Category Archives: Technology

Dell XPS 13, one year later

I don’t want this to be a rant, but I feel like I need to document this experience. I’ll try to stick to the facts. TLDR; hardware issues, poor support. The Good It was just about a year ago that … Continue reading

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BIT-101 Lab Visual Index

I just ticked off another feature on the BIT-101 Lab list. A visual index. Back in the old Flash Lab the only way to find a specific experiment you wanted to look at again was to click through, one by … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

TL;DR: Go here: https://bit101.github.io/lab/ Long time readers of this blog may recall what existed here before “blogging” was a thing – the BIT-101 Lab. Back in the late 90’s / early 2000’s there were a bunch of people running Flash … Continue reading

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Back to GNU/Linux

My computing platform history in a nutshell. 1984 – First significant interaction with a computer. A Commodore 128 I inherited at work. 1989 – Bought my own Commodore Amiga. Early 90’s – Was given a pc built from spare parts … Continue reading

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Chrome OS / Chromebooks

I’ve been curious about Chrome OS and Chromebooks for a while now. A couple of months ago I replaced my daughter’s dead laptop with a cheap Chromebook and she loves it. The only thing she really misses is Minecraft. Then, … Continue reading

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I made a Chrome Extension

The other week I got a new Chromebook. Mainly just to see what the user experience was, but I surprised myself by liking it a lot more than I expected I would. But that’s another story. I started being more … Continue reading

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Quicksettings.js 1.3

Did a bit of work on Quicksettings.js recently. Mostly based on some features suggested in issues and pull requests. A quick summary: 1. A few new controls: ¬†addNumber. Basically the same as addRange, but displayed as a numeric text field … Continue reading

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Sublime Text Comment and Next Line Shortcut

Just a quick tip. I’ve been using Android Studio extensively, daily, for the last year and a half. One minor editing feature I’ve grown to love is the way it handles commenting lines. You have your keyboard shortcut, Ctrl-/ or … Continue reading

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Two Pixels

Say you are a designer tasked with creating an image. The only specs you have are that the size of the image needs to be one pixel high and two pixels wide. Seems pretty simple, right? Just considering RGB colors, … Continue reading

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Coding Math Application Series

Last week I kicked off a new series on the Coding Math Channel. It’s the Application series. I was thinking that it’s nice to present new concepts in each video, but there is a limited amount that I can do … Continue reading

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