The Google Pixelbook Go is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

For years, I’ve been using my smartphones as my PCs to run my day-to-day life both personally and professionally. Since 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Google Nexus 6P, and then the Google Pixel XL, let me do everything my day required including writing code for work projects. However since the Pixel XL is no longer supported, I decided to take a deeper look at the Pixelbook Go before I upgraded

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A Beginner’s Guide to Compiling Perl Scripts

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife

I love Perl. It’s my first real language as a developer, and I’ve done very well with it over the past 19 years writing code much of those days. However, not all code can be open source and freely available. That’s why compiling perl scripts into binary files is a great way to share software without sharing the source code. Why Compile Perl Scripts? Perl is an interpreted and dynamic programming

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My Google Pixel XL is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

The Google Pixel XL is the third smartphone to be my primary PC quite by happenstance. After updating to the August Security Patch, my Google Nexus 6P fell victim to the boot loop issue. This is when the Google Nexus 6P boots, but never gets past the Google Logo. The Android boot animation doesn’t shows up, and then the smartphone reboots. So, my Google Nexus 6P was rendered useless. There are unofficial

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Termux, the best linux terminal for Android

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

I’m a huge proponent of digital minimalism. It’s one of my long term goals to have all my tech gear within a single device. Fortunately, I accomplished this feat reasonably well using a Samsung Galaxy S4, then the Google Nexus 6P, and now the Google Pixel XL. However, once I found Termux it took my Smartphone Computing to a whole new level. It’s certainly been a lot of trial and error to achieve autonomy with a

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My Google Nexus 6P is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

After three years of successfully using my Samsung Galaxy S4 as my PC, it was time to upgrade. To save everyone the suspense, I chose the Google Nexus 6P. Why Upgrade? I did not take this decision lightly since my Samsung Galaxy S4 already did an excellent job at my daily computing needs. Alas, as good as it was, there were a few issues that pushed me toward upgrading. The Galaxy S4 is over 3 years old

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My Samsung Galaxy S4 is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

My Samsung Galaxy S4 is my PC, but this transition didn’t happen overnight. My journey began back in 2001. I remember sitting in my office dreaming of the day where my Motorola StarTAC mobile phone, Compaq Aero, office phone, and IBM ThinkPad were one handheld device. When I got my first smartphone in 2010, the Apple iPhone 3GS, I was hopeful that I could achieve my dream. I enthusiastically began to search the web on how to make the iPhone my PC. Sadly, the

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