Kevin C. Tofel

Wish me luck (I'm gonna need it)

Posted on February 28, 2021

I made a big life decision this past month. At age 51, I've applied to an online Masters in Computer Science program at Georgia Tech. Yeah, I'm surprised too. See, I always wanted to teach college…

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Replacing Google Drive or other cloud services for data privacy

Posted on February 08, 2021

I've been remiss in following up the series of blog posts on data privacy. I blame my insatiable need to keep honing my programming skills as once class ended in early December, I tackled my own…

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My first CRUDdy JavaScript app

Posted on November 30, 2020

We're in the home stretch of the fall semester where I'm taking my first JavaScript (JS) class. After learning most of the syntax basics (which aren't too different from what I've used in the past…

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Living a mobile life without Apple or Google, part 2: apps and email

Posted on November 29, 2020

Last week, I shared my current experiment of living without "big tech". I won't recap it in detail but I'm essentially using a de-Googled phone as my daily driver. I explain why in the prior post…

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The experiment: Living a mobile life without Apple or Google (part 1)

Posted on November 21, 2020

I've been thinking quite a bit about data privacy and the mobile industry lately. They're two separate, but related, topics in my mind. At this point, your mobile device is either going to run…

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