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How To Bind Any Unicode To Keys In Linux


Categories: [Technology]

Now that I am typing in Esperanto to others online I needed a fast way to type the characters not found in Engish. This would have been trivial if I was using a typical desktop environment like Gnome, Plasma, or KDE; but I use i3wm, and after much searching, I found this approach.


Powerful Effects Of Ergonomic Technology


Categories: [Technology]

We spend all day on our computers coding, blogging, and consuming knowledge. This leads to many problems over time that even myself deal with now. It is best to keep ergonomics in mind when updating our work space.

Before I get too far into this post, let me say first I am not a doct...


What You Need To Know About Sugar


Categories: [self improvement]

As I learn more and more about a topic the more, my habits change to fit my new found knowledge. So if I read a study about why something is terrible for my health, I may only change my habits by five percent.

It's this same studying that leads me to a low carbohydrate diet. I was addicted to suga...


Grammarly Vs. ProWritingAid


Categories: [Review]

Your content matters and you need to make sure you work is of the highest quality to succeed as a blogger. After fifteen years of blogging, I never publish my work without having it proofread or using one of the apps mentioned in this post.


How To Create Easy and Secure Passwords


Categories: [Technology]

The first step to making sure our passwords are their best is to leave the 'password' mentality behind. We need to create 'passphrases' instead. A passphrase is like a password but longer, using several words together. The longer the passphrase is, the better off we will be. But there is a point of...


Why You Need To Have New Content Proofread


Categories: [Content Creation]

Proofreading is one of the most essential steps in blog creation. Yet so many people choose not to find another user willing to help out in this process. There may be times when there is an artistic reason to avoid proofreading. However, if you are looking to grow your blog and take it to new levels...


The Best Mindset To Achieve Internet Privacy


Categories: [Technology]

While there is not just one thing that you can do to keep all your data private online; there is one mindset that will significantly increase the amount of privacy you obtain.

This mindset or tactic is compartmentalization. Separate everything as much as possible. From email to social media, to on...


The microG Project


Categories: [Technology]

Back in September of 2017 I wrote a post titled, "I De-Googled My Phone ~ The Experiment". It was my first full-length post on the STEEM blockchain. In that post, I recapped my experience using an Android phone without any Google services. It was strange at first but became normal sooner than I ex...


Steem Dapps, IPFS, & Nebulus


Categories: [Technology]

The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is something that I am glad I came across at the beginning of 2018. It is an open source way to host files and share them around the web in a way that leads to a much faster and less expensive transfer of data.

You probably know by now that I am a massive fa...


Top Apps To Master Any Language


Categories: [self improvement]

Learning a new language takes lots of time and practice. Immersing yourself into the brand-new language as much as possible is the best way to acquire new words, phrases, and grammar. Immersion can be physical, such as living in a country where your target language is primarily spoken, but this does...