‪Did a @PINE64 keyboard swap ISO -> ANSI last night. Swap guide coming soon... with pictures 😬‬

‪So far @ubuntu 20.04 LTS beta is pretty rockin... def not production ready, but loads of improvements (even from 19.10)... desktop speed is even more impressive. ‬

What If Wasn’t A Big Deal?
Thought Experiment

Early-January 2020, President Clinton announced that her administration was tracking increased cases of pneumonia happening in China. While it seems to be mostly localized, the events in a large city, Wuhan, are seeing hospitals at capacity, and spikes in admissions.

Her administration offers aid to China, which they happily acc
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How do I work from home? — a few notes from 8 years of doing just that
Background

I've written in the past about remote work and working from home in the past. I'd like to share a few tips for folks who might have found themselves recently working from home.

Tips

Keep a routineHave a space just for workTake breaksBe aware of household noise (HVAC/AC, dishwasher, others, etc)Intern
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Make Your Gmail Hacker Proof – Google Advanced Protection Without A Titan Security Key… On iOS!
Background

I recently wrote about the no-brainer goodness that is Google Advanced Protection.

One of the drawbacks I mentioned was that getting it to work on mobile devices was a bit of a pain, espec
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Make Your Google Account & Gmail Hacker Proof – Google Advanced Protection
Background

Everything requires an email. Hopefully, you already know about strong passphrases-- if you've ever forgotten a password it's usually pretty easy to reset it right?.. and that's the problem with email. If your email is hacked, all your email is a
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Does everyone’s Siri pronounce “SaaS” as “Sa-ass”… because I’m going to start doing that too 😬 Who want’s to join my new sa-ass startup?!

Holacracy or ‘First let’s get rid of bosses’ Part II
I recently wrote about getting rid of bosses. While a little tongue in cheek, my management philosophy revolves around managing projects and tasks. People are inherently part of that process. I really think a lot of people get this very wrong. Holacracy is a bit of an experiment on this philosophy.

While it might se
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A Note On Posts
I get a lot of feedback, do I ever... but let's remember. Thought posts are designed to:

Get you to think outside the context you normally wouldChallenge your assumptionsChallenge how you thinkLikely change as new ideas developeNot necessarily be politically correctNot be offensive, but may beNot necessarily be something I believe Not necessarily my opinionNot designed to reinforce yo
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A Note On Posts
I get a lot of feedback, do I ever... but let's remember. Thought posts are designed to:

Get you to think outside the context you normally wouldChallenge your assumptionsChallenge how you thinkLikely change as new ideas developeNot necessarily be politically correctNot be offensive, but may beNot necessarily be something I believe Not necessarily my opinionNot designed to reinforce you
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First, let’s get rid of bosses
Catchy headline from a New Republic article a few weeks back. I’d like to highlight three things:

Power corrupts

It seems like an age-old lesson; because it is. If you give someone power over something or someone; almost always they want more, as yes, we’re using power=authority for the time being. So we add checks and balances (usually policy, more management, etc.), eventually ove
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Why I’m Breaking Up With Apple
Background

I've been an Apple user since I can remember. My first computer was an Apple IIe. I've used whatever version of Windows (or DOS) for about as long. BSD Unix came in a bit later, as well as Linux. I was compiling Linux Kernels before it was cool, and before Google had all the answers.

I've owned G3's, G4's, PowerMac's, survived the Intel transition, b
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Using Apple Hardware and eGPU in Windows 10 Bootcamp
Background

It's possible to use an eGPU with Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro using Thunderbolt 3. It's a bit of a chore, and everything is updated to the most recent versions as of 12/2019. I'm using 2018 rMBP, Sonnet 550 eGPU box, and Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580.

Installing is a huge pain, the plugin dance that worked fo
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ITP: THE PODCAST
In the age of 5-15 sec sound bites, weekly, daily, even hourly content, I want to produce something that's a bit rare-- spending the time on quality over quantity.

I'm getting set to launch a 🎙 (yea, I know) 2Q-ish of 2020. I'll be releasing one 60-180 min episode each month... there maybe be a few bonus episodes as well.

I'm looking for "less known" people doing
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Give me or give me death
Encryption has made its way back into the news again. I’d like to take a little time explaining the debate, using plain English. I’m not an encryption scientist, but I could probably play one on TV.

What: There are many ways or processes to encrypt something.

In general terms, encryption takes something, text for example, and generates an unreadable form based o
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Elected Majority or Electoral Majority?
Background

President Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was elected by the people of the United States.

False.

Hillary Clinton received 65,853,514 votes or 48.2% of the total votes cast. Donald Trump received 62,984,828 votes or 46.1% of total votes cast. That means Hillary Clinton
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Work From Home = Work Remote
Full disclosure: I work from home. I love it!

I’ve worked from home for the past ~ 2 years. Before that, I worked remote, not spending a lot of time in the office. Before that, I worked from an office. Before that, I worked remote. There’s a bit of a trend.

My first remote gig was working for Sun Microsystems. While I could go on about how great Sun was (RIP S
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It’s time to kill the car 🔥🚗💨…
It’s time to kill the car 🔥🚗💨… Yeah. I get it, electric cars are the future. Sorry, @tesla, you’re trying to solve the wrong problem.

Electric vehicles have been around for a long time… the 1830s. They were solving the problem of horses, things that needed care, food, and tired with use. Fast forward 60 years, these things were everywhere;
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Black Friday Special Offer! 🤑 Exclusive **Free** Download of the #Ubuntu Desktop & Server operating system! 😘 Share it with your colleagues, family, friends and pets! 😺
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Some Black Friday Tech Deal Picks 🦃
Background

I'm not a huge fan of Black Friday. It is after all the day (week) most companies turn a profit for the year. Black Friday tends to be a day people buy stuff, a lot of stuff you probably don't need. It is also a day you can get some prety decent savings on things too.

I tend to put stuff in my preferred vendor's cart, and sit on it u
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