It has been an interesting last year for us all. Who would have thought it would start out with a toilet paper shortage…? There for a while, it seemed like life stood still. Some people lost their jobs, some people had to put education on hold, and for others… well, they were not so lucky. It would seem now that things are finally starting to pick back up. Many businesses, even schools,...Read More
Web browsers are a vital part of modern computing. Lots of resources are now accessed via one and less solutions are built to run on a particular operating system. Modern applications are written using Electron. Election is a barebones instance of Chromium that loads web resources locally and on a remote server. A very popular example of this is Discord. The Discord desktop application is...Read More
One of the great things about Linux is the ability to customize it. One of the most frequently changed things is the desktop environment. In Windows, the user interface has remained mostly the same throughout its inception. A bar on the bottom of the screen which manages open applications and a button to the far left which allows you to access a list of all the installed programs. Linux...Read More
I’m sure you’ve heard of Windows and MacOS, but have you heard of Linux? Linux is an operating system just like the aforementioned solutions but the key difference is it’s open source. This means anyone can contribute to the project. The main portion of the operating system is called the kernel, all operating systems have this. It’s job is to ensure the hardware and...Read More
What are Sandboxes?
If you were lucky, when you were a kid, you had a sandbox to play in. Ah, the memories. Unfortunately, that’s not what we are talking about today but this technology does get its name from them. Computer sandboxes give software running in them a place to reside while being isolated from the rest of the system. The idea is to run untrusted software in this safe area...Read More
Today, January 12, 2021, is Adobe Flash’s official end of life date. All major browsers will now prevent you from running flash as well as Flash Player itself. Adobe Flash will now even ask you to uninstall itself. The warnings have been coming for a long time. Adobe Flash was an amazing technology in its heyday. It allowed for fancy interactive content in web browsers. Lots of websites...Read More