J. R. Swab's Blog

The microG Project - 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... Categories: [Technology]

Steem Dapps, IPFS, & Nebulus - 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... Categories: [Technology]

Top Apps To Master Any Language - 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... Categories: [self improvement]

How To Increase Android App Privacy - "The idea behind it is to provide a secure way to browse popular webapps by eliminating referrers, 3rd party requests, insecure HTTP requests, etc. It accomplishes this by providing a sandbox for multiple webapps. Each webapp will run in it's own sandbox, with 3rd party requests blocked, and all ext... Categories: [Technology]

How To Leverage Criticism To Improve Your Blog - Criticism can be both helpful and hurtful, but each type can help us improve our blog. As bloggers we should always look for ways to make our work better and more helpful to the readers. Our blogging goals need to be aimed at helping others every time we sit down to write.

Dealing With Criticism

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Drift - The deep dark night of space so empty coldhe floats amid the falling balls of flameso many planets circle round quite oldas comets mock the floating spaceman's aim


Will gravity be garnered once againthoughts race to airy skies of birds and breezeacross the vast black nothing, missin... Categories: [Poetry]

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]

Photos From Valley Forge - This past weekend was spent with my in-laws just outside of Philly. After some coffee at a small shop we went to Vally Forge for a hike. Here are the shots I kept, there was not a lot of color making all but these disposable. Photography]

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