Tag: Software

Half a Bot and Half a Man

I admit that I have always been suspicious of CAPTCHAs of any kind. Apart from the repeated concerns voiced by various experts over the years, I have always felt that they cause more problems than they actually solve. Read more…

Tesler Delivers Promises or Interview with a Money Sucker

There is an old saying popular among day traders: Plan your trades and trade your plans. And this is exactly what I did. Upon “signing up for free”, I provided a disposable e–mail address and a pay–as–you–go telephone number. Read more…

Tesler Delivers Promises or How to Spot a Scam

These days, there certainly are a lot of scammers out there, and to the slightly gullible (or most desperate) individual all of their offers may look like welcome, legal opportunities to make a fortune. On the other hand, there certainly are a number of serious business opportunities available to your “average Joe” that may look to the notoriously sceptical (or just–not–so–desperate) individual like rip–offs. Read more…

Linux Is Good for You, Part 4: How to Find the Right Linux–based Operating System as an Absolute Beginner?

I cringe every time I hear or read the term “beginner distro” randomly used. Even more so, when I eventually read the lists of distros allegedly better suited for “newbies”. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to call anyone out, but the unreflected assumption that new users will feel easier “at home” the more polished the Graphical User Interface (GUI) or the better the innards of the operating system are hidden from the user is absurd. Read more…

Linux Is Good for You, Part 3: The Desktop Environment May Be more Important than the Operating System

One of the big advantages of using a Linux–based operating system (OS) is that one may choose from a wealth of desktop environments (DE). Selecting the one that is best for your needs may be more important even than your choice of OS. Read more…