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2022
Sep 23, 2022 Automatically Remove Tracking Parameters Using uBlock Origin
A guide on how I automatically remove query parameters before a website is visited with the use of uBlock Origin custom filters.
Sep 22, 2022 Adding Admonitions to Jekyll
Uncover what an admonition or call-out is and how to implement them in a website using Jekyll, HTML, Liquid and SASS.
Sep 14, 2022 Tech Podcasts Recommendations
Unearth technology podcasts that focus on authenticity, respect, simplicity, transparency and aspiration to learn in this curated list.
Aug 31, 2022 Configure Pi-hole Upstream DNS Servers
Learn how to change the Pi-hole's upstream DNS servers using a web browser or doing it manually in the command-line interface.
Aug 30, 2022 Inspiration for Mental Health
Gain inspiration from these four YouTube creators as they spread awareness and fundraise for mental health!
Aug 10, 2022 Converting Address Book Contacts from vCard
How to convert a VCF to LDIF file format to import into Mozilla Thunderbird address book while protecting the privacy of the contacts.
Aug 6, 2022 Share a Website Address Using a QR Code
Easily share a website address without errors in communication or recording by generating a QR Code locally on a computer using a Linux operating system.
Aug 4, 2022 GIMP Image Processing Using Batch Mode
How I automated the task of processing a group images by applying sharpen, white balance and color enhance using GIMP.
Aug 3, 2022 Replacing Pen Ink Cartridges
Delve in on how I ended up looking into pen cartridge replacements, what pens I own and the help I'm seeking for resolution.
Jul 18, 2022 How to Recover and Prevent Depression
The insights, strategies and techniques on taking action to handling, preventing and overcoming depression by Dr. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.
Jul 15, 2022 The Benefits of Thrifting
Learn why the joy, sights, sounds, and socializing are just some of the benefits in the experience of thrifting that cannot be replaced by off the shelf products.
Jul 13, 2022 Printable Paper Based Raspberry Pi Cases
Explore my discoveries in searching for an inexpensive do-it-yourself printable template paper based Raspberry Pi enclosures.
Jun 13, 2022 What are Keyboard Shortcuts?
Learn everything there is to know about what a keyboard shortcut is, why one should use them, how to use them, and what are common keyboard shortcuts.
Jun 9, 2022 Atom Text Editor Project Ends
Hear my thoughts and opinions on the retirement of Atom, a popular open-source text editor application created by GitHub and community.
May 30, 2022 Rants of Exporting YouTube Subscriptions
The journey of rants as I figured how to export YouTube subscriptions for backup or use with another Google Account or application.
May 22, 2022 Building The Mastodon Mascot
Come on down the path of discovery to learn the tools I use to build the paper model of a Mastodon Mascot by Poudingue.
May 10, 2022 Breathing Life Back Into An Old Laptop with Manjaro
Restoring life back into an old laptop to make it useful again without using a terminal, while experiencing Manjaro for the first time.
May 9, 2022 Update Firmware On Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR
How to update a Canon EOS Rebel T7i firmware using SD Card and a card reader using a Linux terminal.
Apr 21, 2022 What is Firmware and Why Should Firmware Be Updated?
Learn about firmware software, such as what firmware is, why should firmware be updated, the dangers of firmware, and how to update firmware.
Mar 9, 2022 My Experience With Cancer
A story about my journey being diagnosed with cancer and then dealing with mental challenges it brought upon me and how it all ended.
Mar 7, 2022 Canadian Income Tax Software
Join my quest in finding a solution for Canadian income tax software that will run on desktop Linux, with bonus solutions for macOS and Windows.
Mar 3, 2022 Quick Reference Commands
Find answers to a command quickly and easily with these articles covering topics such as Linux, Git, SQL, Pi-hole, regular expressions and more.
Feb 28, 2022 Postman API Client Open Source Alternatives
An overview of what an API Client is and my discovery of open source application alternatives.
Feb 27, 2022 How To View WebP Images
An overview of what WebP image file format is and how to open/view WebP image files on a variety of operating systems.
Feb 13, 2022 Element Desktop Error: Cannot Find Module en-us.json
The journey of debugging an issue found in the Element application, could not fetch translation json for locale: 'en-us' Error: Cannot find module.
Feb 12, 2022 How To Enable Dark Mode In Calibre
Set Calibre to use the dark mode with the operating system preference or directly with environment variable for Linux, macOS and Windows.
