I have lived in South Florida for almost 15 years and have seen my fair share of hurricanes. With the devastation that happened in Texas last week from hurricane Harvey and the imminent threat from Hurricane Irma, I wanted to do a write up on the steps I personally take to prepare for Hurricanes. I perform all of these steps prior to boarding up my windows.
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If you are a driver in the United States who wishes to get 80,000 MileUp Points which can be cashed out for $100 in eGift Cards for retailers such as Amazon, Apple iTunes, Game Stop, Walmart and Target – follow these steps to claim yours for free. The entire process takes about 10 minutes and is completely free (no credit card required). You are more than welcome to share this link with anyone that you know who shops at these retailers.
As part of the #Revolutionist76 movement announcement, System76 released a 3D printed Guy Tux Mask and shipped them to several System76 Fans all around the globe. This movement is to promote the fact that people should be in control of their software, not software being in control of the people. You can read more about this movement on the System76 Twitter Page. Furthermore you can join in via Twitter, Reddit and other Social Media Services. I have been the proud owner of the System76 Kudu Pro for almost 2 years and love it. Continue reading
It has been some time since I have taken a serious look at ChromeOS but this changed earlier this month when I purchased the newly released Samsung Chromebook Plus (2017) to allow me to do some research for a future work related project. The Samsung Chromebook Pro is currently one of the highest end Chromebooks – only succeeded by the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Google’s Chromebook Pixel. I spent a few weeks using ChromeOS for as much as I could and can say that it has come a long way since the last time I played with ChromeOS however there are still a fair amount of shortcomings and several features that are best described as “half baked”. Here are my thoughts:
days months ago, I posted a set of instructions on how to get the LG Watch Sport to work on T-Mobile. Unfortunately this did involve users having to pay for an additional phone line at ~$40 per month so this solution was less than ideal. I do now have a better option that will cost a lot less and ultimately work better. Continue reading
Many, including myself, were disappointed to see that Google partnered up with AT&T to be the exclusive carrier for the new LG Watch Sport. Many were unsure if it would work with T-Mobile but after some trial and error, I found out it does indeed work but there is a catch. Continue reading
It is traditional for many to create a set of New Years resolutions to usher in a new year. Often it is lossing XX lbs, going to the gym every day, cleaning out that old shed or paying off debts. I am not saying there is anything wrong with those resolutions however maybe you should consider adding one additional one to your list… “Become more Security Minded”. This blog post will hopefully offer you some simple tips to stay secure online, I will follow this up with a more detailed post later in the year but for now these are just baby steps. Continue reading
I am looking for a few people to help test something I have been working on for the past few months. Please read this post in full before contacting me. I am still (10-20) working on the platform but I want to get it out to a few alpha testers. The platform is stable but there are still some features I am working on that I want to get in prior to launch. I have been routing all of my personal email through this for the past 5 months with no issue.
I spent the past few weeks methodically changing all of my passwords to correct my past habits of re-using a batch of complicated passwords that I have memorized. I had to change around 100 passwords for various websites and services that I use. Most of the websites made it easy to change your password but others failed miserably however several failed. If you are a user of any website that falls into these brackets and care about security please tweet, message or otherwise beg the website owner to correct the problems. Be warned, this is a long post.
If you are a Ubuntu User in South Florida, please join us for the Ubuntu 16.04 release party that is scheduled to take place on April 3rd of 2016 at Topeekeegee Yugneepark Park (Meetup Link). Admission is free but small donations for food will help. Join us for fun, food and I am going to toss a pretty sweet prize into the mix – an Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu pre-installed. Read below for more details on the Compute Stick and how to qualify – Continue reading