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zengeek: KITT upgrade to 2016 MBPs

Wed, 2016-12-07 15:49 - Last checked: 1 day 3 hours ago

Turn Your MacBook Pro Into Kitt From Knight Rider, Compute Like David Hasselhoff.

I finally see the point.

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zengeek: Indieweb: wish I could do more for you.

Wed, 2016-12-07 15:14 - Last checked: 1 day 3 hours ago

Despite previous posts advocating the indieweb, sadly I need to trim down my WordPress plugin experience.  This is mainly to seeing a lot more traffic on my site recently, and not having the time or resources to optimise the plugin code running on my virtual server.  I found that the number of plugins in my site (around 48) was really starting to hamper performance.

So it’s with regret that I step out of the indieweb sharing platform, by removing all associated plugins from my WordPress.  Despite being in full agreement with the indieweb mantra, of owning one’s own data, I do...

zengeek: New app proves a nourishing idea for wasted food

Sun, 2016-12-04 08:23 - Last checked: 1 day 3 hours ago

zengeek: Optimal development environment

Fri, 2016-11-18 08:43 - Last checked: 1 day 3 hours ago

After all these years, I can still find no better development environment than GNOME 3, Emacs and Rhythmbox.

A 100% functional desktop environment, that’s way more flexible than macOS or Windows, more secure, more resource-efficient, faster, cleaner, less obtrusive, quicker to navigate, more economic keyboard shortcuts to navigate, and (IMHO) better on the eye too.

Which all matters when you spend whole days looking at code.

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zengeek: Updated: Import Chrome passwords into Firefox

Tue, 2016-11-15 15:56 - Last checked: 1 day 3 hours ago

Some time back, I wrote a post listing the steps required to migrate passwords stored in Chrome to Firefox

That post was a bit convoluted, so this post is hopefully an improvement!  My intention is to make this process as simple, and reliable, as possible.  To succeed, you will need:

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