Feb 11, 2022 Mozilla Is Working With Facebook?
My opinion on Mozilla and Meta (Facebook) working together on a new proposal for advertising called Interoperable Private Attribution (IPA).
Jan 27, 2022 Share Wi-Fi Using A QR Code
How to create a QR code that allows guests to connect to your Wi-Fi by scanning it.
Jan 25, 2022 How To Upgrade Storage Capacity On A Raspberry Pi
How to upgrade an 8 GB microSD card to a 32 GB microSD card without installing and configuring the operating system again.
Jan 23, 2022 One Step Closer To Content Creation
Moving forward with content creation in purchasing a hardware asset, video capture card.
Jan 17, 2022 Movie Review: The One I Love
My thoughts on the movie The One I love (2014).
Jan 15, 2022 Inspiration from an Elder
A beautiful story from Kara and Nate brings inspiration the world should see.
Jan 14, 2022 What I've Learned from #100DaysToOffload Challenge
Reflecting on my results of participating in the #100DaysToOffload writing challenge.
2021
Dec 9, 2021 Solving Spotify Public Key Unknown Error
How I resolved the Spotify public key unknown error message on Arch Linux.
Nov 27, 2021 Add Public IP Address Caching To Neofetch
Conserving bandwidth and improving Neofetch's load time performance by caching the public IP address.
Nov 26, 2021 Taking a Curated Look at Black Friday Sales
A small hand-selected list of sites and services that are participating in a black friday sale.
Nov 25, 2021 My Curated Selection of 4K Desktop Wallpapers
Find joy in the exploration and utilization of these beautiful pieces of art we call desktop wallpapers.
Nov 24, 2021 Add Weather Data With Caching To Neofetch
How to add weather data from Wttr.in while conserving bandwidth to improve Neofetch load time.
Nov 23, 2021 How To Read The TOTP Secret Key from a QR Code Image
Demonstrating the process of reading the time-based one-time password secret key from a quick response code image.
Nov 22, 2021 SQLite Quick Reference Commands
Easily reference specific SQLite commands by task with command examples.
Oct 20, 2021 Set HiDPI In Element and SchildiChat On Linux
How to adjust Element or SchildiChat scaling factor for high dots per inch (HiDPI) displays running on Linux.
Oct 19, 2021 Learn to Read EDID / DisplayID Metadata Using Linux
Join my journey as I continue to learn how to retrieve EDID/E-EDID/DisplayID metadata from display device (resolution, refresh rate, etc.) using linux.
Oct 7, 2021 Becoming Less Dependent On The Internet
My thoughts about becoming less dependent on the internet and how to convert time to another timezone using Linux.
Sep 17, 2021 How I Optimized My Website's Download Performance
The steps I took to optimize my website download performance for a better user experience.
Sep 16, 2021 Learn To Read EDID / DisplayID Metadata On A Raspberry Pi
My learning experience to retrieve EDID/E-EDID/DisplayID metadata from display device such as resolution, refresh rate, manufacturer, serial number and more.
Sep 1, 2021 How To Set 0 A.D. Game For HiDPI Displays
Step by step instructions on how to set 0 A.D. game for high dots per inch (HiDPI) display for macOS, Linux and Windows 10.
Jul 23, 2021 How To Configure Itch.io App For HiDPI Displays on Linux
Configuring the itch.io application to work with high dots per inch (HiDPI) displays on Linux.
Jul 22, 2021 Thoughts on Organizing Files By Storage Capacity
My thoughts exploring the idea of automating the process of organizing files by the maximum storage medium capacity.
Jun 23, 2021 Can I Use A Raspberry Pi 4 As My HTPC?
My initial thoughts and parts list of building a home theater PC using a single-board computer (SBC), Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB.
Jun 4, 2021 The Daily Struggle Of New Life
Dive into my self reflection, self-help and accomplishments to work through my mental health struggle of new life and career.
May 31, 2021 Unboxing The MyWeigh KD-8000 Kitchen/Craft Digital Scale
My initial thoughts of the MyWeigh KD-8000 kitchen/craft digital scale in this unboxing.
May 27, 2021 New Additions To The List of Canadian Made
Help support local businesses by buying local with these new additions to my List of Canadian Made.
May 25, 2021 A Cyberspace Inquisition #5: Imagination
Dive into your mind as we journey through the cyberspace world of imagination where the impossible becomes possible.
