NUC6i3SYH – The most useful little thing!

Intel nuc6i3syh

Sweet little thing called NUC I have recently gotten my hands on a NUC6i3SYH and after a few weeks I am absolutely pleased. Of course this is not a post about performance and technical details. There are many other excellent websites and blogs that will feed your technical needs. But what about “experience and usability”…

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The Cherry G230 G85 Keyboard Review

Since I have written about keyboards a lot lately, I thought it would be worth to write about the Cherry G230 G85 keyboard. It is the keyboard I have used at my work, replacing a standard Dell keyboard that came with the new PCs. Cherry G230 G85 – First Things First Is it any good?…

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Razer Deathstalker Chroma Review

Razer Deathstalker Logo

Most of my reviews on this blog start with me answering the biggest question of all: “Is it worth buying?” In this case, the answer is: no. The Razer Deathstalker Chroma (official website) is not worth buying at full price (119.99 Euro). Not worth it?! Why not? Let’s get down to the point: Typing is…

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Steelseries QCK XXL Review

Steelseries QCK XXL Logo

I have recently bought a Steelseries QCK XXL mouse mat. Until a few days ago I had no idea such massive mouse mats existed at all, but then I saw a video review about the Daskeyboard 4 Professional, and it was instant love! I have had a classic Steelseries QCK for several years and I have always…

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Drop Cap, CSS, and WordPress

Dropcap from 1613

Drop cap is an initial that sits within the margins and runs several lines deep into the paragraph, with the consequence of indenting some text. You have seen this trick used thousands of times before: in your favorite book it’s the a letter at the beginning of a word, a chapter, or a paragraph that is larger…

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Aldus Manutius Printing Press Designs

aldus manutius press festina lente printer's mark

A Bit of History: Aldus Manutius and the Aldine Press The Aldus Manutius’ Press, or better, the Aldine Press, is renowned for the creation of italics,  among the many other things. The press was also the first to issue printed books in the little octavo size. During Aldus Manutius’ life the press issued 127 titles. The…

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Franco Moretti – Graphs, Maps, Tress Review

Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History by Franco Moretti

Franco Moretti – Graphs, Maps, Tress Review: Tiny Little Disappointment I was eyeing Franco Moretti’s Graphs, Maps, Trees already from a while now. It was advised to me by one of my former Professors at Leiden University as an aid to help me develop the Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps further. The book is described as…

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W3 Total Cache vs. WP Super Cache for Shared Web Hosting

You probably know it: caching is one of the best ways to make sure that your website loads quickly. You might also know that there are two main contestants when it comes to chaching and wordpress: w3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache. This is not one of the best ranking websites on Google, so if you ended up on this page you might be asking yourself a very specific question: “Should I use W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache on shared web hosting?”

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Slow wifi on Windows 8 and how to solve it

SpeedTest.net Result

It can happen that after installing Windows 8 and connecting to WiFi your internet will result painfully slow. A trip to speedtest.net will show that your WiFi is actually traveling at around 1mbit/s. How can you solve this? Follow these steps! Slow WiFi: What is the Issue? Bare in mind: the causes could be others…

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Chrome Remote Desktop Vs Teamviewer

Chrome Remote Desktop extension in the App Store

Remote Desktop Control does exactly what the name says: it allows you to manage a remote computer from another computer, through internet. There are many solutions out there to achieve this result. In this case we will give a look at two of the most popular: Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop vs Teamviewer. Chrome Remote Desktop…

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Medium: the best writing app for Android tablets and iPad

Medium: Just like Manuscripts

Why Medium wins at making people write on mobile devices Writing is no easy task. Writing “well” is a near-impossible task. Yet,here I am writing posts that hopefully people will read, or maybe not. For the first time I am writing a post not from my PC (or laptop), but from a tablet. For the…

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New Flickr Review

New Flickr Review

On Monday 20th of May 2013 the new Flickr was reveled to the general public. The most visible change in the new Flickr is the new layout. Photos are bigger and occupy all of your screen. All the white space around them is gone. The comments are always at the bottom, just like before. Is it game changing? Let’s see!

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