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A WriMo Survival Guide

Since we’re closing in on NaNoWriMo in November, we’ll use that event for the purpose of this epic morsel of motivation. However, this works for Camp NaNoWriMo, JulNoWriMo or any writing event. November is approaching faster than winter in a George R. R. Martin novel. With so many new writers participating in NaNoWriMo this year with the wide-eyes and itchy fingers, I wanted to be the first to give you a pre-NaNo pep talk. I bet you’re…

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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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Intro to What I use

There are apps I like and there are apps I love. Why not share the software I enjoy using here? There just might be something on this site you might find useful. I won’t get super reviewy here. If I didn’t like the app, I wouldn’t use it, right? Besides, I love these apps! How am I going to be objective? (Just kidding, I know some of these apps aren’t perfect and I’m not afraid…

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