This website has been a resource for ChromeOS related news, tips and tricks for the past several years with several of my articles/tutorials being referenced to by dozens of popular websites over the years. Readers may have noticed the lack of content on my website over the past 18 months and might have assumed I have decided to stop writing about ChromeOS, the truth is actually completely opposite. I have actually been dedicating much of my spare time writing a series of books for ChromeOS users. This book started as one single book but … well … is now over 180 unique books and counting. You can even buy them now on Google Play and Amazon!
For the longest time, many companies were able to get by with only releasing software for Windows and MacOS. For the very few that actually did, they often viewed Linux support as an optional “nice to have” feature and as such was often delegated to being a passion project for an underpaid/under appreciated developer. A majority of developers have made the choice to not support Linux and even worse, a small number of companies have intentionally introduced code into their software to make it hostile to users who attempt to run the software on Linux. Times are changing and this whole mindset of treating Linux as third class citizen must also change to reflect the evolution of technology… or they will quickly be left in the dust.
This website is a website that generally covers topics involving technology but something happened this afternoon that caused my blood to boil and I need to get this off my chest. Needless to say, this is not my normal sort of post. I was attending the City of North Miami Beach City Council Meeting with my grandmother and we both spoke out about the corrupt joke “Unsung Heros” event that the City of North Miami Beach hosted earlier this month. Instead of a event honoring true heros, this event was nothing more then a event honoring the Friends and Family of Commissioner Paule Villard, funded by the citizens of North Miami Beach.
Thanksgiving comes at least once a year and it is normally a stressful time for the cooks in your family, especially in 2021 where you will likely need to serve your turkey over a Zoom conference call unless you are vaccinated and dare venture into the airport. While most chefs are able to cook a tasty turkey every year,, most people forget to download the latest firmware updates for the Turkey before running it through the O.V.En build system. Many feel this process is intimidating and difficult but it is worth it for a moist and flavorful turkey. Here is a guide to update your turkey with the latest 2021.4 firmware
Thanksgiving comes at least once a year and it is normally a stressful time for the cooks in your family, especially in 2020 where you will likely need to serve your turkey over a Zoom conference call. While most chefs are able to cook a tasty turkey every year, most people forget to download the latest firmware updates for the Turkey before running it through the build system. Many feel this process is intimidating and difficult but it is worth it for a moist and flavorful turkey. Here is a guide to update your turkey with the latest 2020 firmware
Attention all ChromiumOS for GPD Pocket Users. There is a new update that is currently rolling out. This update has been in the works for a few months and brings countless new features to GPD Pocket Owners. This new build not only adds several new features but i put a lot of work into ensuring the GPD Pocket 1 features are on par with the GPD Pocket 2. The previous build of ChromiumOS for GPD sadly did not perform the best for GPD Pocket 1 users, my GPD Pocket 1 needed a replacement battery which did not allow me to test. I have been running this build on my personal devices for a few days and am very happy with the stability and performance of this new build.
In late 2018, I decided to launch a new forum called Technical.Chat however the forum failed to take off. It was powered by a powerful yet clunky commercial forum platform that was slow and did not embrace modern responsive web technologies that make the forum work horribly on mobile devices. I closed the forum a few months after it’s launch to focus on other projects and to find solutions to address some of the problems with the old software platform. I am officially ready to announce the re-launch of Technical.chat!
I watch a lot of tech YouTubers for education and entertainment and the quality of the content is normally far above other genres of videos. I have been watching a up-and-coming YouTuber for a while, Jays Tech Vault and love his videos of him putting knockoffs from wish.com to the test and his videos are well produced and entertaining. Jay published a new video targeting Chromebooks and while I agree with many of his talking points, I do have some disagreements with several other talking points. Normally I would respond in a YouTube Comment however there is so much I want to say so I figured I would post them here. This is not to bash Jay or his videos and I strongly encourage everyone subscribe and support smaller creates like him.
This website has seen a lot of growth over the past few years with my ChromeOS related content seeing over a thousand unique visitors a week and trending up. I love covering ChromeOS related news and coming up with new tutorials but one of the consequences of creating all of these tutorials is that I get a lot of emails from readers, often between 5-10 a week asking for help and advice. I have been contacted by people from all walks of life ranging from Chromebook manufacturers all the way down to parents who have questions about the Chromebooks that the kids were issued from school. I welcome these emails and will continue to welcome these emails but in many cases, I feel that there is more value in having these discussions in the open when possible so I am introducing the Chromebook Community!
I have not covered many ChromeOS updates for a while but there were some surprises in 86.0.4208.0 that I had to make a post. It looks like the Chromium team quietly enabled support for additional USB device past-through in Crostini.