Category: Tutorials

  • My idea of a strong password has been a random string of characters and this xkcd comic seems to say that a random collection of ordinary words may be more secure.

  • Maybe Medium isn’t a publishing platform. Perhaps it’s really just a fancy RSS reader?

  • How Instapaper could be an even better research tool

    I love Instapaper. It is my “read it later” app and, increasingly, one of my favorite research tools too. I had an idea for how it can be better for research and thought I’d explain how.

  • One of the weirdest Firefox unboxing videos ever!

    When it comes to unboxing videos, this Firefox unboxing video is the weirdest I’ve ever seen! I have Firefox set as my default browser on my work laptop, primarily for performance reasons: Chrome is just too heavy for my somewhat underpowered Lenovo laptop, even running Ubuntu Linux.

  • Our son is home sick so we came up with the idea of making a cardboard projector during lunch today. We used an old Jungle Oats cereal box, a toilet roll core and cling wrap for a basic lens. We secured the cling wrap using an elastic band (hair elastic in our case) and we […]

  • I am on a mission to reduce the amount of email I receive each day. I’ve noticed that a significant majority of my daily email comprises updates from various social services (many of which I set not to send me emails). I don’t really see much value in most of that email so I sat […]