Category: Useful stuff

  • Playing Dungeons and Dragons with Discord

    Photo by Jack B on Unsplash

    Playing Dungeons and Dragons with Discord, and other cool services such as Notion, and DnD Beyond.

  • Google Wave 2.0?

    Black, old-style phone on a counter

    According to Ars Technica – Integrating the service into Gmail is an aggressive move and something we haven’t seen the company do since the Google+ days. Reportedly a lot more integrations are coming in the future—the G Suite team apparently wants to make some kind of “new unified communications app” that merges features from Gmail, […]

  • How Wes Bos built his new site

    I’ve followed Wes Bos for a couple years now. I bought several of his courses, and look forward to when I have time to do his Beginner JavaScript — Learn JavaScript from Scratch course. He recently rebuilt his personal site using Gatsby.JS, and published both a post and a video explaining how he did it: […]

  • Exploring Notion as an Evernote alternative

    I found myself exploring Notion as an Evernote alernative again, yesterday. I looked at it briefly about a year ago, and it didn’t seem like something that was worth switching to at the time. After all, I’ve been using Evernote for years, and given how much I was using Evernote, I wasn’t sure that investing […]

  • If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, distance learning just might

    The speed at which many schools have closed, and kids and educators have had to switch to distance learning platforms have caused quite a bit of frustration, especially for parents overwhelmed with the sudden influx of messages. Here’s a funny (and true) rant from an Israeli mother who found herself overwhelmed by the flood of […]

  • Why soap is the nemesis of the coronavirus

    Bar of soap

    You already know that we should wash our hands (frequently) for at least 20 seconds, but do you know why soap is so effective against the coronavirus? Here’s a great explanation from Vox: On a related note, it’s also worth watching this video: A quote from the video that stands out for me is this […]

  • Brave browser seems to protect our privacy the most

    I’ve been curious about the Brave browser for a little while now, and I’ve switched to Brave for any Chromium-based browser stuff I do (testing, browsing on sites that don’t support Firefox, and so on). I found this Ars Technica post interesting. They summarise a study into browsers and privacy, and found that Brave probably […]

  • Tips for remote work newbies

    Working remotely in style.

    One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is that more people find themselves needing to work remotely after having worked in a more conventional office environment for most of their careers. Shifting to remote work can be a little disconcerting. Fortunately there are substantial resources to help you work productively, remotely. Automattic is a […]