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A Cloud Of Your Own

Hey peeps! Welcome to mid-September. It’s also our one-month anniversary at The Nerd Garden. How’ve you been liking it so far? Elvis appreciates all of the fan mail you’ve been sending him. For those of you who are new, Elvis-the little pug on our homepage-is kind of our mascot. We dig him. Okay, enough about

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Installing Linux Part 2

Grettings from The Nerd Garden.  My name is Aaron. Today I am going to continue our Linux saga from our previous post Installing Linux Part 1. The world of open source software is vast to suit the needs various people. So why not try another flavor of Linux? To start lets try another similar Linux

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Microsoft Word Formatting Tips For Writers

I’ve got a confession to make. It won’t come as a surprise. I hate Microsoft Word. See? You’re not exactly shocked, are you? Still, as a writer, I’m stuck with it, because agents, editors, and publishers use it all the time. Lately, I’ve been on the receiving end of a slew of manuscripts that include major formatting

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So you installed Linux… now what?

Last week I showed you how I typically set up partitions when installing a desktop Linux distribution. I chose Ubuntu Desktop 16.04. If you decided to try it for yourself, you probably found the install was super-awesome and rather painless. So you installed Linux… now what? Where’s The Software? If you have installed Ubuntu or a

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The Cloud Computing Decoder Ring

One of the questions I get most often is: What exactly is “The Cloud?” How do I use it? I blogged about some cloud storage options last year, you can read that post here. However, I thought it might be a good idea to cover what cloud storage actually is and why it’s so important.

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Installing Linux Part 1: How to partition your Linux installation

Welcome once again to The Nerd Garden my friends.  My name is Aaron and this week I am going to show you how I install a Linux disto.  So what’s the big deal? A lot of the most popular Linux distribution are dead easy to set up these days.  Ah ha! Yes they are. But some

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Ulysses: Nine Months and No Turning Back

  This past winter, I blogged about some of the challenges I experienced after upgrading my Mac to El Capitan. One of the biggest were problems that arose with my go-to writing app (at the time), Scrivener. Before I jump into that, let me bring you up to speed on my former Scrivener devotion and

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What is this Linux thing? And why do I care?

Do you ever get tired of Windows? Even a die-hard Mac user has moments when they want to walk away from their current operating system. Wouldn’t you like to be able to customize your OS the way you want? How about install apps easier? Maybe even increase the performance of your machine? I do. That’s

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