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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 1999.io and now micro.blog. I hope to edit this article to bring it up to date.
You’ll find this post in your
_postsdirectory. 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.
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. And he was really tired. Let’s see if this works.
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