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Kevin C. Tofel

Microsoft Surface Duo: Dual screens and dual personalities

Posted on September 15, 2020

The Microsoft Surface Duo I ordered two weeks ago arrived late last week. I removed the SIM card from my Pixel 4 and popped it in the Duo this past weekend and have used the Duo as my primary "phone…

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JavaScript: The semester begins

Posted on September 07, 2020

Up until three months ago, I'd never written a single line of JavaScript. I still haven't written much outside of a sample web app that shows cryptocoin pricing based on the user's choice of coin…

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Why I bought a Surface Duo (or two)

Posted on September 05, 2020

After noting how easy it is to switch from iOS to Android, I decided to pre-order a Microsoft Surface Duo. Two Duos, actually, although only one is for me. A friend from overseas reached out and…

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Thoughts on switching from iPhone to Android these days

Posted on August 30, 2020

Earlier this month, I took the SIM card from my iPhone 11 Pro and dropped it in my Pixel 4. I have a Pixel 4 XL too, but it's a bit big for my small hands and pockets. Why do I do this? As long as I…

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I'm such a sucker: I bought an older GPU to replace a newer one

Posted on August 29, 2020

A few weeks back, I explained how my $900 gaming PC quickly became a $1,200 gaming PC. Would you believe we're up to $1,500 now? Yeah, I'm a sucker. Although at $900, the original system was perfectly…

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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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