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Going private into space

Going private into space

Small rant :D – so I see today that Elon (SpaceX) launched a heavy and big rocket. Big success, everyone is ecstatic. Here’s the video of the launch -  Although the tech is great, especially the impressive landing of reusable rockets in tandem, I am scared that people get excited by this. Why? Elon…

Ditching Gmail for Thunderbird

Ditching Gmail for Thunderbird

My quest of using only FOSS (free and open source software) continues. One of the things I could not change over the years was to move to a new email client. I used Gmail for the past many many years where all of my email addresses were flocked, and some big advantages were that it…

Romania, Romanians, and their craziness

Romania, Romanians, and their craziness

I am originally from Romania but I live in Spain most of the time - for the past 3-4 years I haven't been to Romania at all, but this year I said: "Let's give it a try for the winter period.". Been in Romania for 2 months now and I start to freak out when…

The free and open source software I use on my phone

The free and open source software I use on my phone

I don't use my phone that much at all, so this post won't be as interesting as the previous two where I discuss FOSS (free and open source software) that I use on my laptop. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with the operating system that came with - Android with Samsung flavour on top.…

How I manage all of my passwords on Linux with FOSS

How I manage all of my passwords on Linux with FOSS

For the past years I’ve been using LastPass to manage my passwords. This is a proprietary freemium app that basically stores all of your passwords behind a master password. As long as you remember the master password you can unlock all of the stored passwords. This app has a browser extension to make this super…

The free and open source software that I use on my laptop

The free and open source software that I use on my laptop

Free and Open Source Software = FOSS All of my life I used Windows as an Operating System together with proprietary software that I often pirated because it was too expensive. That changed some 5-6 years ago when I discovered Linux. Since then I've mainly used free and open source software and I absolutely love it.…

TROM Google Account back!? WTF!

TROM Google Account back!? WTF!

As you may know Google deleted my entire TROM Google account in May this year without a warning. Everything I had: gmail, picasa photos, google drive, API, everything ... except for my Youtube account, that was there but I could not access anymore. So it was weird as fuck. Contacted them and they said they…

Net Neutrality Bullshit.

Net Neutrality Bullshit.

The idea goes like this: some companies want to make the Internet like cable TV - if you want to access certain websites you may have to pay extra, and stuff like that. So for example the BIG BOSS company that provides Internet to people might be like: “We have a GREAT package containing Youtube,…

VideoNeat is back, and why that’s important.

VideoNeat is back, and why that’s important.

A month and a half ago, half of VideoNeat went offline. I knew this will happen one day and I was prepared to let it go. To move away from the project, because it was too much of a hassle to rebuild it in case it will happen. But I spent the last month and a…