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Leaving Facebook

It's been three months since I left Facebook. Before that, it took me well over two years to finally do this step. I wanted to leave it so badly, but somehow it held it's grip on me. It was just to convenient to have all your friends in one place and know most of what happens in their lives. The…

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Re-Evaluating the Kindle Voyage

I'd like to share my thoughts on the Kindle Voyage as someone who barely read until he got his first Kindle a few years ago. The Kindle somehow changed my relationship to the written word. I still don't read very many books each year, but that's only because I'm a rather slow reader. Nonetheless,…

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How to Google It

Recently, someone on Twitter (sorry I forgot who it was) posted this picture on how to google stuff. Though I almost exclusively use DuckDuckGo these days, this cheat sheet comes in pretty handy at times. Turns out, it was originally posted as part of a larger info graphic almost 5 years ago on…

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Hey Kirby!

For the last couple of years I have been using Jekyll for this website and I really enjoyed it. It's nerdy nature spoke to my inner, well, nerd. Unfortunately, this nerdism isn't always practical. Jekyll requires you to rebuild your website and sync the resulting website files to your host. I know…

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Firewatch

Earlier this week, our favorite software development company and now publisher Panic and Campo Santo, the game studio Panic collaborated with, released their first game, Firewatch. I think it's been about two years since they first started teasing this project and I've been excited about this ever…

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Overwhelming Task Management

Mr. OmniFocus aka David Sparks started a new series on his blog about the hurdles one might face when dealing with task management systems. I recently switched from Things to OmniFocus and faced some problems as well. After years with the German task management application I had acquired a workflow…

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Brett Terpstra's TitleCase API & Script

I always struggle when it comes to post titles and titles in general, because I'm never sure which words to capitalize and which not. Your friendly next door nerd Brett Terpstra created not only a script but also an API that turns your title into the right TitleCase format used by AP and co. To…

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1Password Meta Data Leak

Earlier today I came across this Tweet from Hacker News: 1Password Leaks Your Data http://t.co/3ETH2z6NIV – Hacker News (@newsycombinator) October 18, 2015 tl;dr: They seem to leak some meta data when you're using the old Agile Keychain format. Though this can be bad enough, Dale Myers found that t…

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Jekyll Auto-Build With Git Hooks

tl;dr: Use the full path to your jekyll executable when running it from a git hook. As much as I love Jekyll for it's nerdiness and it's speed, as much can it be annoying at times when you have to "compile" your website and upload it to your server every time you fix a comma. This…

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John's Back!

Earlier this year, I was very sad to see John Chidgey shut down his amazing podcast Pragmatic. I'm equally happy, that this week he came back with not only Pragmatic, but a whole new network for podcasts that would not find a home on other networks. It's called The Engineered Network, or short TEN.…

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