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Kevin C. Tofel

It's things like this that annoy me about Windows

Posted on August 08, 2020

Why do things just... break? I was all set to share an interesting tech tidbit here this morning and was stopped in my tracks. Instead of blogging from my Chromebook (using Linux with Gatsby in VS…

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I was so wrong. Don't build your own PC

Posted on July 31, 2020

About a month ago I suggested that most people should build their own PC at least once. That was right after I built a decent gaming PC on a $900 budget. And so far it has served me well, not just for…

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Goodbye Hugo, hello Gatsby!

Posted on July 24, 2020

After a month of considering a switch of the Static Site Generator, or SSG, that creates the pages for this blog, I decided to make the switch. As of now, Gatsby, which replaces Hugo for me, is the…

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Interesting: Developing in Ubuntu through VS Code, running in WSL2

Posted on July 18, 2020

Late last month, I said I’d be looking into WSL, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is still a work in progress and available for Windows 10. If you’re not familiar with WSL, it’s an easy way…

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Three weeks in, a $68 PC storage upgrade: SATA SSD vs. M.2 NVMe drives

Posted on July 17, 2020

I dropped $68 on this Western Digital 250 GB M.2 NVMe drive from Amazon this week and it arrived today. When I built my PC last month, I wanted to keep the budget low, so I put a less expensive 50…

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Added to the to-do list: A Jamstack blog commenting system

Posted on July 10, 2020

I've gotten away from posting here or continuing my path towards learning Gatsby for blog publishing of late, mainly because of other work, my Chromebook blogging and prepping for my fall JavaScript…

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