You can now run Linux apps on Chrome OS

For the longest time, developers have taken Chrome OS machines and run tools like Crouton to turn them into Linux-based developer machines. That was a bit of a hassle, but it worked. But things are…

While this is pretty exciting, it still seems like Crouton would be needed to be able to really work on ChromeOS as a full development environment. For example, unless you used a browser-based dev environment, like AWS Cloud9 or shelled into a remote server, you’d probably still want to set up an environment on your local filesystem – which means installing software such as Node, PHP, Ruby, (whatever you work on these days).

Update: It’s worth noting that, while not having tested it out myself, it sounds like these Electron-based applications aren’t super performant on ChromeOS – at least not until they get GPU support.

None the less, it’s still pretty cool to see how Chromebooks are evolving!

Source: You can now run Linux apps on Chrome OS

San Diego – 2018

A couple months ago, I went on a work trip and got to go back to my favorite city. While most of our time was spent working at our AirBnB, we got to enjoy our evenings at some of my favorite places and restaurants. I even got to try a few new places that I never made it to while I lived there!

I flew in a couple of extra days early to hang out with my uncle and a couple of friends. But, as always, I wish I had more time!

New York City, Part II

A few weeks ago, I got to travel to NYC for the second time this year. While this was a work trip, I also had a little bit of time to explore the city again.

I revisited some of my favorites from last trip and explored some new areas and places to eat, as well.

Central Park

 

Rockefeller Plaza

 

Times Square

 

Luke Cage’s Bar

After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

The credit reporting agency set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected by a cyberattack. But on Twitter, Equifax repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site.

Source: After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

Sharing Is Hard / We’re All Imposters!

It’s probably pretty safe to say that most of us participate actively on a variety of social media applications (probably more often than we should). Additionally, many of us went through high school and likely even some college – so we’ve all had to write our fair share of papers. Why is it so difficult to blog, even casually, then? I know I’m not alone on this.

Social media sharing is probably easier for most people because, for one thing, social media platforms are designed to make sharing simple. Whether that means limiting what you share to photos, restricting your character count, etc. There’s really no pressure around the content that you share on those platforms. You can post about literally anything you want – from daily complaints about XYZ to photos of every meal you’ve ever eaten since the dawn of the camera phone.

Posting on your blog/website, on the other hand, feels so much more “official”. Even if it really isn’t. It often can feel like you’re publishing a legitimate resource for all to read and scrutinize – so everything has to be perfect.

On top of that, there’s always the debilitating feeling that everything there is to say about any given topic has already been said – and at least 10x better than I can articulate it. This, of course, is a form of Imposter Syndrome and is absolutely false, in reality. The irony of that is – for me personally, at least – when I am learning something new, I actually prefer to pull information from multiple resources to get a variety of different takes on that topic. While each resource may cover a lot of the same general things, there’s always something new to take from each individual’s unique perspective.

The truth of the matter is that none of us really knows “it all” – even though it may feel that way at times. We’re all constantly learning and evolving – especially in the industry that I work in (tech). That’s what makes things so exciting! You don’t need to be an “expert” to share what you are learning – whether that be by speaking at a conference or simply posting on your own blog.

The bottom line is, no two people will experience something in quite the same way. What you learn and take away from an experience is unique only to you. So, even if something has already been written about many times over, only you can share your experience from your own, very unique, perspective.

Now, perhaps I should learn to take my own advice.

This post was originally published on the A8C Design Flow blog, under the title Blogging Is Hard / We’re All Imposters!