The preorder purchase experience at PacktPub was confusing. Packt never notified me when the book was made available to download. The ePub was also unformatted.
The tale of my bad experiences with consumer-grade Realtek networking equipment over the last decade. Intel has always had to come in to save the day.
Google Chrome for Android gives Google Search (when set as the default search engine) a network performance-boost over competing search engines.
How the default web browser fonts vary, why they are what they are, and how to make your webdesign look the same on different operating systems.
The compression format war of the last decade was won by Gzip. Why do web browsers still support the legacy HTTP Deflate (Zlib) format? It’s time to deprecate it.
The Logitech K835 TKL is a low-latency and well-built budget keyboard. Mechanical keyboards aren’t just for gamers with too much disposable income!
A comparison of the many different methods for embedding SVG into HTML webpages. Which work best with light/dark-mode, client cacheing, interactive mode, and more.
Google hasn’t turned Chrome into a feed reader, but it does use Atom and RSS feeds to let visitors follow any website. Here are more details on how it works.
A brief history of where news/syndication feeds (“RSS“) went wrong, and how Google Chrome might just have found the right place for it in the Chrome web browser.
The Australian “link tax” levied on digital platforms linking to news is overly broad. Here’s an idea for how to better target it and narrow its scope.
The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Pro has intermittently stopped working. (Likely a Broadcom driver issue.) Here’s how I turned a simple workaround into a more permanent fix.
Update (): I’ve not used the FreeStyle Reader for the last year. I don’t miss it and I get by fine using just the LibreLink app on my Android smartphone.
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Update (): Added Brave Search to the list. Brave acquired the search technology from Cliqz.
Update (): Lead-developer Mo Bitar says the dataloss issue has been fixed in recent versions of Standard Notes. He says the underlying issue was caused by a timing issue (“race-condition”) during data synchronization. I’ve not confirmed the fix; as this issue lead me to switch to Joplin. Though, now might be the time to give Standard Notes another try.
Update (): The Timeline extension is no longer available for download. A critical component required to handle logins no longer works. Microsoft has also announced the removal of the Timeline feature from Windows 10.
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