Saturday, July 11, 2015

Voat & recent events

For the past 2-3 weeks I have been giving Voat a try. Voat, for those that don't know, is something that is very similar to Reddit, but has a different mission. That's one of the easiest ways for me to explain it, anyways.

The reason why I've been trying out Voat is similar to some of the other reasons why others are trying Voat: the harsh changes that are happening to Reddit for the sole purpose of being a site that can more easily be monetized. I joined Voat after /r/fatpeoplehate was banned, along with other subreddits. I do want to go out and say that I don't endorse /r/fatpeoplehate and the like, however. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Giving Scrollback a try

If you visit this post or anything else on this site, you'll see a new widget to the bottom right of your screen: Scrollback.

For those that don't know, It's a new chat platform. The reason why it's important to me, though, is because it offers IRC integration. By expanding the widget and typing something in the box and pressing enter, you are directly inserted into the chat. Before you join you can still see the recent chat history though, because there's a bot that sits in the lounge channel that collects the backlogs.

Your IP is never exposed through the service because clients connecting on your behalf come from Scrollback servers, instead of your PC. So, give it a try if you want! As for the normal live chat page, I'll still use the Kiwi widget. I'll just add some code into the site to hide the Scrollback widget when you're looking at that page.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ridiculousness: 8th grader charged with cyber crimes for changing teacher's wallpaper

Man, it's been an interesting week for law enforcement as a whole in the United States. This Charleston, SC cop thought he wouldn't get caught shooting an unarmed black man in the back, but it turns out that someone did catch it on camera, and now the cop is charged for murder. This post isn't about that though, but something else that might as well be just as retarded.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Artist exclusivity is a terrible way for streaming music services to compete

Just being a casual observer who happens to have Spotify news added to his Bing Interests, today I saw a post from Fast Company (and other news outlets like the post from CNN Money) about how Jay-Z pulled his first album from Spotify, favoring his own music service, Tidal, instead. Some reports even speculate that this won't be the last of the album-pulling either.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

[March] Here's what I've been going lately

First off, hi everyone! I hope I haven't convinced some of you that I'm dead and gone, but the good news is that I'm very much alive, but seemingly not active here. I don't exactly know how to explain it, but anyways that's not what this post is about.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blogger for Android is terrible

While I'm busy exploring the wonders if Android L (via CyanogenMod 12 nightly builds) on my OnePlus One, I decided to try the idea of blogging from it. I'm not impressed with Google right now.

Even back when I used Android 2.3, Google has neglected its own Blogger Android app for quite a long time. Back when I tried it, it didn't even have a full editor and had a few bugs. After enjoying the new material design that a lot if apps have now, Blogger for Android sticks out like a sore thumb. It's really disappointing.

I want Google to do something about this. They can do both of the suggestions or just do one. I'd like to have a better mobile app with material design and a full fledged editor, or I want the web post interface to work well on mobile. Either way I want a better editor for mobile.

If you all haven't even noticed yet already, I am making this post from their mobile app. I can't format the text the way I do on the web interface and it shows very well here.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

What I've been doing this holiday season

It doesn't take much to notice that I've been busy lately, noted by my lack of posting here over the past few weeks. I'm not keeping everyone in the dark about what I've been doing, so here is this post outlining how come I haven't been posting here a lot.

First off, I have been busy lately with the holiday season. I've spent a lot more time with my family this time around than in previous holiday seasons. Therefore, I've given them more attention than keeping up with my computer.

Second, I've been very mobile lately. Because of the lack of time from spending time with family, friends, etc, I also have been very out-and-about lately. I haven't spent much time actually sitting at my desk at all in the past few months. I did get myself a OnePlus One back in November, and I have been using that phone ever since. I still have all of the posts about that phone almost ready to be submitted anyways but they still need to be proofread and edited for any noticeable grammatical errors.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

OnePlus One Unboxing

I might not write on here very often, but the next few weeks here are something to look forward to. That's right -- as suggested by the title I am doing a review of the OnePlus One! For now, this post is specifically about the unboxing and related detail. other items will be saved for the full review.

Friday, November 14, 2014

My view on Taylor Swift & Spotify

With all of this "drama" between Taylor Swift and Spotify, I think it's time for me to throw in my own 2 cents into the pot.

Friday, November 7, 2014

System76 is now 9 years old

Seems like it was yesterday eh? Today the company announced via its social media channels that it has conducted business for 9 years. Their announcement is below.