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“What is that?” (followed by “Why would you…?”)

Over the summer I had the great fortune to meet Dr. Egert, one of the faculty at RIT and my mentor for this project. While cleaning his office, he found something rather unique - a laptop with a second touchscreen instead of a keyboard.

(19 Nov, 2018 - 2 min)

I'm not dead yet!

But the best laid plans often go awry… It’s been a long semester for me. Despite not having a numerically harder schedule in raw credits, I’ve been buried under a continual avalanche of things needing to get done. My sleep app informs me that I’ve only gone to bed before 3AM once this week, a trend that’s not going to be broken tonight as I write this due to what I have due tommor-… er, well… today.

(16 Nov, 2018 - 2 min)

Identifying how broken the Matrix bridge is

This post is as a result of multiple failures of the Matrix<->Freenode bridge recently, and what I’ve learned using Matrix daily for several months.

(25 Apr, 2018 - 2 min)

The importance of good docs

This post has come about from a couple really bad experiences with documentation this week, and what I found frustrating in those experiences.

(20 Apr, 2018 - 4 min)

Server Setup pt. 4-4-1 - GitLab Basic Install

Running GitLab behind a proxy requires a bit of setup.

(12 Apr, 2018 - 1 min)

Asking to use FOSS or an Open Standard

This article hopes to pass along personal experience I’ve had with asking to use non-“normal” software/formats.

(10 Apr, 2018 - 3 min)

Server Setup pt. 6 - Mail

Mail servers are handy, even if you’re just using them for internal logging like I am.

(4 Apr, 2018 - 3 min)

FOSS in Design: What is FOSS and why does it matter?

FOSS (“Free and Open Source Software”) is the idea that software you use should be free (more on what free means later) and that the code should all be publically available to all.

(27 Mar, 2018 - 4 min)

FOSS in Design: An introduction

This project stems from an in-depth discussion (explained here) about the lack of FOSS being used within RIT’s design programs. More specifically, this project will be aimed at students, who have a very short time frame for work and already have some base knowledge of relevant concepts. I intend for this project to be applicable outside of students but when making priorities the student audience will be the most important consideration (when relevant). I feel that trying to bridge the gap is the most effective way to beget usage, as opposed to trying to completely retrain users or rewrite software.

(27 Mar, 2018 - 3 min)

FOSS in Design: Some background

This project started from hearing a rumor (via a professor) in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts & Sciences that free (both as in cost & as in freedom) software was not allowed to be installed on the lab machines for use (with an asterisk for where it’s too popular to not install).

(27 Mar, 2018 - 4 min)