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A few changes to this site

I’ve made a few changes to how this site works, the backend is still in WordPress, but the frontend is now Gatsby and I’m using GraphQL to talk between the two. I have a plugin that triggers a webhook to push a deployment on Netlify when posts or pages are published or updated, it takes […]

Google Pixel 3A

Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge: I am going to break an unwritten rule of tech reviews and tell you the ending right at the top: if you want to buy a new smartphone that costs between $300 and $500, you should buy a Pixel 3A or Pixel 3A XL. It is the best phone in that […]

WordPress 5.0 Target Date for December 6

If you use WordPress at all then you know about the upcoming WordPress 5.0 and it’s Gutenberg editor, everyone has been scrambling to get their plugins updated for it. It was originally planned to release in November, but several WordPress business founders launched pleas to delay, and now it looks like we’re getting it in […]

The Mandalorian

Actor / director Jon Favreau took to Instagram last night to tease the Star Wars TV show that he’s running. On Instagram last night, Favreau posted: This will be the first live action Star Wars TV show, so that should make it interesting in itself, and should make a good launching point for Disney’s Streaming service […]

The war for CopperheadOS

For anyone who doesn’t know, CopperheadOS is a source-available operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is based on the official releases of the Android Open Source Project by Google, with added privacy and security features. The developer, Daniel Micay, builds on the existing official releases of Android […]

On using your iPhone to take photos of yesterday’s eclipse

Yesterday, I took my daughter to the local college so we could watch the eclipse, it was a clear day, very few clouds so we set up where we could watch it with our eclipse viewers. I decided to take some pictures of it with my iPhone 7+, using the eclipse viewer as a filter, […]

AltspaceVR to shut down on August 3rd with “heavy hearts”

In a blog post last night, AltspaceVR announced they would be shutting down on August 3rd (next week). It is with a tremendously heavy heart that we let you all know that we are closing down AltspaceVR on August 3rd, 7PM PDT. The company has run into unforeseen financial difficulty and we can’t afford to […]

From Jekyll To Ghost

For the past six months or so, I’ve been using a modified version of Ghost for Coded Geekery. Last week, I migrated the Flybase Blog from Jekyll to Ghost, it was an interesting move, but worked great, and hasn’t had any issues. Today, I pulled the trigger and migrated this blog to Ghost. This one […]

Google Assistant

John Gruber: Google is clearly the best at this voice-driven assistant stuff. Pichai claimed that in their own competitive analysis, Google Assistant is “an order of magnitude” ahead of competing assistants (read: Siri and Alexa). That sounds about right. This might be like Steve Jobs’s 2007 claim that the iPhone was “5 years” ahead of […]