iMessage is one of my favorite things about having an iPhone and a Mac. It’s also one of my least favorite things. I love being able to send messages from my computer, and the integration between the two devices is seamless. What frustrates me is the inability to efficiently search through old messages. iOS 13 […]
At Atomic, we’ve been staying connected with “Quarantunes” — mini live concerts given by employees and streamed to the entire company over Zoom. These concerts are a fun little pick-me-up during the week that help many of us get through the emotional roller coaster brought about by current events. Zoom is a great platform for […]
All of us at Atomic have been working remotely for a couple of weeks now. In that time, we’ve learned a lot about what works really well (team Discord servers, Zoom happy hours, lots of affirmation) and what doesn’t work quite so well. One of the things that I’ve found troublesome is using whole-network VPNs. […]
Recently, I had trouble getting ahold of my wife at home. She had forgotten to take her phone off Do Not Disturb mode, and when I tried to call, she didn’t answer. This happens fairly often, so to address this problem, I decided to build a text-to-speech “Squawk box” using a Raspberry Pi and some […]
We can block trackers and ads while we browse the web with Firefox. But there are still a lot of apps and connected devices that may be tracking us. By setting up network-level ad blocking through DNS, we can further protect our privacy and prevent annoying ads. We will be using Pi-Hole, an excellent free […]
Building a computer for the first time is intimidating, especially if you don’t know where to start. After recently tackling this project, I found myself scouring the internet for all kinds of help. I wanted to share a couple of tips that I found extremely useful during my journey and hopefully, they will help you […]
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Services like YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, and other streaming services are convenient, and I still use some of them. However, the content they offer changes frequently, with some things becoming unavailable due to changes in licensing, or varying depending on which country you are in. When you buy your content free of digital rights management (DRM), […]
Yesterday, I outlined some concepts and criteria for the creation of a successful escape room. I also illustrated parallels between escape rooms (as a fun pastime activity) and creating custom software. Hopefully, you’re now ready to consider running your own escape room, and I’m back to provide a clear template for doing just that.