My Favorite Records of 2015

2015 will go down as another legendary year of hard rock and metal album releases this decade. According to last.fm, I listened to a shit load of records this year. My number 1 and number 2 entries this year were the closest they’ve ever been. Let’s get it on! 25.) Indian Handcrafts - Creeps I had heard the first track off this record on a whim from a soundcloud recommendation, and I loved it. Read On →

Dell XPS 15 Ubuntu Tweaks

Tonight I was chatting with someone interested in buying a Dell XPS 15 versus a Macbook Pro. Having used the XPS 15 for almost a year now I had a lot of good things to say about it. There’s a few things I had to do in order to get it even closer to the perfect dev machine (still not quite there, but nothing is). I figured I would jot them down in case I forget anything in the future. Read On →

2 Factor Authentication GPG & SSH keys with pass and Yubikey NEO

In the beginning… For the past few years I’ve used KeePass as my password management solution, both for personal and work related credentials. It’s a great product. When I moved from PC to OS X and eventually Linux I used KeepassX and the Android client, KeePassDroid, with great success. I stored my .kdbx database in DropBox for easy syncing between my many machines and devices. I felt comfortable with the security and usability at the time. Read On →

Ubuntu Unity: Changing from High DPI to Dual Monitors

I’ve been running Ubuntu Desktop on my desktop machine at home for a few years now (I put together a great system in January 2014). Just recently, in November 2014, I switched my work laptop from a retina MacBook Pro to a Dell XPS 15 (High DPI w/ touchscreen: amazon.com ) running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. For some reason, I prefer Linux to OS X, I guess I’m weird, heh. The screen on this model is a 3200x1800 touchscreen, and text looks just as good (if not better) than the retina MacBook does at max DPI. Read On →

My Favorite Records of 2014

Another year down, another year where my only post is about my favorite records. Fitting. This year didn’t have nearly the volume of great records that was bestowed upon us in 2013, but there was still an abundance of quality stuff to go around. There’s quite a few surprises in here. Get on with it! Spoiler alert: I’m still looking for a contender to Yellow & Green for “Album of the Decade.” Maybe next year… 25.) Trap Them - Blissfucker Grindcore meets crust punk for a bone-slamming ride on the thrash train. Read On →