Who Shall Control My Media? Part 4 – Backend Storage

By | October 16, 2016

So you’ve got a lot of videos, home movies, pictures, etc., that you want to have access to from all of your devices and get them on your big screen.  Sounds simple, right?  Its anything but.  With the huge amount of competition and proprietary solutions out there it can be very confusing and extremely frustrating trying to figure… Read More »

No More Homework in Our House

By | September 14, 2016

After my last post questioning homework for elementary school kids, we’ve done a lot more reading and researching on the subject.  A lot. Since the last fight, we took a stand — our first grader won’t be doing any more homework.  While dropping him off one morning, she asked him for his homework folder and I calmly and… Read More »

Installing Ubuntu 15.10 on the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW, Redux

By | March 27, 2016

Update 2016-04-25, this post is obsolete.  I now have information on installing Ubuntu 16.04 at https://marclewis.com/2016/04/25/installing-ubuntu-16-04-lts-on-asus-zenbook-ux501vw/ After writing about installing Ubuntu 14.04 on the ZenBook Pro I used it for about a month or so, but was not really happy with it.  Nothing seemed quite right.  Fonts were off, cursor sizes were off, applications didn’t look quite like they were… Read More »