GoSaBe’s Sarah-Jane Whittaker participated in a panel discussing careers in Computer Science at the 2013 Queen’s Graduate Student Society Conference (QGCSC) on May 9.
Today marks a year of daily use with my BlackBerry Z10, which I bought a couple of days after Koodo Kingston started stocking them. In my opinion, it’s still the best all-around smartphone on the market.
I’ve been running with Elementary OS for a bit now, and on balance am quite pleased with the experience. Enough so that I’ve moved to it at work too. It’s quite stable, looks great, and is a bit faster than Unity. Not bad! However, it hasn’t been perfect. For instance, getting a bluetooth connection that […]
I like MacOS, really I do. However, I don’t like the .DS_Store files that it leaves everywhere. Here’s how to ditch them:
Back in May of 2013 I bit the bullet and purchased a shiny new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. For my uses, the laptop, a blazing fast Core i7 with a beautiful 13.3″ 1920×1080 IPS display, is in every way superior to Apple’s latest MacBook Airs. About six months in, this has been a stellar […]
Wow. We’ve been busy. So busy that I haven’t had a chance to post anything in quite some time. Yikes. I have quite a few articles as drafts; I need to finish a few of them. On the client-side, we continue to have several exciting clients that we unfortunately can’t discuss or show on our […]
My ongoing love/hate relationship with VirtualBox had a new development today. In trying to patch, update, and resume VMs on a host, all but one VM came up clean. Of course, it was arguably the most important VM.
I quite like my Dell XPS13 FHD. It’s blindingly fast, runs Ubuntu like a champ, and has a brilliant keyboard. My biggest gripe: the trackpad. Specifically, that there’s no physical delineation between the left and mouse click zones. So, I took matters into my own hand with my decidedly low-tech but highly effective sticker solution. […]
I’m doing some data recovery on an external Mac USB drive, formatted hfsplus. (What a strange filesystem.) I was getting an “invalid journal” entry or somesuch. My workaround was to mount the drive without the journal. After force ejecting the drive, here’s the command: mount_hfs -o rdonly -j /dev/disk5s2 /MountPoint The above mounts the partition […]
I’m coming up on a month with my new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition FHD. One month seems a logical time for a follow-up review; here it is! The short version: If you’re considering the XPS 13, just buy it. Even if you don’t want the Linux version. It’s a beautiful little laptop.
As it turns out, yesterday I spent the bulk of the day in the garden. At 8pm, I realized that I hadn’t used a computer yet, so it became the first “computer-free” day I’d had in probably three years.
Well, I did something I never thought I would: I bought a brand-new, high-end Dell laptop. For full price. Me. Hell will be freezing over shortly.
After reading the great review of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition on Ars, I did something I didn’t see coming: I ordered a brand new laptop, a Dell in fact. I just got word that it’s shipping today.
For as long as I have been a Unix user, one could emulate a middle click by simultaneously clicking the left and right mouse buttons. For those new to Linux, this is desirable because just by selecting text it is copied to the buffer. You can then paste by middle-clicking. No copy and paste necessary. […]
We’ve had a busy start to the year and have finally taken the time to update our site with some of our newest clients.