Cateogry: Opinion

BPF Skid Plate



Introduction I decided to enhance the look of my Tacoma by buying a skid plate. While I do want something that will work as a skid plate, I didn’t want a lump of grey metal. The TRD Pro skid looks good but I’m not a big fan of trying... Continue reading

WordPress Gutenberg Editor is Garbage if You Need to Post Code



Introduction Recently WordPress.com (and WordPress in general) has started pushing the new Gutenberg editor. It uses a block based model instead of a traditional document centric one. This I don’t like but I also don’t mind. It’s a different way of composing and I can see the benefit. However,... Continue reading

Softening the Tacoma TRD Sport Ride



Introduction The TRD Sport is known to have the hardest ride of any of the Tacoma trims. You’d except this from the Sport model with a sport tuned suspension. Out of all the trims the Sport has the least body roll and is the best handling Tacoma. As with... Continue reading

Went Back to the TRD Sport



Introduction Awhile back I wrote about my experience with the TRD Sport and TRD Pro where I concluded the Sport is better suited for me. Since writing that post, knowing that the Pro just isn’t right has been nagging at me. The ride and handling are the biggest things... Continue reading

My Issues With Commercialized Linux



This is part of the Sigil’s website get page. I figured since I was on a roll with Linux and the issues I have with the Linux community I would publish this here too. It explains a lot of my rational as to why I don’t really like or want... Continue reading

Why Fedora (and RedHat) is Ruining Linux



A bug was opened against KDocker the other day. Now bugs aren’t a bad thing and typically they are user error so they get closed out as invalid. Sometimes they’re real issues which get looked into and fixed. On very rare occasions they’re dictations/demands. I’ve edited the post to include... Continue reading

Copyright Notices and the Importance of Year



Introduction One thing I’ve recently noticed (especially with web developers) is they leave off the copyright year entirely. Now realize I AM NOT A LAWYER! This is my layman’s understanding based on reading the relevant sections of US copyright law. None of what I have to say is legal... Continue reading

Why I Love and Hate Linux Distros



The Good Parts I’m a big open source advocate and spend quite a bit of my spare time contributing to various open source projects. Everything form managing full projects such as Sigil, and KDocker. Also, heavily contributing to projects such as calibre. As well as doing... Continue reading

Sigil's Future Direction (Post 0.4.x)



Introduction With 0.4 my focus has been on getting the existing features in a stable state. I foresee 0.4 being around for quite some time as development shifts to accommodate new features. I wanted to be sure a relatively bug free version is available for people to use. If data loss is a... Continue reading

Sigil User Study



Introduction Since taking over as the maintainer of Sigil I have spent some time reaching out to specific people in the ebook community to ask them about Sigil. Specifically if they use Sigil? Why or why not? What do they see as Sigil’s shortcomings? How do they use Sigil... Continue reading

DRM - It's All About Lock-In



Introduction Over the past few years I’ve been asked numerous times about my position on DRM (Digital Rights Management). Mainly I’ve been asked this by authors looking to start selling their works as ebooks. I’ve been sending the same email with more added each time in response to... Continue reading

Nook STR Review



Introduction When Barns and Nobel (B&N) announced the All New Nook, the Simple Touch Reader I was interested. When I heard it was going to be an e-ink device I became very interested. I’ve desired owning a Nook for a long time but I’ve never bought one until now.... Continue reading

Spideroak Review



For quite some time now Tati and I have both been using Dropbox to sync files between multiple computers. Recently Tati has been running low on space in her free Dropbox account and said she wanted to upgrade to the premium version that has more storage space. I have... Continue reading

EZReader Pocket Pro Review



Background My wife bought me an Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro For Christmas this year. This device isn’t my first or even second ebook reader. It is now my third. The first a Sony PRS-505 having been commandeered by my wife. The second is a Cybook Gen 3 which... Continue reading

Why User Replaceable Batteries Don't Matter



Robert B, who is Astak’s Director of Bus. Devl., posted a blog entry about user replaceable batteries. I mostly agree with him that they are a benefit to consumer electronics. I mostly agree because I don’t see them as a positive in every case. I posted the following... Continue reading