Goodbye, Google Reader; Hello, Tiny Tiny RSS!

Posted on 24 June 2013 by jose

With Google Reader's impending retirement, I found myself needing to find an alternative for my RSS aggregation/reading needs. I did a lot of research and tried a few web-based replacements (Feedly, Commafeed, Newsblur), but I found that the heavy load of other transitioning users made those services slow to update, especially when I could compare them to my still-live Google Reader view.

Windows, printers, and firewalls

Posted on 11 April 2012 by jose

As a Linux geek, I don't usually wrestle with Windows problems (but when I do, I prefer Windows 7); this week, I did a little bit of system administration and troubleshooting at work, since I could physically manage the machines in question. There's no doubt I need to improve my phone support abilities, but since I was available in person, I took advantage.

A Linux laptop was inevitable

Posted on 13 February 2011 by jose

A month after getting my Android phone, I bought my first laptop. Personal laptop, that is; I've had laptops for work, and I've found them to be highly convenient when traveling or noveling, so I finally decided to get one of my own. More momentously, after years of running Windows on my personal machines but Linux on my work machines, I decided I was ready to make the jump to a Linux-only environment, meaning the new laptop would have to run Linux.

I Dream of Android

Posted on 10 February 2011 by jose

In December of 2009, I upgraded my phone. I went from a Razr to a Cliq, which just happens to be a smartphone running Android 1.5. At the time, it was the best T-Mobile/Android offering within my budget; I also took advantage of their 0% financing/installment payment plan, which is a fantastic deal. Interest-free, I'd pay them $20 a month until the phone is paid off. With my particular plan, this option was better than a 2-year contract and its subsidized phone (I actually did the math). This netted me an awesome Android phone running Linux (yay!) with a neat slide-out keyboard.

How I spent my Saturday morning

Posted on 28 October 2007 by jose

I carved my first pumpkin today. I liked pretending that I was a mad neurosurgeon bent on lobotomizing by scooping out the brains. Pumpkin guts are gross. Anyway, with most of the cool patterns already spoken for (I wanted to observe others before diving into my first pumpkin carve), I looked around and quickly settled on Tux, the Linux mascot. This makes me happy.

Click on the pictures below for larger versions; the third picture, while dramatic, does not have a large version.

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