If there is a common electronic component that you need, Amazon Basics has you covered. I really like the idea of Amazon Basics. If you need an HDMI cable, Amazon Basics has one. A mouse? Amazon has that too. Amazon Basics stuff is really cheap too. It is relatively good quality stuff, at a really low price. I found myself in need of a mouse, so I went ahead and bought an Amazon Basics mouse, and now I am going to talk about it. Continue reading “Amazon’s Mouse – Good for People with Small Hands”
I am a terrible person. I am a terrible, terrible, terrible person. I used to use Linux regularly. For a couple years, actually… Currently, my Linux partition has a copy of Kubuntu 13.10 on it. I think it’s safe to say that I have been a little bit out of the swing of Linux for a while. Anyway. I am going back to Linux, and I’m documenting it on my blog. Continue reading “Linux”
I use an HTC phone. Specifically, the HTC One (M8). I think HTC makes really nice products, which is why I follow what they’re up to. I like to know when HTC releases a new thing. This weekend, HTC did a thing and announced some stuff. Continue reading “HTC One M9 and HTC Vive”
As you can see from the banner below (unless you closed it), in approximately 16 hours (as of writing this post), the vote occurs. The folks at FFTF have put together a little video, which you can get below the break. Continue reading “Final Hours”
Notice something new? Yes, this site is now covered in ads. Normally I am against intrusive advertising, but I will make an exception for things that support a very important cause. In 10 days, the fate of the internet as we know it will be decided. Continue reading “Net Neutrality and The Internet Countdown”
Today, Google released a new account security checkup. It’s free, easy, and it will keep your account more secure! As if that wasn’t enough reason to go do it, Google is offering an extra 2GB of free Google Drive storage that never expires to accounts that complete it before February 17th. Continue reading “Google Security Checkup – Secure Your Account and Get 2GB Free!”
Google Translate released an update a while ago, and it introduced an interesting new feature. Quick translation via camera. That’s right, now you can open the Google Translate app, point it at a foreign language, and it will be translated to your native language automatically. Continue reading “Google Translate Instant Translation”
This is something I have wanted to bitch about for a long time, I guess now that I have a blog I can do it. Web filtering is stupid bullshit. Luckily, I live in the USA where we haven’t tried to do any of that shit on a national level (yet), but we do do it in our schools, and that’s stupid.
(Warning: This post contains a fair amount of language)
Continue reading “Web Filtering & Censorship”
If you are looking to start a blog, I highly recommend WordPress, if you are willing and able to pay for hosting and host it yourself.
I like WordPress. I really do. I use it here on coltondrg.com (if it wasn’t already obvious) and I think it is a really good price of software. WordPress.com is not really WordPress though, it is WordPress’ bastard child that has a serious lack of features. Continue reading “WordPress.com Rant”