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Published on: October 11, 2016

I have been using PcGen for a while for my characters in RPG games. Good program, but as of late one of my characters will not export, so instead of being one of those that just complain that there is a bug. I downloaded the source code (got to love open source code) Set up[…]

I guess Google is working hard to kill Google Home even before it comes out.

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Published on: October 2, 2016

Google Says if you support Amazon Echo you will not be allowed to work with Google Home I saw this article today. Given that Amazon Echo is already out (I have it, and love it) Given that most smart home devices already integrate with Amazon Echo, looks like Google is trying hard to kill Google[…]

Guess Baltimore requires all to use windows

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Published on: June 7, 2016

I have to renew my pet license so I went to the Baltimore count site, well guess they will not let me do it on line because it requires silver light (an old dead technology by ms) to use their site, I guess baltimore is anti-Linux. Boo on them, I guess I will have to[…]

Google whants to do a vertion of Amazon Echo.

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Published on: June 1, 2016

In the news as of late it is said that they want to do a rip off of the Amazon Echo. I wonder how many people would risk getting the device given that Google bricked the Revolv be not to long ago. Google has a long history of abandoning things they once did. latitude, Reader,Google[…]

How Far we have come

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Published on: April 14, 2016

I can transfer a nice large set of files (read 5+ Gb) with out batting an eye. I remember back when moving data between 2 computers was done in 1.44Mb batches. My how far we have come. My first install of Linux was done via 5 1.44Mb floppies. It when pretty much DD a floppy[…]

Google bricks devices

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Published on: April 6, 2016

Seeing this this has made me rethink something. I was thinking of getting a nest smoke detector. But seeing this article makes me rethink that. There is a different between not supporting something, and breaking hardware that a customer has payed for. This article is making me think I don’t want to by hardware from[…]

Wagmans and Google/Apple Pay

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Published on: April 4, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I found out that Wagmans takes Google pay. Of the stores I know of in the Hunt Valley area, this is the only one I know of that takes Google pay. I will be changing where I do my shopping now. I like the convenience of them taking it, as[…]

Old Blogs

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Published on: April 4, 2016

This is an older blog it has been around for over a decade. That got me to wondering what Blogs still exist from the time I was really into reading Blogs. I had not really read many for the last few years, I am thinking of pulling up a new RSS reader (I stopped for[…]

Nice trick for Google Now

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Published on: April 2, 2016

Yes another Tech post in this weekend. I been playing with all kind of stuff. But here for the post I my main email address that I use (on this domain mpop at mikeoconnor dot net) where I get all my emails, but all my other google services I use off of my google account[…]

Almost forgot my full love of the shell (command line to many of you)

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Published on: April 2, 2016

I always feel more comfortable when working at the bash shell instead of in some sort of GUI. And since the Google forcing of Android Studio (that bloatware) I have returned to the command line to do my Android development. But while I have been there I have thought about how I could move more[…]

Further work on ridding my personal development of IDEs

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Published on: April 1, 2016

As I have don’t some work on my computer to prep for the day where I don’t need an IDE for Android development (also this work is making me think I might not need an IDE for any kind of development) This is what my screen has turned into as I done work on it[…]

Starting to get hot here

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Published on: April 1, 2016

I don’t think it is do to the weather, according to Google it is only 63F out. But my Thermostat is reading 82F in the state of off. I have the air on circulate (no hear or AC just moving the air around) I have all the windows open in the APT. I just need[…]

Android Development in Emacs on Linux

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Published on: April 1, 2016

I found this blog post Development for Android with Emacs today. I am working on porting all my development for Android over to Emacs. As I noted here Android Studio is unusable, and not something that I want to suffer though. I am now working on getting Emacs to do auto complete for Java. UPDATE:[…]

Android Studio

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Published on: March 29, 2016

I have tried using the new google android studio for doing coding on android, but the program sucks, I mean it just plain sucks. I have not seen a program run so slowly. Most of all my programs run at a good speed, but if I try to use android studio, it takes 10 minutes[…]

How Apple lost today

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Published on: March 28, 2016

With the news that the FBI did not need Apple’s help on getting the data from the terrorists iPhone, apple lost big today. How you might ask. Well if Apple did help with a valid warrant for the phone, they could have retained the software with out giving it over to the FBI (the warrant[…]

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