Things I’m still looking for –
- Good calendar app. Sunrise maybe?
- Location based alerts
- Private personal assistant – even if it was dumb. just some sort of natural language processing for calendars, alerts, emails, to-dos…
- New phone. Love my BlackberryZ10 but getting a little beat up… want small with a good battery and good camera. Poor screen and slow is fine.
- Budget software. Mint is flakey for me, everything else is worse. I’m also the treasurer for a small non profit, and I can’t get that working right either…
- Tried Mint, BudgetSimple, YNAB, Xero and Wave online, and HomeBank and GnuCash offline.
- Currently using Wave… GnuCash had data corruption issues.
- Stereo. Been using cast-off computer speakers for the last decade.
- New Linux distro. Crunchbang is discontinued…. Windows10 is almost good, but creepy about some things and there’s no way to turn off the antivirus. I’ve never had an antivirus and I don’t feel like starting now. Large and growing percentage of my work is online now…
Things I love to use:
(Not a very unique list)
Updated in 2016 and it’s amazing how many of these packages I’ve been using for 5, 10 years now.
Irfanview – Fast image viewing and simple manipulation
Foobar 2000 – Fast, lightweight media player with customizable layout. Minimizes to the taskbar.
F.lux – Adjusts the colour temperature of my screen at night (like right now).
7Zip – Because sometimes people rename .rar files to .zip and tell me they ‘changed the format.’
Notepad ++ – Even supports MapBasic format highlighting, with some tweaking.
Halite – For Torrents. Why Halite? Why not ;)
DoPDF – Good PDF printer.
Netfirms – Hosts my basic pages and my domain name. Webmail isn’t the worst I’ve seen ;) Scripting support could be better…
nosupportlinuxhosting.com – 1$/mo hosting. CPanel. Been great. Probably moving most of my pages here.
Backblaze – unlimited backup for 60$ year. No more losing photos for me!
Shout IRC – Web based IRC with history. (currently on YUNOHost)
I have a number of apps on Sandstorm, which is awesome but in progress, and a bunch on YUNOHost on Digital Ocean VPS
I also host a few PHP apps on nosupportlinuxhosting.com
Things I want to host – Shout IRC, Etherpad, Huginn