## ODonnellWeb – Tag Technology

RSS Readers on Linux

Posted on 03/21/2023 in misc • Tagged with FOSS, Technology, Linux

You'd think this would be easy

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DrupalCon Portland 2022

Posted on 04/30/2022 in misc • Tagged with Travel, FOSS, Drupal, Technology

The return of in-person DrupalCon

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Do I need this stuff

Posted on 01/03/2021 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Technology, Life

Thinking about minimalism and digital stuff

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AirFaceLyft All Suck - A Rant

Posted on 11/01/2019 in misc • Tagged with Technology, Facebook, Google

It's been a while since I posted a 2006 blog style rant. It's probably full of 2006 blog style typos too. Enjoy.

Facebook: Do I even need to go here?

Google: Dropped the “Do No Evil” schtick years ago.

Apple: Uses Chinese prison labor to make $1000 status symbols

AirBnB …

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Unclog your ink jet printer

Posted on 10/31/2019 in misc • Tagged with Technology

Is your ink jet printer not printing well, and running the ink jet clean cycle just consumes ink without fixing the printer? I have the solution, and it's not buy a new printer.

  1. Hit Amazon and buy EMPTY refillable ink cartridges for your printer.

  2. When the cartridges arrive, put 8 …

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Fitbit Fail

Posted on 09/09/2019 in misc • Tagged with Technology

I bought a Fitbit 3 weeks ago. I sent it back to them on Saturday. I wore it constantly for 2+ weeks, and I just don’t get it. The heart monitor seemed to be really accurate, but after a couple of days I lost interest in knowing what my …

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Firefox Removes RSS Support

Posted on 12/28/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Technology

Effective with Firefox 64, which is the current version as of December 28, 2018, the Firefox browser no longer supports RSS feed discovery or preview. Chrome killed that functionality a while ago. Less than .1% of users used the RSS functionality of Firefox so I guess I can't really blame …

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Fun with the command line

Posted on 12/14/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Technology

Image of linux command line interface

A series of blog posts from Jason Baker on opensource.com has motivated me to try to do more on the command line. I'm already keeping a journal using Nano and just saving the updated text file every few days. I'm not trying to work out any serious issues with …

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Grocery Shopping For Nerds

Posted on 12/02/2018 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Technology, Food

Photo of supermarket

Way back in the dot com boom of the early 2000s I wrote a business plan for a web app that would let you configure a shopping list to match your store layout. I was going to mine your list (data) to allow grocery companies to direct very personalized coupons …

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Carelink macOS High Sierra Workaround

Posted on 12/21/2017 in misc • Tagged with Medtronic, Health, Technology

Medtronic Carelink

This evening I attempted to help my wife upload data from her $9000 insulin pump to the crappy Java driven web app on Carelink.medtronic.com that she has to use to extract her data from the pump. I was greeted with the error screen above..

Medtronic is blocking the …

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Flat screen overlords

Posted on 08/04/2010 in misc • Tagged with Technology, Business

I, for one, will not welcome our flat screen overlords

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