Do you remember what shoe boxes were for a long time ago? For those of you too young to remember, let me explain. Long after the shoes that had come in the box were thrown away, the box was kept for storing copies of printed photos. The idea was that those photos would eventually be put safely in a photo album but for whatever reason, most of them never were. Now we’ve made the switch to digital photography, that situation hasn’t changed. In fact it’s worse than ever. We have folders on hard drives, thumb drives, one or more cloud platforms all holding our pictures. We’re no longer browsing through shoe boxes yet photos are harder to find then ever. This post will help you with organizing and managing your photos.(more…)
How to do certain things, mostly computer related.
My browser of choice for privacy, security and functionality is Mozilla Firefox. Even though early releases weren’t always great in terms of memory management, I’ve been with Firefox since release number 3 or so. I just updated to version 74. One of the things I love about Firefox is the ability to extend the functionality by using add-ons. In honor of release 74, here’s a list of 10 must-have Firefox Add-ons according to me.(more…)
People have accounts with all kinds of online services. It’s a good security practice to use different credentials for every service. Unfortunately, that means you have to keep track of dozens, if not hundreds of passwords. Our human brains aren’t up to a task like that. Computers on the other hand have no problem remembering a lot of stuff. It makes sense to store your passwords on a computer but you also want them with you when you’re on the move. Cloud services like Lastpass are ideal for storing your passwords and for having them readily available wherever you are. But what if you don’t trust public cloud services? Well, I’ll show you a way to manage passwords with KeepassXC and Nextcloud.(more…)
This will be a short post but hopefully helpful to some of you. It took me a while to get used to the new default theme in WordPress, Twenty Seventeen. I like it a lot now, with the striking visuals and large header images. There was just one problem for me: I think the content is too narrow for blog posts. It took a bit of searching but I’ve found a good way of increasing content width of WordPress Twenty Seventeen.(more…)
I use a personal server running Nextcloud, a cloud solution to access, share and protect files, calendars, contacts, communication and more at home and in enterprise environments. There, I keep my personal calendar, which is synced to a variety of mobile devices. However, at work I am forced to use Microsoft Outlook with Exchange for my calendar and contacts. To have access to my work calendar on my personal device would force me to enrol my personal device in a corporate environment. However, that would entail certain policies and restrictions I’m not comfortable with on my personal device. Fortunately, I found a way of sharing Outlook calendar with Nextcloud.(more…)
One of the things that seriously annoys me but that pops up from time to time, is the fact that my Linux /boot partition fills up with old, unused kernels. I know, I should have created a bigger partition but this installation is old, updated several times over the course of a few years and back then, kernels were smaller. So how do we safely clean up boot by deleting unused kernels?(more…)