Linux-Compatible USB-C to HDMI Adapter

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I recently purchased the Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop, which lacks any dedicated video output ports but does have a USB-C port. This recent Skylake-based laptop is constantly gaining hardware compatibility with Linux with each kernel release, so almost as soon as a new kernel comes out I upgrade. Consequently I’m currently running Linux Kernel 4.6.2…. Read more »

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Review

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Either I’m starting to get old or my lack of stretching before rock climbing for years finally caught up with me. I started noticing some discomfort in my hands when typing with “normal” keyboards. Not wanting to destroy my hands and a career of programming until the day I die, I bought an ergonomic keyboard to… Read more »

Book Review: Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to

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I just put down my copy of Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to by Michael Lively, published through Packt Publishing. Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to on Amazon Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to on Packt Overall, this is a pretty good book, and covers all of the topics one would expect from a Unit Testing book. Such… Read more »

Review of ION GO PAD Folding Computer Game Controller

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After a recent case of video game nostalgia and hunting down NES/SNES emulators, I wanted a game controller to play them on (instead of a computer keyboard). My first choice was a knockoff SNES controller with a USB port I grabbed on Amazon. Unfortunately, it didn’t work (product breakdown coming soon). So, I went out… Read more »

Wacom Bamboo Splash Review

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I recently got a Bamboo Wacom Splash tablet as a christmas present from my awesome mom. I’ve only had this thing for a few days, but I’ve drawn about a dozen things. As a little bit of a backstory, I used to draw all the time when I was younger, always with a 0.5mm graphite… Read more »

Transitioning from MediaTemple to Linode

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If you’ve been following my Twitter account, you’ve undoubtedly noticed my complaints regarding MediaTemple. I’ve been a customer of MediaTemple (MT) for several years now, hosting over a dozen domains there. I’ve been hosting all of these domains on their shared host plan (gs), which runs $20 a month. For about two years, I was… Read more »