The Best PPAs for Ubuntu Based Distros
Ubuntu and its related distros like Elementary, Mint, and Pop!_OS have access to an enormous software library. There are times when a particular program may not be available in an official repository or is lagging behind in updates. Ubuntu developed Personal Package Archives (PPA) as a way to easily create small personal repositories to deliver […]
Wyze Thermostat: Is It Worth Buying?
After installing a Wyze Outdoor Camera, I decided the Wyze Thermostat should be next. I’ve been eyeing various smart thermostats but with Wyze costing only $50, I couldn’t pass up the inexpensive upgrade.
The Best Google Photos Alternatives
Google Photos has long been the preferred method to backup photos on Android. Google Photos offered unlimited high quality photo storage while limiting original or best quality photos to the storage available. OG Pixel benefited from free full quality photo backup forever. Subsequent Pixel users were offered free backup with an expiration date. Google announced […]
Pop! OS 20.10 After Install Getting Started Guide
This Getting Started Guide will help set up a new Pop!_OS 20.10 install. I have included common software selections along with a few of my favorites.
Winter Downtime for Hikers and Campers
For many outdoor enthusiasts, the cold winter months are a bummer. Its too cold to camp, trails are covered in snow, streams become ice. Winter doesn’t have to be wasted time though. In fact, its the perfect time to prepare for the next season.
How To Ditch YouTube
YouTube is a the primary video sharing site on the Internet. It is full of helpful tutorials, commentary, funny videos, and strange content. For most purposes, its hard not to use YouTube. If I’m repairing my ’04 Expedition, where do I turn first? YouTube. Putting new flooring down? YouTube. Following the election? YouTube. Watching turkey […]
Backpacking With Aldi
Aldi is a German owned supermarket chain that sells some really random stuff. That random stuff happened to include an Adventure Ridge backpack. I found two of them on clearance for a mere $9.99 each. Its hard to pick up a cheap backpack for ten bucks. I found one with a hydration sleeve, padded waist […]