2 Decades after the millennium and we still have yet to perfect the art of the computer operating system user experience. Here’s some of the problems I’ve faced this year. Some of them are problems that have existed for as long as the computers themselves, and some are new that I’ve only experienced recently. All of them are a nuisance.
Virtual Conferencing at UKICER
I recently attended UKICER. This year the conference was entirely online. This was a new experience for me, I’ve written up what I thought about it.
We need more e-ink desktop monitors
I couple of years ago I got an e-reader. I was initially apprehensive but I ended up enjoying it. What would it be like to use such a display for office work?
[A] Who Said Gaming Ruined Your Mind?
Archived 2011-10-15. Past me extols the virtues of minecraft.
Building a PC
I’ve been into computers for a fair while – pretty much all of my life. Yet I’ve never really been into the hardware, and haven’t ever built my own PC. With some recent struggles with my laptop I decided it was time to build a proper personal use desktop.
Backing up to Backblaze with Rclone and Restic
I talk about how I switched from Backlaze personal to Backblaze B2 with restic and rclone, and draw some comparisons between them.
[A] Flame Fractals & Java
Archived 2012-10-31. This post shows off some playing around I did with a java program that renders fractals. Neat stuff.
DRM: Deliberately Risking Media
DRM, digital rights management, is the term used to describe attempts to control the use and ownership of digital media post-purchase. I think that this is a pretty poor practice, and will detail some reasons why.