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Life after the first wave

Life after the first wave

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As workers begin to return to the office some companies are rethinking their office layouts, occupancy numbers, and even locations. The new way of working around minimal distance restrictions and partitioned workspaces will evolve. Power, plumbing, and network routes may need to be updated or completely redesigned. Office layouts that were initially designed to foster collaboration now appear as precarious breeding grounds for contagion. Office designs from a bygone era where closed offices with doors and tall cubicles for single work desk occupancy - which were looked down upon as isolation and divisional, now are being rethought just for the ability to create areas of productive serenity. Today we refer to these designs as safety barriers and mitigation management enhancemen...
Top 3 Keyboards to Travel With

Top 3 Keyboards to Travel With

Blog, Hardware, Recent Posts, Tech Tips
Traveling with a full-sized keyboard can be a little tedious. They aren’t easy to travel with, they might not even fit inside your bag if you are trying to travel light. But, we still need them. So, what do we do? We try to find the most convenient keyboard possible by considering what makes a keyboard good for traveling with. This short article will cover what makes a keyboard good for traveling with and gives 3 great, safe, examples that you know you can rely on. What makes a keyboard good for traveling? When finding a keyboard for traveling size matters. The bigger and bulkier a keyboard is, the more inconvenient it is to lug around This is why you might want to consider a foldable keyboard, they pack away much easier allowing you to store them easily in a laptop bag or a small s...
CROSH – The Chromebook Shell at the end of the world.

CROSH – The Chromebook Shell at the end of the world.

Blog, Hardware, Linux, Recent Posts, Software
What laptop and OS would I rely on if working remotely was a necessary evil should a global pandemic impact daily life. A remote connection could become more critical for many people. Security for your system should also factor in as critical in turbulent times. Where do you turn, and what do you use when a storm sets in? What would be the simplest and most mobile setup to have with you - wherever you are or wherever you go? THE LINUX BETA SHELL prompt - root@penguin: In my continuing quest to find the perfect all around laptop I am constantly finding myself bouncing back and forth from Debian/Ubuntu Linux Spins on low powered laptops and Chromebook. In fact I would like to be able to rely on only my Chromebook as a trusty daily driver, but I haven’t been able to go very long befor...

Nice and Quiet

Blog, Hardware, Linux, Recent Posts, Software
Sometimes a quiet day or two is just fine. No bad storms, no asteroid collision, no interesting tech news, just dull mediocrity. Yes, there's been some Linux Distro releases, and Apple product announcements, but nothing to lose any sleep over. There's no real reason to upgrade to a new laptop, no real need to update my iPhone, there's really nothing going on to get all worked up about, and that's not so bad. I can hold onto my wallet for a while, because I can't think of anything new recently announced that I really feel like I'm missing out on. That's good for me, but probably no so great for the industry. Too much excitement can sometimes cause real interesting news to get lost in a wave of noise. It's all perception. If you're actively looking and waiting for a particular hardware ...
Turing In-Complete (part 1)

Turing In-Complete (part 1)

Recent Posts, Data Science, Hardware, Software
Before man-built machines that could be used to manually calculate all the same mathematical problems we now regard as computation, we – humans were regarded as the “computers”, not the artificial machines. This explains the label “manually” calculated. Man built the machines. This has only been true for a relatively short period of time when compared to the timeline man has existed in the current evolutionary state. This technology goes back much farther than the existence of our most popular desktop pc, laptops, tablets, or smartphones. Major developments in the twentieth century progressed at a very rapid pace, not with the help of Extraterrestrial beings, but by some very brilliant humans. Maybe you could make a case for “math” from outer space in ancient history, and you’d be technic...