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Programs and Tools

My Problem with The Current State of Next.js

When I first discovered Next.js, I was excited about it, but it has become somewhat of a mess since then. These are my thoughts on it.

April 11, 2024

The Endless Quest to Replace WordPress

I have been using WordPress to run many of my websites since 2007, but feature bloat has me looking for alternatives.

April 4, 2024

Mac OS 8 as an Electron App

Macintosh.js is an open-source project that runs Mac OS 8. It emulates a 1991 Macintosh Quadra and runs the full operating system with a few applications.

March 17, 2024

How Windows 11 Has Convinced a Skeptic

Until about two years ago, I was exclusively a Mac user, but Windows 11 has me rethinking that.

March 8, 2024

The Boring Stack

The Boring Stack encourages using familiar technologies for efficient project development, emphasizing efficiency and reliability over exploring new tech and frameworks.

February 5, 2024

Subscription Fatigue and Software

The growing trend of software companies shifting from one-time purchase models to subscription services is rather disturbing. Wwhile this provides a consistent revenue stream for companies, it burdens consumers with repeated costs and may result in subscription fatigue.

November 26, 2023

The Problem of Having Too Many Technologies to Choose From

There are constantly new technologies coming out on the market. While this might seem like a great thing, there are some darker sides to it that no one seems to talk about.

September 27, 2023

Podcast #2: Is Software as a Service a Good Idea?

The second episode of the Developer’s Notebook Podcast will look at whether or not software as a service is a really good idea. I have already written about this topic on Developer’s Notebook, but in this podcast episode, I will strike a more conversational tone and go into a bit more depth than in the article.

August 24, 2020

Is Software as a Service a Good Idea?

Whether you like it or not, software as a service (SaaS) has become extremely popular amongst both individuals and companies. But how good of an idea is it?

August 18, 2020

Windows 95 as an Electron App

An operating system that was released 25 years ago and required an entire computer to run can now instead be run in a browser window with an interpreted language.

August 6, 2020

Debugging Node.js Remotely with Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a tool with many talents. Among those is the ability to not just debug Node.js applications, but also to debug them remotely.

August 4, 2020

Emulating Mac OS 9 on macOS 10.15

Several years ago, I bought an old, colorful iMac G3 running Mac OS 9. It runs my old software wonderfully, but an emulated version of Mac OS 9 on my modern MacBook Pro is just so much more convenient.

June 27, 2020