• Testing Migration Of FedWiki To New Server

    As I wrote in Plan To Move Fedwiki To New Server I know that I need to build a 64-bit server that can run the latest versions of Nodejs, which is needed to run the latest versions of Federated Wiki. Building a new server is easy, what I have been most concerned about is copying the content of my wiki to the new server along with the site ownership.

  • Plan To Move Fedwiki To A New Server

    It started with an email from Github. The email basically said that the API used to authenticate via Github OAuth is being deprecated and to make a change to my app and I have to July 1, 2020 to make the change. The app in reference is wiki and specifically the Passport OAuth used to access my site and make changes to it. I went to the Fedwiki Github to see if there was any information and not finding any I created an issue. Next, I logged on to the terminal for my Fedwiki server and ran a command to check to see if there was a new version of the wiki software.

  • Mid Year 2019 Orchids and Onions

    On Sunday, August 25, 2019, I will participate in a recording of the MobileViews podcast. The planned discussion topic is our favorite tech purchase of 2019. When you get a bunch of geeks together to talk about their favorite tech the conversation could go on for hours, it will be interesting to see the end length of the podcast.

  • It’s About The Thing, Stupid

    The ‘Future Book’ Is Here, but It’s Not What We Expected - WIRED:

  • The Google Pixelbook

    Last update: 2018-11-30

  • Virtual Desktop

    I’ve tinkered on and off with the idea of having a virtual desktop in the cloud, and the challenge has been to having something that is functional but doesn’t cost a lot of money. It is real easy and inexpensive to run a Linux server for terminal access, but I would at least like to have access to a desktop browser and a good markdown editor.

  • Time For A New Computer

    The fastest computers in my house are my wife’s ASUS Zenbook and my iPad Pro 10.5. All of the other non-tablet computers that I own are pretty old and slow. The 2010 MacBook Air is one of my prized computers, and while it runs High Sierra and MS Office 2019, it does not run Docker for Mac and it is slow.

  • Jekyll Drafts Action Not Working

    I wrote my Chrome OS piece in Drafts intending to publish it to my long form writing site that uses Jekyll. Previously I used a Jekyll formatting action in Drafts that not only created the Jekyll top matter but also stored the content in my Jekyll repository in Working Copy. Something has changed that prevented the action from writing that item to Working Copy, so I had to manually Share a copy to the Working Copy repository.

  • Why ChromeOS?

    My next notebook computer is most likely going to run ChromeOS, and some people may wonder why? To many ChromeOS is either just a web browser or it is associated with low end, low priced computers. Truth is that ChromeOS is one of the newest operating systems on the market and I think Google is doing some interesting things to make it very versatile while maintaining its simplicity and security.

  • Managing Tasks With NotePlan

    My first experience with to-do lists was in college when I used a Daytimer to track my class assignments and appointments. Later when I started my career my company sent me to a time management class that taught me how to use a Franklin Planner, which I used for several years.

  • Thy Kingdom Come, My Kingdom Go

    One sabbath Jesus was in a synagogue and noticed a man with a deformed hand. Knowing that the law and order folks there were watching to see whether he would break the law, Jesus asked the man to stand up in front of everyone. Jesus asked, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath, to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to kill?” The law and order people remained silent. Jesus was angry and deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts. He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand” and as he did so, his hand was completely restored. The law and order people left the synagogue and began to plot to kill Jesus (Mark 3:1-6 paraphrase mine)

  • Using NotePlan To Manage Personal Projects

    The Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology defines a project as anything that requires more than one task to achieve its goal, and it is optimized for projects in which the majority of tasks is completed by oneself rather than delegated to other people. Projects that have tasks completed by multiple people are best managed using a project management methodology rather than GTD.

  • A Personal History About Writing On The Internet

    I published the following on July 21, 2014, and at that time I started using an app called Fargo for writing. I have not updated this article since then, even though I switched to and now I hope to edit this article to bring it up to date.

  • Welcome to Jekyll!

    You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

  • Hello World

    The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. And he was really tired. Let’s see if this works.

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