Some of you may know that I’m a mechanical keyboard addict by now. Everything started with stingy pain to my left hand caused by the long hours spent programming. Short cuts and modifiers were mostly the culprits. I had no choice but design my own keyboard. The WhiteFox is the result of such effort.
An update to my previous guide was long overdue. What did change in the last two years? Unfortunately not much, the Windows email client landscape is still sad and stagnant but there are some good news and a couple of new entries so I thought it was time for an update.
I recently lost 12kg (26lbs) and of course being such a lazy potato it was all about changing my diet (input) rather than increasing the physical exercise (output). Everyone is asking how I did it as if there was some kind of secret recipe that would magically make you slimmer. Well, I simply guinea pig'ed myself and found the right method by trial and error.
This is not my usual post, but I wanted to share the result of my research (and frustration) regarding email desktop clients for Windows. I found a depressing lack of innovation and one software even transmitted personal data over unencrypted connection.
I spend too many hours coding and my main interface with the PC is definitely the keyboard. I could probably live with a crappy mouse but never with a mediocre keyboard. This is how I went from standard commercially available keyboards to a completely customized home-made beauty.
From designing websites for domestic companies to developing high end web applications for the biggest international players, all thanks to open source software.
When I saw a retro radio on eBay the first thing I thought was to make a PC case mod out of it. It has been a nice jump into the past, when in the 90s I was enjoying building my own PCs.
Today I have something totally off topic for you. I lent my old digital camera to a friend and this is how it takes pictures once it came back to me.
Many see the terminal as a scary beast and try to avoid it as much as they can. In reality it is a powerful tool for any *nix user and the more you know it the more you get addicted to it. The followings are some terminal tips you may find useful during your web develop.