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[VIDEO] Linux Laptop Screencast

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about tuning up my Linux laptop for writing. Via YouTube, here’s a very quick (20 minute) screencast. Enjoy!

Tuning Up the Linux Laptop for 2020

Tuning Up the Linux Laptop for 2020
Between increased caregiving responsibilities for my mother, looking for freelance work, and the holidays, my Linux-powered HP laptop went by the wayside. (It’s not my only laptop, thankfully, but the keyboard is great for writing). However, the past few months have seen me slowly repair and upgrade the laptop to the point where my Linux laptop is... Read more »

Writing With a Linux Laptop - Screencast

Between caring for Mom and other issues, I have a backlog of posts to write. However, I also wanted to be mindful that this blog sees some activity. So there will be several posts over the next week. However, I wanted to highlight previous posts about working with a Linux laptop. In that spirit, here... Read more »
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Living the Linux Laptop Lifestyle Revisited

Living the Linux Laptop Lifestyle Revisited
When I wrote about my Linux-powered laptop awhile ago, things were going well, tech-wise. My refurbished Windows 10 laptop was a powerhouse, allowing me to blog and write, as well as keep up with my freelance work. (Writing includes my recent essay in The Joy of Joe: Memories of America’s Fighting Man from Today’s Grown-Up Kids).... Read more »

The Art of Learning About Nonprofit Software

Recently, a colleague of mine had asked my assistance in identifying software vendors for nonprofits….and although I was able to help him somewhat (with further follow-up to come). it started me thinking about a central question….just how and where do nonprofits decide to purchase software? For me, it was easy – I had always worked with... Read more »

Building Better Government One App At A Time

Building Better Government One App At A Time
One of the many ways in which tech can impact our communities is when citizens and software coders collaborate on apps that improve government effectiveness and/or allow greater access to public data. Recently, I received notice about a really  great opportunity for people to get engaged. Code For America is a relatively new non-profit with a... Read more »
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Jennifer Livingston and CyberBullying

Jennifer Livingston and CyberBullying
Recently, much has been made about Jennifer Livingston, the Wisconsin anchor who received a critical message from a viewer about her weight. There’s been great discussion about bullying in general….and cyberbullying in particular. First, there’s a distinct age difference – when it happens with youth, it’s cyberbullying, and with adults, it’s cyberharrassment. Either way, it’s... Read more »

A Striking Education in Open Source Software

A Striking Education in Open Source Software
Admittedly, I’m a big fan of our local library system – I grew up making semi-regular walks down Archer Avenue to the Brighton Park branch from my grandmother’s house. I also visit my local branch when I need to do some “remote” working….and check out some books. So I was very heartened – and proud... Read more »

Meet Your Neighbor: Free Geek Chicago

Meet Your Neighbor: Free Geek Chicago
This week, I’m introducing a new, regular feature on the blog where I’ll be talking about a Chicago non-profit or organization that’s “doing it right”. Whether it’s creating new opportunities for tech, or driving a socially beneficial mission in a unique way, this will be a great way for you, the reader, to “meet your... Read more »
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