May 7, 2021 How To Enable Window Switching Keyboard Shortcut In GNOME
Follow these instructions on how to enable ALT + TAB keyboard shortcut to have window based switching without grouping by application in GNOME Shell.
Apr 28, 2021 First Cycling Session For 2021 Gone Wrong
View a perspective on a cycling session gone wrong and the lessons learned from it.
Apr 25, 2021 Eamon and Bec: A Tribute To Lee MacMillan
Learn how you or someone you know can get mental health support along with my thoughts on Lee MacMillan and mental health.
Apr 24, 2021 A Cyberspace Inquisition #4: Wonder
Feed the wonder and desire for answers on your journey with this awesome list of lists.
Apr 16, 2021 Bullying and Mental Health: Lee MacMillan
My thoughts on mental health, bullying and Lee MacMillan.
Apr 12, 2021 GNOME 40 Overview Blanks Out With windowNavigator
Learn how to work around the GNOME Shell v40 overview screen blank out / stuck at overview screen issue.
Apr 8, 2021 100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
Discover my approach to making 100% whole wheat bread with this recipe from my Grandmother using a bread machine and an oven.
Apr 4, 2021 A Cyberspace Inquisition #3: Insight
Discover cyberspace in a positive light as you traverse through cyberspace using the list of these destinations.
Mar 31, 2021 Adventures In iMac with Linux
Find out what I end up deciding after contemplating over the the idea of getting Linux running on an old Apple iMac from early 2009.
Mar 28, 2021 A Cyberspace Inquisition #2: Impressions
Navigate cyberspace with me and discover unique content that leave you with impressions and trigger your own inner curiosity to explore and innovate.
Mar 26, 2021 Simple Javascript Clock With Date
Code example of how one could create a simple JavaScript clock with date using HTML, pure JavaScript or using jQuery.
Mar 24, 2021 A Cyberspace Inquisition #1: The Beginning
A blog series showcasing and sharing my inquest of recent web site links I have discovered with a brief description of what I find interesting.
Mar 15, 2021 Unboxing SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Card
A thoughtful unboxing of the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC memory card with microSD/SDHC/SDXC to SD adapter and USB 3 reader (microSD/SDHC SDXC to USB-A).
Mar 3, 2021 Recent Updates To List of Canadian Made
Buy local, support local by exploring the List of Canadian Made products and companies on Adamsdesk Knowledgebase.
Feb 20, 2021 Jekyll Paginate v2 Caching Bug Unofficial Fix
How to fix Jekyll Paginate v2 caching bug using unofficial fixes.
Feb 15, 2021 GNOME Display Manager No Longer Starts Automatically
My findings to understand why GDM no longer starts automatically and what solutions can be applied to fix it.
Feb 14, 2021 How To Create a Multiboot USB with Ventoy Using Linux
Step by step instructions on how to create a multiboot USB with Ventoy using Linux. Plus a bonus custom Ventoy theme.
Feb 9, 2021 Ventoy The Ultimate Multi Boot Manager
Learn about Ventoy an open source cross platform multi boot manager.
Feb 5, 2021 How To Clear Browser Cache
Step by step instructions on how to clear your web browser cache.
Feb 1, 2021 Frustration Transforming My Feeds Using XSLT to HTML
Trying to transform my Atom feed using XSLT to HTML. Can you help solve my problem?
Jan 28, 2021 My Top 7 Recommended Android Fitness Apps
Learn about 7 of my favorite Android fitness apps, why I use them and what they are used for.
Jan 24, 2021 My Current 4k Desktop Wallpapers
Come explore my current 4K selection of visually appealing desktop wallpapers.
Jan 20, 2021 8 Reasons Why Self Hosting Is So Important
A guide to fully explaining what self-hosted is and the benefits of it.
Jan 19, 2021 Unboxing The Ebuyfire Bike Light KX3-E
Unboxing and first impressions of the bicycle headlight and taillight set by Ebuyfire KX3-E.
Jan 17, 2021 Different Types Of Web Hosting Explained
Explaining the different types of web hosting such as how they work, pros and cons and who they may be best suited for.
Jan 14, 2021 Why I Use Jekyll
My reasoning for choosing Jekyll, a static site generator (SSG).
Jan 12, 2021 Join Me In 100daystooffload
Will you join with me by participating in the #100DaysToOffload challenge?
Jan 11, 2021 Adamsdesk Officially Launches
I'm excited to announce the official launch of Adamsdesk. Come join me in this new adventure.