Through an odd sequence of events I’m now the owner of a BlackBerry Passport. I chose this device despite deep reservations of owning such an odd beast. What follows is a mostly unedited day-by-day log of the first week of my getting used to the Passport. The short version: it’s odd but awesome.
I started writing this review in late January. Since then, the main developer of this one-man Linux distribution has announced that he will be shuttering the project. Of course, being Open Source, it will never really go away. I wish him all the best. For the record, here are my thoughts on CrunchBang Linux.
I’ll admit it freely: I’m a Debian guy. That said, I recognize that Red Hat Enterprise Linux has it’s place. I run it on a few servers here and there and it is a rock. One frequent sore point for me, however, is SELinux.
I recently upgraded the internal drive of our 27″ mid-2010 iMac from the original 1TB Seagate to a 2TB Seagate SSHD. At under $150, it’s the perfect balance of speed, price, and capacity. I highly recommend the drive. Read on for details….
I’ve been happily running elementary OS’s Freya beta for months now. It has a few rough edges, but it still the most polished and usable Linux distribution I’ve had the pleasure of using. However, for the last week or so I’ve been experiencing an odd bug with the window drop shadows.
Today I review the best ThinkPad to date: The X220. Released in 2011, it represents the pinnacle of ThinkPad design. In my opinion, it’s been downhill ever since.
Someone at work recently asked about batch conversion of NEF (Nikon RAW files) to JPG. Here are a few approaches:
I was out at a fantastic show yesterday and recorded video with my phone. The audio was great, the video not so much. So, how to extract the audio from the MP4?
After quite a bit of research, I think I’ve found my perfect pair of headphones, designed right here in Ontario. The PSB M4U1 offers a fantastic listening experience.
Step in the way-back machine while I review a remarkable laptop from 2009 that in many ways can go toe-to-toe with the latest Ultrabook.
Exquisite. That is undeniably the best word to describe the BlackBerry Z30. It’s been my daily phone since I bought it.
The summary: The 1020 is a one-trick pony, but it is an excellent trick. If I wasn’t so smitten with BlackBerry OS, this is the phone I’d use.
I haven’t posted much on this site for most of 2014. I’m not going to write more about it here but the short version is that, personally, we’ve been through the ringer in 2014.
PPAs, LTS, Ubuntu One, Mir, Unity, JeOS, juju, DevOps, OpenStack, Ubuntu TV, Ubuntu Touch, Ubuntu Phone, Wubi, Steam support. Wow.