Kevin C. Tofel

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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So I hit the Nvidia RTX 3080 lottery

Posted on October 17, 2020

When I built my $900 budget gaming PC back in June, I never thought it would become a money pit of sorts. The build is now around $2,200, which is up from the $1,500 back in July. Why the big $70…

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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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