Facebook: Backup & Delete

It’s a new year, it’s my birthday, it’s time to start on a fresh page, and for me that’s not going to be a Facebook page. After last year reading The Silent Number’s blog post about deleting your Facebook account on your birthday I decided that’s exactly what I would do.

His post gives you a lot of reasons to delete your account as well as detailed information on how to go about it. It also talks about how to do it in such a way as to make a big impact, hopefully convincing some of your friends to join you on the way out. The main things you need to know are:

  1. Go to your Facebook account settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook data at the bottom of the page
  2. When you’re done go to this page to permanently delete your account (not just deactivate) Continue reading

The End of a Great Blog

To my great dismay, K. Mandla has decided to discontinue K.Mandla’s blog of Linux experiences.

K.Mandla's blog of Linux experiencesI first came across it when it was mentioned in a post on another blog I was looking at, which challenged readers to try to use their computers without the Graphical User Interface for just a day! I accepted the challenge and after using Arch Linux for the first time and reading around on K. Mandla’s blog for a while I learned a lot about powerful and efficient ways of using the computer and giving use to low-end hardware. K. Mandla talked about things like  lessism vs minimalism and maximalism, a word that might better describe his idea of minimalism, and I agree.

His blog was a great resource for people who keep things light and get the most out of the technology they have. It has a huge list of software and a wiki too. He used to post very regularly, about once a day, but although the site is still online, he won’t be making any more additions. This was without a doubt my favourite blog, probably the only blog I actually read. I’m not sure I’ll ever write that much on here, I haven’t even written anything for the last 4 months or so, but I somehow hope I can carry on what K. Mandla started and share my useful ideas and information with you.

“Be kind to one another. We’re all we’ve got.” —K.Mandla

Hello World!

Yep, that’s a programming reference hehehe…
Well, as my first post on my first blog, this isn’t really about anything in particular, but rather just to serve as an introduction to those who might not yet know me. Although I’m sure most of the people who come here will know me in person, if you Google sinisterstuf, that same sinisterstuf who fills the first 238 of search results (last time I checked) is me!

This isn’t going to be the typical blog of my opinions on life, the universe & everything that everyone else seems to do, although I might occasionally do something like that, I think I’d much rather make this a place where I can share with the world all the skills and so on that I’ve acquired through the years! And if you though this is going to all be a computer related I’m sorry to disappoint you; although I do know quite a lot in that area, I’ll be sharing as much as I can about everything else too, things I’ve learnt about making music, entertaining people, languages, maybe even the occasional extreme sport, there’s so much I’ve done that I just feel I need to share it and this is going to be the place so if you’re interested then stay tuned or follow the Blog or whatever it is you do, and get ready to open your mind and learn new things!

I’m looking forward to sharing and if you have any comments or suggestions or anything you think I could cover here for you then go ahead and share back! Run out of things to say so I guess that’s it for now… check for my next post on how to make river graphs for IB geography easily!