J. R. Swab's Blog

How To Make The Internet More Awesome - As you all know by now, I am in love with decentralization on all things internet based. The big issue is the service provider being the gatekeeper. This is solved with "mesh networks" and we can get into that in a future post. The other issue that tops the list is hosting our sites, files, and comm... Categories: [Technology]

T-UI, The Terminal Launche For Android -

What Is T-UI?

T-UI, developed by Francesco Andreuzzi, is a launcher for your android devices that emulates the Linux command line interface. We talked about how awesome the terminal is in the past. Check out that post if you want to learn more. T-UI takes that utility and sets it as your launcher.... Categories: [Technology]

tmux, The Better Screen -

What is tmux?

Tmux stands for 'Terminal Multiplexer' and does a lot of cool things. If you use terminal often on your home PC or are using SSH to log into other machines tmux will be your new best friend. This is because when you use tmux you can have several terminal applications running in the... Categories: [Technology]

The Beauty Of Open Source -

What is Open Source?

Open Source is software whose code is not locked down. Anyone can look at the code, even you. This allows for many benefits over the proprietary alternatives. One such benefit is more eyes equal more chances of finding issues in the code. Issues that may lead to data breaches... Categories: [Technology]

Terminal, The Only App You Need -

What Is The Linux Command Line?

The command line is a blank screen with a blinking cursor and username. It can be very intimidated to a new user of Linux but they will soon find out how great this little application can be. It is here where you can type in commands and the computer will run them.... Categories: [Technology]

The Ultimate Way To Desktop Manage - Window managers create the look and feel of your programs as they appear on your screen. Microsoft and Apple only come with one type of manager installed. Linux allows you to install whatever type you'd like. Just another reason Linux is awesome!

Types Of Window Managers

There is a good number o... Categories: [Technology]

How To Save Our Internet -

Why this matters.

As internet companies get more tremendous and central, the ability for those companies to work together for their best interest increases. This only leads us toward less innovation and keeping the status quo, but technology should always push forward. Some sources claim Google ho... Categories: [Technology]

Use Bitshares - A while back I chose to spend some time and learn what BitShares was all about. The more I learned, the more I fell in love with this trading platform. For whatever reason, when I first heard about BitShares I shrugged it off as I seem to do with most things. There is only so much time in the day... Categories: [Technology]

Internet Security & Privacy -

Passphrases

I'm going to touch on this only briefly since I did a full twenty to twenty five minute podcast on this subject. As mentioned before, make sure to use a password manager such as Bitwarden. Bitwarden does have a free version that has a ton of functionality. I currently pay for the premi... Categories: [Technology]

Security Tips For Android Users -

Encryption

Every device today has the option to encrypt your phone or tablet. I started using this feature around 2015 when I picked up the Google Nexus 6p. We have touched on encryption in the past and will touch on again as it pertains to your mobile device. Encryption on your phone or tablet... Categories: [Technology]

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