Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

The Dell Venue 8 Pro is an 8-inch tablet running Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro. The “Pro” version of Windows indicates that it is the full version of Windows capable of running modern apps as well as normal Windows programs. How useful it is to run legacy applications on an …

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Whisker Menu Dark Theme

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

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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 …

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There Is A Pelican In My Blog

Not too long ago I switched from a Django based blog I wrote myself, to WordPress. I switched because I did not have the time to keep adding features and keep it up-to-date. I chose WordPress because I had used it before and it is quite fast and easy to …

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How I Use a USB Stick and Git To Sync My Data

The way most people use a USB stick is to just work directly from it. However, that is the wrong way of doing it.

Working directly from the USB stick has several problems to it.

  • Only one copy
  • Difficult to backup.
  • No version control
  • Need USB stick to access files …

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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 …

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R.I.P TrueCrypt

There has 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 …

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The Podcast 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 …

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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 …

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