Update 20/05/19: The survey has ended.
This is the second summary of my Fediverse summary. The first is available here.
Not much has changed since the original summary.Read More »Fediverse Survey Summary 2
Update 22/05: Fedilab is now paid on Google Play. These are some apps that I have personally found very useful. I’ll be focusing on more obscure ones rather than apps that everyone’s already heard of, but I will mention a few popular ones if I feel the need to do… Read More »Some Android App Recommendations
Describing something like an Ethernet port is easy. You have one number to worry about: the speed rating. 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 10Gbps… It’s very simple.
USB, on the other hand, has two defining attributes: the type, and the version. Calling a USB port “USB 3.1” or “USB-C” doesn’t tell you the whole story.Read More »Lynne Teaches Tech: What are all the different types and versions of USB about?
Update 17/05/19: Changed the license to CC-BY-SA.Update 20/05/19: The survey has ended. I decided to create a small survey to get some information about the Fediverse. It opened about 16 hours ago, and I’ve already received over five hundred responses!! As promised, the response data is available under a free… Read More »Fediverse Survey Summary 1
Updated on 13/05/19 to reflect new closing date, and again to link to the results post. I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The… Read More »A Survey of the Fediverse
Introduction For the past two weeks, I’ve been using an EeePC 1000H, a netbook with a 10″ screen, an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB internal hard drive. Released in 2008, it was designed with portability as its primary goal, with performance taking a back seat.… Read More »Using an EeePC in 2019
Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, have implemented a number of security checks in their browser related to extensions. One such check is a digital certificate that all add-ons must be signed with. This certificate is like a HTTPS certificate – the thing that gives you a green padlock in your browser’s URL bar.
You’ve probably seen a HTTPS error before. This happens when a site’s certificate is invalid for one reason or another. One such reason is that the certificate has expired.Read More »Lynne Teaches Tech: Why did everyone’s Firefox add-ons get disabled around May 4th?
Searx is a free and open source metasearch engine. It can be self-hosted (like I do!) or accessed at searx.me. Metasearch engine? A metasearch engine is a search engines that uses other search engines to get its results. For example, when you search metasearch engine A for “cat”, it would… Read More »Configuring Searx
Update: A lot of people have left me comments telling me that OCRbot really has helped them, and that they wouldn’t have posted or boosted certain content without it. I didn’t realise that when I wrote this, and I’m really happy to hear that OCRbot does actually have a purpose.… Read More »The failure of OCRbot