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Miscellaneous Debris
Miscellaneous Debris

Miscellaneous Debris

If it doesn't fit one of my other blogs, then it will end up here!


How to bypass your VPN for specific sites on Mac

24 Jun 2020 5 minute read comments X-51

When Australia passed their controversial metadata retention laws in 2017 I decided it was time to take some action to protect at least some aspects of my privacy. So I went hunting for a VPN - I did my research on the different free and paid service...

My love/hate relationship with Google

7 May 2020 4 minute read comments X-51

For a long time I was one of those people who just said "screw it, Google know almost everything anyway, so why should I try to hide anything from them". But that was a different me. These days my thinking is a bit different, and I have slowly (ever...

To the PublishOx devs: why does the new posts feed not show the posts in chronological order?

2 May 2020 1 minute read comments X-51

I've noticed this in passing before, that posts in the "New" posts feed occasionally reorder themselves. But I'd always just kind of ignored it and went about my day. But today I looked further, and noticed a very big problem.   Right now as I start...

Kontrust - Time To Tango review

27 Apr 2020 5 minute read comments X-51

Kontrust are an Austrian and Polish six piece group featuring both a male and female singer who have been around for almost 20 years. The band integrates some very disparate cultural and genre styles into a cool but odd metal/pop/folk crossover. The...

PublishOx features & fixes I would love to see

17 Apr 2020 3 minute read comments X-51

PublishOx is a pretty nice place to write & read, but there are still a few things that could definitely help improve the experience. Here are a few I've noted over the last couple of months. Some of them are kind of major, some of them are smaller a...

Typography tips for better posts

7 Apr 2020 4 minute read comments X-51

I am not an English literature professor or anything like that - in fact my first day of senior English in high school I dropped from highest level to the lowest. But the choices of a teenager based on which class his best friend and a certain beauti...

Uptrennd first impressions - an unpopular opinion?

28 Mar 2020 1 minute read comments X-51

This is not some definitive review like I do with crypto games, just some first impressions of it that I have had from lurking for a bit, just seeing what's what, getting a feel for how it works, and what value it may have to me. Admittedly I am not...

A positive COVID-19 milestone

18 Mar 2020 1 minute read comments X-51

As of today, Wednesday March 18, the number of recovered individuals worldwide has now surpassed the number of confirmed infected in China! Still a way to go with the number of worldwide cases more than doubling in the past week, but it is still a sm...

Endings and beginnings

16 Mar 2020 3 minute read comments X-51

I'm back! Well, I never really left, I was still reading & commenting, but I was busy traveling for the past month so barely found time to write. I did sit down for two hours on an afternoon that I had free and wrote a scathing new review of a crypto...

Ukraine to introduce the world's best crypto mining regulations???!??

9 Feb 2020 2 minute read comments X-51

I think we have all seen or heard the effects of the world's governments rushing to introduce ways to lock down their own regulations and restrictions on the crypto space, usually in direct ignorance of the self-governing nature of blockchain technol...