Willem L. Middelkoop MSc BICT
IT business owner, investor, hacker and software developer
Refining my tablet OS experience
Using Surface Go 2 with 4G/LTE, Debian GNU/Linux and i3wm
Earlier this year I tried to create my own tablet operating system by installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet. I learned a great deal about what I like about tablets. But I still preferred my iPad Pro, mainly because of its polished user experience. This time I set out to refine my tablet software to replace my iPad.
Syncing files seamlessly between smartphone and tablet
Using unison to automatically sync between GNU/Linux and the iPhone
In order to optimise my workflow, I was looking for a way to seamlessly access the same files on both my computer and smartphone. This is useful to when you want to quickly send files from your computer using your smartphone through various messaging apps and vice versa. Read along to find out how I did it.
Free from the iCloud: Escaping Apple Photos
Using offline photo library management software
After encountering the umpteenth ‘magic’ bug while managing my iPhone’s photos, I was done with it. Apple came a long way since it launched iPhoto (the predecessor of iCloud Photos). But for something as valuable as my personal memories, I want to be in full control. Read along to learn how I migrated my photo library away from the iCloud, using free, open source software.