Google Products I Can’t Stop Using

5 years ago this post likely would’ve been on the shortlist of Google products I didn’t use since, as an Android and Chromebook user, I leveraged their offerings for pretty much everything from email to navigation and anything in between. My opinion on Google has shifted dramatically over the years, though, as Google’s previous position… Continue reading Google Products I Can’t Stop Using

Pinebook Pro Improved Trackpad Firmware With Manjaro Linux

I wouldn’t typically do back-to-back Pinebook Pro posts, but there’s been some exciting work happening in the community lately. My biggest gripe with the device has always been the trackpad. Back in my original impressions post I said: The trackpad is unfortunately not quite as solid as the keyboard. It doesn’t feel particular sensitive and… Continue reading Pinebook Pro Improved Trackpad Firmware With Manjaro Linux

The Case Against Replacing Your Standard Laptop With A Pinebook Pro

As I’ve written about many… times… before, I own a Pinebook Pro that I’m rather fond of; I’m writing this post on it at this very moment. However, a friend at work recently asked me if I still was enjoying the device. I tempered my initial reaction to immediately reply with, “Of course!” to instead… Continue reading The Case Against Replacing Your Standard Laptop With A Pinebook Pro

Brave Search

A coupe of years ago, I had a realization that, as a privacy-focused individual, Google was an absolutely terrible company. As a company that owns an advertising business, they’re heavily incentivized to be as invasive as possible in order to serve targeted advertising. I embarked on a quest to cut all Google services out of… Continue reading Brave Search

Sorting Objects By A Specific Property In Groovy

As someone who does a lot of scripting and not a ton of large-scale development work, it’s a bit rare that I make objects in my code. Outside of PowerShell, which basically makes everything an object for you, I typically spend a lot of time working with dictionaries instead. Occasionally, though, objects are far more… Continue reading Sorting Objects By A Specific Property In Groovy

ncdu – Finding Where Disk Space Is Used On Linux

The other day I woke up to a fairly terrifying alert that one of my Linux servers was down to about 5% disk space free. Due to the way that ext-based filesystems work, they typically need some available space to avoid imploding on themselves, thus making this a Bad Situation™. This scenario has lead some… Continue reading ncdu – Finding Where Disk Space Is Used On Linux