Stuff. You’ve Got It.

It’s 2021 and you’ve just realized you have a crap-ton of files and folders all over the place because, let’s face it, what else has there been to do this past year other than sit around and hoard memes? But now, you’ve become sentimentally attached to those wonderful bits of deadpan humour, so you need to get them to a safe place. Such a task requires only the best of tools, that scales any way you need it, and can even work over the local network in the event the apocalypse doesn’t get canceled. Introducing Syncthing.

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First off, let’s look at what you’ll need. Syncthing itself is a daemon/service, not an “app” in the traditional sense. It’s something that can run in the background on your Linux, Windows, or macOS machines, as well as your Android phones and tablets. There are however, frontends for Syncthing that make the configuration and management of it much nicer than a config file! …

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My car, a 2013 MINI Cooper Coupe S

My car is… strange. It’s quirky and sometimes impractical. It’s also fast, fun, and the driving experience is nothing short of confidence-inspiring. This is the true nature of the MINI Cooper Coupe, a somehow smaller than normal MINI model with just two seats, a funky active spoiler, and topped with a baseball-cap roof that always turns heads. After owning the car for nearly two years now, it’s safe to say that this squat coupe offers the attention-grabbing characteristics of a car well beyond its class. …

Imagine Getting Things Done

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When my Pixelbook Go arrived on my doorstep, I was incredibly excited for multiple reasons. I was thrilled that I was getting new hardware, of course, but I was also ecstatic to begin a new chapter of my lifelong computing journey. As someone who’s been more than comfortable bouncing between various versions of Windows, macOS, and “Linux” throughout the years, this was just another opportunity to do things in a different way, and see things in a new light. There’s something incredibly appealing to me about how we get things done, and why we use our tools the way we do. …

On August 22, 2020 I made a bold tweet about an experiment I wanted to conduct. A personal little endeavour to use and better understand the web-focused workflow that Chrome OS devices (Chromebooks) suit best. While I did have a couple of Chromebooks laying around the house, I didn’t have any current models with high-specs, so I opted to install something on my primary laptop called CloudReady, a Chromium OS-based operating system that is fairly similar in most regards. I was going to use this as my primary operating system for at least a week, getting all of my normal tasks done, including video production! The laptop I installed CloudReady on was a Dell Inspiron 13 7391, a device boasting a 13" 4K IPS display with 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a beefy Intel Core i7–10510U. This machine isn’t the most powerful, but it sure is no slouch, and in the world of Chromebooks it’s an absolute beast. …


Alan Diggs

Hey, I'm Alan, AKA Schykle! I'm a tech enthusiast, and a passionate MINI owner and driver! I love cars and I love driving!

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