Everyone has their own way of doing things, from ordinary house chores to their “fastest” way to get to work. This always applies to peoples jobs. Now, I don’t consider myself a web designer, but it’s a job I am forced into since my main line of work is programming websites and software. Instead of having to pay someone every time I come up with a website idea, I just end up designing the sites by myself and in the future I can always hire someone to change it if the site gets popular enough.
Long ago I had the idea to build a Mini Computer, a Mini ITX computer. I knew about the drawbacks of such a computer, including a lower processing speed and usually no option for a dedicated graphics card. Being perfectly fine with these drawbacks, I set my sights and goals on a custom Mini ITX computer that would be energy efficient, fit at least two hard drives and be able to run fast enough for my every day work.
I often go onto StackOverflow when I have some free time to help answer some questions other programmers may have. The site is great, well built, but the content on the site and the users are not. If you are unaware of what StackOverflow is, it’s part of the “Stack Exchange” group of websites. It’s a Question and Answer type of site where anyone (even “anonymous” users) can post questions and answer them.
In the past, I have talked about how much I dislike ad-blocking software, such as “AdBlock” and other software which removes advertisements from websites. I’m not sure if I ever talked about it on this site specifically, but I feel like I should. I’m going to try to keep this post as unbiased as possible, but seeing as I make most of my income from websites which contain advertisements, I may become opinionated at some points.
You will often times see software that is available online listed as Portable. But what is a portable app? Is it for laptops and mobile devices? Well, it can be used on those devices, but it’s main purpose is much different. To truly understand what a portable app is, you need to know some basics about how computers install software and how software stores data onto the computer. When you install a program to your computer, a few things take place.