Entries by AnneMarie

Travel Hacks: What to pack for Iceland

All Season Packing List for Iceland No matter what time of year you travel to Iceland, be prepared for cold. We were there in mid-September and had nice days where just a jacket kept us warm and cold days where we needed more layers. That’s the key – bring layers. Also, pack what you need […]

Apps You’ll Want to Install on Linux/Ubuntu/Xubuntu

tl;dr: Type sudo apt-get install followed by the name of one of these apps to install it: gedit, rar, libreoffice-common, vlc browser-plugin-vlc, mplayer, audacity, inkscape, youtube-dl, gparted, id3v2, lame, regexxer, gnome-do, udisks, terminator, arora For example, to install Inkscape type: $ sudo apt-get install inkscape Before you go crazy installing apps In case you missed my last blog post, the first thing you need to do is […]

What to do after installing Xubuntu / Ubuntu / Linux

You just installed Xubuntu / Ubuntu / Linux on your machine. Now what? The most important thing is to update your system via the apt-get update command in your shell. The reason is that you need to keep your system up to date with the latest packages.  I’m going to explain how to do this using Xubuntu […]

Craigslist Hack: Selling a car on Craigslist

There are a couple things I didn’t read anywhere on the internets about selling a car on Craigslist.  Here they are… If you are a member of AAA, they can handle the transaction at a local office, free of charge.  They offer the same services as a DMV without the lines! The pink slip is […]

Apple’s products are not as simple as you think

You click and the app you want launches. You swipe and get groceries. You press and take a selfie. You don’t even need to be of age do to all of this. Ah, the beauty of Apple products.  They are so undeniably user-friendly. But are they really as simple as everyone thinks? In 1976, Steve Jobs and […]

Building Evaluations: Ovarian cancer (case study)

My business partner and I evaluated a home of a couple who lives in Silicon Valley.  The woman was going in for surgery because she was suffering from ovarian cancer.  The discovery of our home survey was striking.  She was sleeping on two types of earth line crossings, both at the area of her ovaries.  (See drawing below.) […]

Make it ug-ly!

Twice today I was told “Make it Ugly!” First by Andrew Warner.  Then by programmer at a Girls Who Code meetup. Two different people.  Two different projects. And “What?!” was my reaction both times. Then came a sigh of relief. You mean, I don’t have to be perfect?! If you weren’t embarrassed by the first […]