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Say Time for Chrome

tl;dr – Say Time for Chrome in the Chrome Web Store One of the features of macOS that I really appreciate is the ability to have the Mac announce the hour. I find it incredibly helpful to stay on schedule and keep track of time. Unfortunately, on Windows and Linux, this isn’t as simple to […]

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Progressive Web Apps

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to get into Android development. While I haven’t yet taken the time to learn Java and get to it, I have been looking into progressive web apps. They’re actually rather exciting. Essentially, they seek to make web apps feel like native apps, to improve the user experience and increase […]

Vim: The Editor

Vim and Vundle

For the longest time, I have neglected to put my vim configuration under some sort of version control. I suppose it’s not been a top priority for me to maintain the configuration that I’ve taken so much care to set up until now. Since I started using vim about a year ago, I’ve really only […]

Recent Downtime

A week ago I had a bit of downtime, because I decided to switch hosts. Previously, I was using DigitalOcean, with a droplet running Ubuntu 14.04. I paid $10 a month for a 30GB SSD, 1 CPU core, and 1GB of RAM. This used to be alright for me, because I was just running this website, which […]

Geeko in the Terminal!

In this mini-tutorial, I’m going to show you how to customize the prompt to have a colorful Geeko greet you each time you open up the terminal. For someone who spends the majority of their day in the terminal like myself, it’s fun to customize it. I personally use zsh as my shell, but I’ve also […]

Deciding on a Linux Distro

Before I begin my examination of various distros, I’d like to retrace my steps and discuss some of my past experiences with the few distros that I’ve tried. When I first got into Linux and started using it, I went with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. All of my Google searches pointed to it being the most […]

Fresh Starts

I have a tendency to play around with my system, which has been both very good and very bad for me. On one hand, I have learned so much from tinkering and inspecting files and breaking things, that I probably would not have otherwise learned. On the other hand, I do occasionally break the system […]

I Just Can’t Stay Away From Linux

Just over a year ago, I downloaded and installed Linux onto my computer for the first time. I wanted to learn to program and I had read that programming on Windows was pretty tough, particularly for newbies, and that Linux would be much easier to get going with, especially considering I didn’t have the money […]

Mysterious Issues on my Site

For the past couple of weeks, I’d noticed that my site was randomly crashing due to MySQL failing on the server. In case any of you saw it, this is what was causing the “Error establishing connection to database” page (which I will customize for the future when I have a spare moment.) This seemed […]