Author: Martin


Whisker Menu Dark Theme

The Whisker Menu has become the default menu in Xubuntu 14.04. I really like the Whisker menu. The Whiskers menu is one of the first things I installed on a XFCE desktop and has been since I discovered it a couple of years ago. However, the default look of the menu is not that exciting….


Kingston Datatraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 First Impressions

After the developers of TrueCrypt declared the encryption suite insecure and recommended users of TrueCrypt to find other solutions. I have been doing just that. It turns out TrueCrypt was a unique product. No other encryption program has the same functionality and is cross platform. After a failed attempt to find a replacement to TrueCrypt,…

Open Source | Tools | Windows

I Say Goodbye To OneNote

For the past 6+ years, I have used OneNote for most of my note-taking. However, for the past couple of years, I have tried to find an open-source note-taking tool that suits my needs. I finally found one….. well sort of. But first things first. I am not switching away from OneNote because it is…

Open Source | Tools

R.I.P TrueCrypt

There have been many speculations as to whether the TrueCrypt website was hacked or it is the real thing. I believe it to be the real thing and that makes me sad. I do not like the way the Developers of TrueCrypt just one day out of the blue made an end to it without…


The Podcasts I Listen To

I have listened to audiobooks ever since I was a child. Therefore, listening to podcasts is a very natural way for me to consume information. For the most part, I listen to podcasts and audiobooks on my daily commute to, and from work. I do also however like to listen while working at work or…

Tools | What I Use

Why I Moved To WordPress

Two years ago, I wanted a blog. At that time, I was in school and had a lot of spare time on my hand. Therefore, I thought it would be a nice learning experience to write the blog myself. I wrote the blog in Python using the Django framework and I have been using it…


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini With Cyanogenmod 11

The risk of me throwing the phone into the wall in frustration finally became greater than the risk of bricking the phone doing the process of rooting the phone and installing Cyanogenmod. I simply had enough of all the bugs that plague the phone. Whether this is an Android 4.2 problem or a Samsung TouchWiz…

Android | Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Review

I have used the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini as my daily driver for about four months and this is my review of the phone.I will not go over all the features of the phone, but merely highlight what is important to me. Hardware It is a bit weird that a phone with a 4.3 inch…