Switch your family to Ubuntu Linux, it may be less confusing than Windows

As my family knows, I clearly prefer Linux over Windows, and if we didn't have the option of using macOS computers, we'd be using Linux, likely Ubuntu. With that in mind, I enjoyed Simon Frey's post "How switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls", partly because I…

Colourful computer history

I love James Ball's colourful photographic history of computers. These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they're a wonderful reminder of how far we've come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites: Via The Stylish & Colorful…

Counting the steps till my Fitbit Charge 3

I'm looking forward to receiving my Fitbit Charge 3 in a week or two. I don't do any intensive activities but I like tracking things like steps. Having an activity tracker that will help me track other metrics will give me a great view of my general health.

We’re already living in the future

We're living in an incredible time. Technologies that seemed like science fiction just a few years ago are being released, and they look incredible. Take the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 as an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DbslbKsQSk Then, when you've watched that, take a trip back about six or seven years when these sorts of displays were fantastic…

Put your phone away, #ItCanWait

Humans simply can’t multi-task. When we shift our attention to our phones, we take it away from what we should be doing. That includes walking, riding, and driving. Just don't do it. Whatever it is, #ItCanWait.
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