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How To Cut Back On Big Tech

Many people seem to be examining their technology habits lately. It seems as though some people are trying to cut out certain technologies without really understanding why. Take this Gizmodo article "I Cut the 'Big Five' Tech Giants From My Life. It Was Hell". The reporter blocked everything fro...

Browser Privacy

If you want to tune up your privacy online, a good place to start is with your browser. What I propose is a moderate approach. The setup I have at the moment is Firefox using DuckDuckGo's Privacy Essentials. Consider The Humble Browser Is your entry to the world wide web controlled by Google'...

Unity 2D Reverse Sorting Game

Before taking on a big project, it is usually a good idea to try out a small manageable project. This has been my approach to learning Unity, a game development platform. Several months ago, I choose two test projects to port from old 8-bit Atari and Commodore BASIC to Unity and C#. The first is th...

Localhost Site Listing

Every time I set up a local development, I create a simple page that lists the folders in my html folder. I often find it's particularly handy if I'm working on multiple projects on localhost and autocomplete has become a bit useless. While the project is primarily to save me time setting up new...

Bash Script To Create Database and User

I find that during development, there are three database commands I typically execute for any project that uses a MySQL database. I typically need to do three things: create a databasecreate a usergrant database access to the user I created a simple bash script to run these commands, along...

Visions of London

This is a simple image generator to help Londoners share their Vision for London, Ontario. Create Vision Statement Features suggested vision statements as reported from council meetingcustom vision statementsvarious preset images of Londonuse your own imagepublicly accessible url for visi...

London Washrooms

If you're downtown, it can be difficult to know where the closest public washroom is. If you're out patronizing a business, they may have washroom facilities you can use. But if you're out on a bicycle or on foot, it can be difficult to know what your options are. Fortunately, the City of London pro...

Back To BASIC

Like many programmers who learned their craft during the 80s, I started with Microsoft's BASIC programming language. I grew up with the Atari 800XL, and later moved to the Commodore 128D and 64. Back To BASIC is a project to port BASIC games entered in magazines and books over to modern platforms...

Kim Don Krang

North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump join forces to become Kim Don Krang. Krang? Krang was a character from the 1987 animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series. Krang was an evil warlord from Dimension X. His appearance resembled a brain with li...

BiWay R Us

Canadians were stunned to discover that a rogue BiWay store is operating in Toronto. This fabricated news image is in reference to a viral hoax that Dollar Tree is shutting down. BiWay was a Canadian discount department store that operated until the 1990s. The company was one of several opera...