Sean O'Connell


How much is data ownership worth?

From email to chat, cloud storage to social networking, there are personal financial costs to self-hosting your own information services infrastructure and freeing your data from centralized platforms like Google and Facebook. Looking at those costs may show you how much your data is worth to the companies that siphon it up.

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Kicking a bad habit feels so good

After wasting far too much time over the last two years, I finally decided to quit Reddit for good.

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I reject fashion and all of its works

In being fashion ignorant, am I also being environmentally conscious?

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In Search of… Mechanically Superior Keystrokes

Tired of clunky, stiff, or mushy typing I have finally taken the plunge into the incredibly complex and diverse world of mechanical keyboards.

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Stepping into the Light (Theme)

When it comes to terminal and text editor themes, I’ve always been a “dark theme” kind of guy. Recently I took a personal “light theme challenge” and after a very brief adjustment period I found my preferences surprisingly inverted.

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