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Gsuite Free Domain Alias Mailboxes

Google likes to remove functionality on free products to induce upselling. This is a common tactic in many software/SAS models. However, the cost of adopting Gsuite is very high, relative to free. Essentially a 5-10 pack of mailboxes with $5/month for the least expensive Gsuite paid option. That's $300-$600/year. What is sadly missing is a […]

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Artistic Creation Endeavors

Back in the early stages of adulthood, I had at times contact with, interest in, and time spent doing art. This was mainly poetry, short fiction, and painting. Giving it up because of a statement of Baudelaire, and psychic exhaustion, was not the best idea, but it is where I have been with this. It […]

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Software Development Resources

This is a set of resources to help myself track specific projects. The thing to focus on is: rapid development, cross-platform (desktop, mobile, web), and ai/ml/dl. Other Related Issues Nextgen Personal Technology Stack Progressive Web Apps (PWA) Kivy Qpython Tesseract OCR DeepSpeech Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence

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Amazon Canada Incompetence

By Amazon Canada, I am referring to the Amazon Advantage Canada operation. Pure, unadulterated incompetence. Support requests go something like this: - Me: Here is my problem, with detail - AC: Request for information (which is already in the detail) - Me: Submission of requested info, again - AC: Thank you, please wait - AC: […]

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Debian + Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

Note: This is Incomplete Function LMDE3 ChromeOS Refresh Ctrl+R Task List Partial Screenshot Debian Terminal Under Edit > Preferences > Shortcuts set the Edit > Copy, Edit > Paste, and Edit > Select All accelerator keys to Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and Ctrl+A respectively. Screenshots Under Keyboard > Shortcuts > System > Screenshots and Recording assign F5 […]

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 4

Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 While the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 ships with Google Play installed, if one does a factory reset, then the resulting MIUI 9.x does not bundle with Google Play Store or the GBoard keyboard. There are several steps needed to get it set up, including: - Find, download, […]

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Firefox Quantum Browser on Linux

Firefox is currently the best non-Google option for browsing, in terms of a fairly well-supported plugin/extension/add-on environment. It isn't perfect, and is a bit ugly at times, but is definitely faster/more stable than Chrome. If one values privacy, then Google products are simply not an option, though Firefox/Mozilla is not perfect by any means. Installing […]

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Bash Shell Scripting

Bash being the most common shell, it makes sense to learn bash shell scripting. I didn't think this at first and later came to the conclusion, having spent time with Fish Shell. However, Bash is definitely old and creaky with some frankly ridiculous implementation details. Fish can be installed most everywhere, and is generally superior […]

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Portable Music Players & Linux

This article briefly describes some issues with managing portable music players on Linux, particularly the Apple Ipod Shuffle and the Sandisk Clip Jam (it's replacement). Quod Libet Quod Libet is absolutely zero help with managing portable music players (with a single exception, the generation of playlist.m3u files). This is a big regret since it has […]

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