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.

Worst time to buy a new Lenovo laptop?

I got a new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. A super‐sleek looking ultra‐portable (marketing slang for “lightweight and thin”) and convertible laptop (the screen can fold back and make it a tablet) with a high‐resolution display. I’ve been considering one since December and ordered one in a moment of weakness.

This post was supposed to be first‐impressions and comments on how nice the hardware was. Unfortunately, I’ve got the worst timing in the world for getting a new Lenovo laptop.

Windows Live Tiles plug‐in for Nikola

Nearly five months ago, I released a new Windows Live Tile plug-in for Nikola. The plug‐in generates tiles that users can add to their Start screens in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Live Tiles will feature notifications with the latest headlines and the design of the site.