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Replacing a MacBook Pro

This is the fourth post in my series on finding an alternative to Mac OS X. Part 3 was about finding replacements for some of my favourite Mac productivity apps.

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Being Productive on Linux

This is the third post in my series on finding an alternative to Mac OS X. Part 2 was about my experience with elementary OS and the switch back to Arch Linux.

I received a lot of great responses to the last post, thanks to all that commented, emailed and shared the post. I'd like to particularly call out the comment that Daniel Foré, the founder of elementary OS left on Reddit:

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Finding an Alternative to Mac OS X — Part 2 Video

I gave a short (10 min) talk at work on my adventures with Linux. It covers the same core content as the post, Finding an Alternative to Mac OS X — Part 2.

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Finding an Alternative to Mac OS X — Part 2

This is the second in my series on finding an alternative to Mac OS X. Part 1 was about evaluating 13 alternative operating systems and then choosing one to use full time. The selected OS was elementary OS. The motivation for this change is to get access to better hardware since Apple is neglecting the Mac lineup.

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GNOME 3 on FreeBSD

Update: The GNOME FreeBSD port has been updated and is now quite recent and I moved my desktop PC to FreeBSD in October 2017.

As part of my evaluation of macOS alternatives I set up GNOME 3 on FreeBSD. I received some comments asking about this so I thought I'd expand on it a little further.

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Finding an Alternative to Mac OS X

This is the first in a series on finding a replacement for Mac OS X.

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Installing Rust on C.H.I.P.

Yesterday I tweeted that I had successfully installed Rust on my C.H.I.P. computer. @LeMoussel replied asking for a tutorial, so here goes:

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Watering System Parts List

This is a running list of the watering system parts, updated as I go.

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Automatic Watering System

The first project that I'm planning is an automatic watering system. I have a bunch of pots on my balcony and keeping them well watered is a challenge, especially in summer. Furthermore, if they are watered too much, swarms of fungus gnats appear, which are difficult to get rid of.

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First Post

Hi and welcome to Bit Cannon! I'm Wes, a software developer and tinkerer from Melbourne, Australia. Here I plan to write informally about hardware and software projects I'm working on.

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