Posts by Isaac Phillips: 10
CAD stands for Computer Aided Design. There are many different types of CAD programs, all with different uses, whether it be for 3-D Modeling, electrical schematics, or even architecture. Depending on it’s use case, the CAD program is programmed to simulate real world physics, and spacial limitations.
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Nextcloud and Syncthing Integration
How to Connect Both for Increased Functionality I described Nextcloud in a previous article. It’s great at syncing contacts and calendars. It uses the standard CardDAV/CalDAV protocols. Files can be directly editted on the Nextcloud web interface, similar to Google Drive. However we want file syncing to be instant after edits. We’ve been spoiled by using Syncthing. My previous article on Sync...
TasteDive (formerly TasteKid) is a platform for finding new entertainment based on your tastes. It’s similar to how Netflix, Spotify, or Pandora makes recommendations based on your likes. The difference, however, is that TasteDive can recommend more than just movies or music. Read on for my full review on TasteDive, the recommendation engine.
Sometimes I can be very disorganized. When I started forgetting appointments and missing deadlines, I realized I desperately needed a change. I should be using technology to keep my datebook. This led to my discovery of Nextcloud. I was looking for a way to sync a digital calendar across devices, regardless of which device I was currently using. To my surprise, Nextcloud offered much more than ...
Anki: Proper Deck Organization
Anki allows users to easily download shared decks which other users have made. This is great, but importing them can cause a mess. If you import too many, you may even see this warning: Even if you don’t have this warning, it’s still important to properly organize your Anki decks. In this post, I’ll show how to group subjects (like Japanese or Math) into common decks, while retaining the abi...
A Better Backup In regards to technology, most people have heard the term “the cloud” or “cloud storage”. A user chooses which files to upload to the cloud. Afterwards, the files are available to download to any device connected to the same cloud account. To understand why Syncthing is important, it’s important to understand how cloud storage actually works.
If you’ve been around the tech scene for any amount of time, no doubt you’ve heard of the Raspberry Pi. You’d be hard pressed to find a tech website without mention of some cool Raspberry Pi project. For those who have been living under a rock, the Raspberry Pi is an ARM based single board computer. It’s small size and low power requirements allow users to keep the Pi as an always-on computer.
An Indispensible Tool For Those Who Learn I, like many, began using Anki by looking for a program to study Japanese. Years ago when I first discovered it, Anki was unlike anything I’d ever seen. It completely changed how I studied, and saved me countless hours. In record time, I learned the first 2000 Kanji, and beyond. But Anki is much more than a program to learn Japanese. It’s even more th...