Searching with a smile :)

A colon followed by a parentheses is widely used to express emotions. It’s especially popular in short messages like a text message or Twitter post. One place it doesn’t seem to have gained much traction is in search queries. Not that the search‐engines would have understood it anyways.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro in tent mode showing off the gorgoues display

This is my review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro‐1370 after six weeks as my primary computer. The Yoga 3 Pro is Lenovo’s interesting and convertible premium laptop/tablet/tent hybrid.

Pocket Casts’ new webapp: “Shut up and take my money!”

I’ve been using Pocket Casts as my preferred netcast/podcast player for years now. I just found out there is a new paid webapp version of this gem too. I decided right away to give the webapp a try. I’ve been using the Android app version for several hours every day for several years. A desktop/web version that can synchronize my netcast subscription and episode playback positions with my mobile phone sounded almost too good to be true.

Recovering gedit documents from a remote or unresponsive machine

I have lost the habit of nervously pressing Control–S every few minutes to save documents changes. However, when disaster strikes or you leave your computer without saving; how do you recover an unsaved document from a running instance of gedit document through the console?

Do you trust Microsoft with all your passwords?

If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, or Xbox One; the answer to the title is likely a resounding “yes”. The real question is whether you even knew about it and whether you consent to it now that you do.