Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He loves technology, people and nature and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. Check out chat with Justin on Twitter.
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Make ASCII art, talk to your computer and play text adventures. Your Linux command line isn’t just for work: it can be weirdly entertaining, if you know the right commands.
If you’re feeling constantly busy but never moving forward, it helps to take a few steps back and change the way you relate to time. It will help to define your life.
It’s really easy to set up Time Machine, the backup software that comes with every Mac — but how do you get your files back when things go wrong?
Why should you use Linux? To use some of the best applications made for any platform. If you don’t believe me, here’s a list of great Linux apps.
Seven years ago this operating system was among the top ten on DistroWatch; these days ZenWalk is obscure at 113th place. So not many people noticed when, earlier this year, a new version came out.
Get a working Slack client for Ubuntu, complete with notifications and an independent icon. ScudCloud is the unofficial Slack client Ubuntu users have been looking for.
The GHOST vulnerability is a flaw in a vital part of every major Linux distro. It could, in theory, allow hackers to take control of computers without the need for a username or password.
You use your Mac differently at home than you do at work. What if it knew the difference between these contexts, and set itself up accordingly?
Use your NAS, or any network share, for backing up your Mac with Time Machine.
Customize Safari. From adding favicons to your tabs to changing how Reader Mode looks, Apple’s web browser is way more flexible than you think.
Keeping your computer clean isn’t just smart: it’s your civic duty. A malware-ridden computer doesn’t just slow you down, it infects your friends’ and family’s computers, putting them at risk.
Is your Mac taking forever to boot? Here’s how to speed it up.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the windows you need open for various tasks or jobs? If this windows clutter causes you stress, virtual desktops are for you.
Stop Flash and other plugins from automatically loading in Safari. ClickToPlugin doesn’t just block Flash: it also lets you play videos without it, or even play them using AirPlay.
Cursive writing is an anachronism. Spending any classroom time on it is a waste because as a day-to-day skill, it is not at all practical in the modern, connected world.