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 … Continue reading Vim and Vundle
A week agoÂ 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 beÂ alright for me, because I was just running this website, which … Continue reading Recent Downtime
In this mini-tutorial, I’m going to show you how to customize the prompt to have a colorful GeekoÂ 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 … Continue reading Geeko in the Terminal!
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 … Continue reading Deciding on a Linux Distro
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 … Continue reading Fresh Starts
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 didnâ€™t have the money … Continue reading I Just Canâ€™t Stay Away From Linux
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 … Continue reading Mysterious Issues on my Site
When Amazon first released the Kindle, I wasn’t overly impressed. My opinion of it at the time was that it was an over-simplified tablet, capable of nothing more than opening eBooks. My tablet can do that, and it can surf the web, play games, and watch movies. What could be so great about a tablet … Continue reading The Amazon Kindle: A Review
If you’ve been following my site at all, you’ll now notice that it, along with the apps hosted on it, are encrypted via SSL! I decided to take the time to set it up because I take security and privacy very seriously. Even though I’m the primary user on my site, and the one posting … Continue reading SSL Encryption from Letâ€™s Encrypt
tl;dr Linux is great if you are on older hardware, just getting started, or like the most control over your system. OSX is great if you appreciate quality design can get past the price. Windows is great if you like to have a wide variety of choices and/or are on a budget.