J. R. Swab's Blog

A Technology Nerd's Notion Review - I love notes, writing, and storing ideas. I use my bullet journal for most things and enjoy the feeling of writing with a fountain pen. That said, being INTP I tend never to have a rigid schedule and find myself writing very little in my Bullet Journal from day to day. The same three to five things... Categories: [Technology]

YaCy, A Decentralized Search Alternative - Today we are getting more in-depth wit YaCy and why it is important. We, as internet users, need to be mindful of who is using our data and how. Does it benefit us to give up our information and privacy? Convenience is often the only benefit found for today's mass data collection of internet users... Categories: [Technology]

Monero is our future - I know I do not talk about cryptocurrency a lot on this blog and that is because of how fast the market can change. This coin is different though, Monero started back in 2014 and had slowly gained ground in a steady climb and often sits in the top 10 cryptos by market cap. I overlooked Monero for... Categories: [Technology]

Decentralizing The Marketplace - As we progress in our immersion of technology, we move more and more of our daily transactions to the Internet. Sites like Amazon and eBay paved the way in their particular niche. Now we have Walmart, Target, and many other brick-and-mortar stores increasing their online presence. These are all ce... Categories: [Technology]

How To Type Esperanto With Any Keyboard! - Once I started to type in Esperanto to other people around the web I found I needed an easy way to type the Unicode characters for the letters not found on an English keyboard.

On a Chromebook

Press CTRL+SHIFT+U in any input field to get an underlined ā€œuā€ on in the text field. Then type the Un... Categories: [Technology]

How To Mine Monero With AMD Graphics On Linux - One day awhile back I chose to learn about a cryptocurrency that previously I knew nothing about. The pick was Monero, a coin (at the time) ranked thirteenth by market cap on coinmarketcap.com and eighth by price. What I found interesting about this coin was the mining algorithm, CryptoNight. C... Categories: [Technology]

Leverage Technology For Better Blogging - Today we have another mashup with my love of technology and my love of blogging. Over the past fifteen years, I always looked for new apps to proofread my work and allow me a distraction-free environment. I am one to try new apps and technology for the possibility of increasing my workflow. Being an... Categories: [Technology]

Learn Bash: Tutorial 004 - Welcome back to our Bash tutorial, in this post we will get deeper than the last. Head back and read those first if you are new to Bash scripting. Otherwise we can move forward and talk about more awesome Bash tools to make our computing life easier. As said in the lasts post if you are reading th... Categories: [Technology]

Learn Bash: Tutorial 003 - The previous post in this series covered a few basic commands that we use most often in both the terminal and in Bash scripts. Today we will stay with this trend as we progress into more ways to manipulate what our computer does. If you have never used Bash, go back and read over the other two pos... Categories: [Technology]

Learn Bash: Tutorial 002 - Welcome back to the bash tutorial series. If you have not read the first in the series and you have never used bash please check that out before continuing. There are basic commands and terms we cover there that may make this section easier to follow. Also, if you are reading this and you know b... Categories: [Technology]

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