Archive for June, 2016
📅 June 30, 2016
So, you have a portable hard drive, such as the Seagate Ultra Slim+, and you want to protect it from possible mishaps? It sounds like you need a small hard drive carry case!
Many portable hard drive cases flood the market, so I took a chance with the co2CREA travel case for its hard, aluminum shell. It is a worthy purchase?
📅 June 17, 2016
If you are excited like I am about the upcoming release of Linux Mint 18, then you will be pleased to know that a beta version was released a few days ago for your experimentation!
I installed and tinkered with Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon beta in VirtualBox 5.0.22 to see a glimpse of future Mint changes, and I am pleased.
No, I do not care what a fourteen-year-old thinks about copyright law — complete with misspellings, incorrect grammar, zero capitalization, awful sentence structure, and incoherent thoughts flavored with copious amounts of profanity. Multiply this by hordes of armchair experts, and a web page becomes a noisy mess of senseless, banal text.
I feel dumbed down just opening a web browser. Rather than simply ignoring the comments, I would prefer to eliminate them from a page completely in order to reduce visual clutter and focus on the content.
In the past, I would resort to my own low-level blocking techniques, but, thankfully, others have recognized this plight and responded by developing user-friendly comment-blocking browser plugins for various web browsers. This makes comment-blocking easier than ever.
However, not all comment blockers filter all comments, and some refuse to work properly at all or have become outdated.
I tested seven comment blocker addons for Firefox 46.0.1 running in Linux Mint 17.3 to see which ones would block comments from YouTube.
Seeking more storage capacity for your portable data? Here is a device that works well with Linux: The Seagate Ultra Slim+
While 2TB external drives have been available for a while, this is unique because it packs a full 2TB (1.8 TB after formatting) of storage space in a small, silent, thin package that connects via USB 3.0.