Best of Linux Note Taking

I’ve been a big fan of Google Keep ever since it came out.  It easily syncs notes across my devices and its free.  But there’s no native Linux client nor is it open source.  The apps I’m listing meet my basic criteria: Linux compatible, syncs to Android, free (at least for the basic version), and ideally open source

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Castillo San Felipe del Morro (also known as El Morro) is a citadel located in San Juan in north western Puerto Rico.  King Charles V of Spain ordered construction of the citadel in 1539.  It remained under Spanish control until 1898 when Spain ceded control of Puerto Rico to the United States under the Treaty of Paris.  The US military controlled El Morro until 1961.

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Fort Macon, Carteret County, North Carolina

Construction on Fort Macon began in 1826 in response to the War of 1812 and other European conflicts.  It was built as part of the Second System of US Fortifications.  The Fort’s main claim to fame was the Civil War battle fought on April 25, 1862.  Union forces commanded Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside had been working through eastern North Carolina.  Brig. Gen. John G. Park, under Burnside’s command, was ordered to capture the Fort from the Confederacy.  Union forces laid siege to the fort using four gun boats, floating batteries, and new rifled cannons.  The fort took 560 hits.  Confederate Col. White surrendered the fort the next morning.  The fort remained under Union control for the rest of the war.

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Shades State Park, Waveland, Indiana

Shade State Park in west central Indiana is simply beautiful.  Its often overlooked as many Hoosiers choose Turkey Run, a nearby state park, but Shades has a lot to offer.  Its usually less crowded the views as still amazing.  There is plenty of hiking between canyons and cliffs.

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Splitting Kindling

Its fun revving up the saw and felling a tree.  Its relaxing to rhythmically swing a maul.  Its delightful to hear the wood crack and pop as it splits.  The neatly stacked rows of seasoning wood are a proud accomplishment. Kindling is the one wood heat chore no one seems to like.  Its time consuming. … Read more

Linux Uptime

Linux rarely needs a reboot.  With more recent kernels, it doesn’t really need to reboot at all.  Since I’ve been studying for my CompTIA A+ exam, I’ve left a lot of material open and handy.  I lost track of how long my desktop had been running so I ran a simple terminal command “uptime” to … Read more

Drolet HT-2000 Update

 Since I’ve used this stove a few times, I just wanted to show how you could load the wood in a North-South orientation.  This wasn’t even full but it still burned all night and kept the house warm. Lighting the stove has been very easy with a little kindling on top of the wood.  It … Read more

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