Exploring nuance in the Talia Jane / Yelp-Eat24 drama

Recently, Talia Jane's An Open Letter To My CEO post on Medium has stirred a lot of emotions on the blogosphere (in other Medium posts, in the Medium comments on her original post) and on Twitter. There seems to be a pretty sharp divide in how people react to the piece. On the one side, […]

How I fixed the lag issue on my Nexus 5x

If you Google Nexus 5x lag, you will see many users complaining about lag on the Nexus 5x. If you follow the threads, some people will complain about lag. Others will say they've experienced no lag. Some seem to think it has to do with faulty units (vs. non-faulty units). Others seem to think it […]

Star Wars, Episode VII success not a surprise

What is with Entertainment Weekly?: So now what? Just as it was hard to predict The Force Awakens’ opening weekend, it’s also hard to predict what it’ll do from here. Because of the holidays, movies opening in December usually see a smaller debut but much, much bigger multiples. A December opening like this is unheard […]

Manually installing an OTA update for the Nexus 5x

In theory, your device should automatically check for an OTA (over-the-air) update, download it in the background, and then prompt you to install the update. No matter how much I manually checked, my device kept insisting it was up to date (I know Google likes to do staggered automatic rollouts, but it's just annoying when […]

Pure Ubuntu 15.10

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. These removal commands were created based on what Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. packages were added to a default Ubuntu 15.10 installation. It's possible that the commands might remove some other packages you have since added to the default and want to keep. If that's […]

Pure Kubuntu 15.10

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. These removal commands were created based on what Ubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. packages were added to a default Kubuntu 15.10 installation. It's possible that the commands might remove some other packages you have since added to the default and want to keep. If that's […]

Pure Xubuntu 15.10

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. These removal commands were created based on what Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. packages were added to a default Xubuntu 15.10 installation. It's possible that the commands might remove some other packages you have since added to the default and want to keep. If that's […]

Pure Lubuntu 15.10

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. These removal commands were created based on what Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. packages were added to a default Lubuntu 15.10 installation. It's possible that the commands might remove some other packages you have since added to the default and want to keep. If that's […]

Trish Walker is the real hero; Jessica Jones is a self-centered jerk

Warning: This post contains major spoilers. This is an analysis, not a show review. If you haven't seen Jessica Jones and you intend to do so later, don't read the rest of this post. I'm generally a fan of Dr. Nerdlove, but I have to disagree with some major parts of his analysis of Jessica […]

My Top 10 Android App Recommendations

Why this list? There is no shortage of lists of top Android apps. Most tech blogs / online magazines have one every year. You can find these listicles pretty much anywhere. If you want to see a bunch of generic lists, try this Google search. I've been an Android user since 2009, and I've had […]