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Resurfacing after NaNoWriMo

This is my first post since completing NaNoWriMo on November 21st. This is also the first thing I’ve written since NaNo ended. I’ve had my eyes open about many things taking part this year, but when the final word count tallied and I received my winner’s badge, the only thing on which I could focus was how NaNoWriMo kicked my ass. I don’t know if it was writing at an increased pace, writing every free…

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Taming my Twitter account

I enjoy using Twitter. Maybe it’s for learning something new, or catching up with the latest trends. I wish I could spend more time reading what I want to enjoy versus scrolling through the slog of bots and spam accounts. Instead of putting up with it, I took a proactive approach and remove those nuisances from my account. Five hours and 253 unfollows later, I’m happy to say I think I did it. Just how…

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No place like GNOME

Just when I settled into my Antergos MATE desktop, what do the devs do? They release GNOME 3.26 into the wild. I swear they did this knowing I would drop everything, throw a flash drive into my laptop and install it. And I did just that. I need therapy. Since installing Antergos is the same no matter what desktop environment you use, I was up and running in 20 minutes. Wow, this release has my…

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Here and back again

How did I end up here? No, I think the correct phrase is, “How did I end up back here?” In the span of a month, I went from Ubuntu, to Ubuntu MATE back to where it all began with me, Antergos. How did this happen? You can say my curiosity got the best of me. I was so caught up in the marvel that was Ubuntu that I went on a testing frenzy. I…

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What I use: Todoist

I give anyone credit who can keep their to-do list in their head. I’m not one of them. I need something to help keep me on task or nothing gets done. I tried several apps, and setting on programs like and Wunderlist because of their feature-rich, yet minimalist designs. Ultimately, I settled on Todoist, which is available for Windows 7/10, iOS, Android and the Web. On first look, Todoist is no different than the…

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