» What should I do about Youtube? So in order to receive revenue from the Content ID matching they are requiring her to open her full catalog to Google, and not be able to extend special offers via other platforms? That seems pretty shitty on Google's part. #
» Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. This is getting passed around and I can't help but be skeptical and look for the ways that Microsoft will screw us later. I can see it being time-bombed and after a year suddenly you have to pay for a service pack or some such. I'll put in for my free license but won't be surprised when they change the deal. #
» Warthunder tanks and planes MMO. I've been playing this for a week or so and been having fun. The "arcade battles" are generally less than 10 minutes or so which means I can jump in for a game or two while taking a break and still get back to work in a reasonable amount of time. #
» Fitlet fanless PC. I'm happy to see these gain traction and increase their speed and capabilities - eventually I'll make one into a media PC for the living room to replace the WDTV Live box I have (something I can put other streaming apps on besides the "official" ones, such as Amazon Prime which hasn't come to the WDTV Live yet for some reason.) #
» How to Become an Amazon Affiliate in Colorado, California or Illinois. Old article and it sounds like they've closed even that avenue. I love how Amazon punishes me for the actions of my state government, as if I had any choice in this matter. #
» Asset Forfeiture and the Cycle of Electronic Surveillance Funding. Holy crap, stay away from Los Angeles County. #
» VH1 Classic To Run 433-Hour ‘Saturday Night Live’ Marathon. Wow, I hope I'm around for the Eddie Murphy run on Feb 11. #
» Which Apps Protect Against Verizon and Turn's Invasive User Tracking? More on Verizon being assholes. #
» Listen to the Real Stephen Colbert Explain How He Maintained His Flawless Character for 9 Years. That was pretty interesting and also a long string of talking, I wonder if he had that all planned out or if it was just off-the-cuff. #
» Debian shows how to do Apache configuration right (and Fedora fumbles it). Wish I'd read this before I spun up and spent the time configuring a couple different servers, I hadn't realized how well Debian was doing it. #
» MeegoPad T01 Bay Trail Windows mini PC now available for $100. Yowza that's nifty. #
» A eulogy for RadioShack, the panicked and half-dead retail empire. Definitely sounds miserable. #
» An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media. Nice rebuttal. #
» Salt and Pepper Shakers Designed to Look Like Rolls of 35mm Film. Cute, but ginormous (or that person has tiny hands.) #
» Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health. Interesting, I'd been trying it for a week or so but hadn't done the calorie restriction and didn't realize it was only 2 days (basically I've been trying to limit my eating to between noon and 8pm for just over a week straight.) I guess I'm doing it wrong but it is effective for me so far. #
» Downworthy, A browser plugin to turn hyperbolic viral headlines into what they really mean. That is hilarious.
Downworthy replaces hyperbolic headlines from bombastic viral websites with a slightly more realistic version. For example:#
"Literally" becomes "Figuratively"
"Will Blow Your Mind" becomes "Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment"
» My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment. Missed that last year but it's interesting. #
» Some free icon sets I've come across, saved for later reference.#
» µBlock - An efficient blocker for Chromium-based browsers. Like Adblock+ but for Chrome (and Chromium). #
» Introducing Lantern: One Device = Free Data Forever. This is a really cool idea.
» Baikal CalDAV and CardDAV server. I'm already pretty invested in Owncloud but if I move away from that I'd definitely consider Baikal. Anything to not have to use Google for contacts and calendar. #
» Raccoon - A google play desktop client. Very handy if you have an Android phone or tablet without official Google Play support. Just download to your desktop and install (or pull backups of apps from Play...) #
» Using HAProxy to make SSH and SSL available on the same port. That is a nifty trick and will let you past some firewalls (unless they are doing packet inspection for traffic types...) #
» Autoplaying anything is a terrible decision, doubly so for video. No kidding, trying to go through my YouTube subscriptions is an exercise in frustration - I just open everything new in a new tab which causes chaos in my speakers. #
» pass - the standard unix password manager, and a version for Windows: pass.bat. In case you like the old school command line versions of things and don't want to invest in LastPass for password management. #
» Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and resin casting. That is a fantastic resource, I'd love to have a desktop CNC mill (though much like a 3D printer I don't yet know what I'd do with it...) #
» Babun windows shell, uses an integrated Cygwin environment so you don't have to deal with installing Cygwin (which also requires admin rights.) Very handy if you are stuck on Windows and could use some good Unixy tools (curl, python, perl, etc.) #
» Two methods for changing the font size in the TTY terminal in Linux (for some reason sometimes during an upgrade mine goes to a huge font size making my 28" monitor look like crap.