Joshua Lowcock sometimes blogs on non-work-related topics, most of which are posted below. For the more technically-skewed posts, you can find a list of those here. Separate from the blog, there is also a list of handy websites, lifehacks, and other useful tips here.
Joshua also publishes a weekly email, called Last Week in Digital Media. The newsletter summarizes the latest news in digital media, marketing, and technology of the week. The email newsletter has been published for over several years and is available as both a (limited) free or paid subscription.
Recent Blog Posts
A traditional Sunday Roast Pork was an Australian tradition when I was growing up. Thanks to the wonders of pressure cooking, with an InstaPot, Food, or any other Pressure Cooker (personally, I use the CrockPot Express Oval), it's easy to cook about a 3lb Pork Roast in an hour. Ingredients Pork Roast, at least 3lb Salt (I recommend using this Bourbon Salt) Ground Pepper ~2 teaspoons Olive Oil 1 Cup of Apple Juice For sides, you can either cook mashed potatoes or roast vegetables separately in your oven. I like to serve the pork with roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes ...Read More
First, the bad news. I'll get straight to the point. Dell, currently (as of April/May 2021), does not sell replacement Dell Active Pen PN771M. Sorry. It's disappointing and frustrating, as my Dell Active Pen 771M had a manufacturing issue or design and the button just popped out. See the photos below. There doesn't seem to be any way to repair the pen. This 771M Pen is designed for the Dell Inspiron 13" 7000 2 in 1. This laptop has a little slot for the pen, so if the pen is lost or broken, you're going to be reminded of it ...Read More
Important I am not affiliated with Google and Chrome. I am not paid by any of the companies or products referenced. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad free. Thank you! If you use a Chrome-based browser, whether it's Google Chrome, Edge Chromium, Brave, or others you may experience an annoying pop up Google Sign In Pop Up window asking if you want to login with your Google account. This is called Google Sign In One Tap and looks something ...Read More
Important I am not affiliated with Google, Chrome, FLoC, Github, WordPress, the HTTP Header plugin and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by any of the companies or products referenced. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad (and FLoC) free. Thank you! FLoC of Federated Learning of Cohorts is the way Google, specifically Chrome, intends to replace 3rd party cookies. I'm making the wild assumption that if you're reading this, you know enough already and want ...Read More
Updated in 2021 to reflect the current status of products. The TLDR is that Timex makes the best band if you just want to be able to use a traditional watch for payments. See this review of Timex Pay. I love traditional watches. I'm not a collector and don't have a luxury watch collection, but I can happily browse the window of a watch store or a counter display for hours without a complaint. It doesn't even need to be a luxury watch. It doesn't matter if it's automatic or battery-powered. If it's a traditional watch, I am happy. That ...Read More
Important I am not affiliated with Logitech or Sofabaton and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by either and bought the SofaBaton outright myself. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! Logitech Discontinues the Logitech Harmony On April 9th, 2021 Logitech announced they were discontinuing the Logitech Harmony Remote Controls. The official announcement is here, with Logitech promising to continue to support the software but, given the way these things play out, I'm not holding ...Read More
Disclaimer. I am not affiliated with the Internet Archive, Brave and this is my personal experience. I do not provide any support or assistant for removing your site or page. I also cannot remove your site. This page does not have any ads, so I’m not making money by sharing this with you. If you found this helpful and want to say thanks why not buy me a coffee or buy my book on Amazon. Thanks! Background If you're in a hurry, scroll down to the 5 Easy Steps to Remove your Website from Archive.org I was surprised when the Brave ...Read More
You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada The Last Star Fighter holds a special place in my memories. It's one of the first sci-fi movies I can really remember. That's not a slight on Star Wars, just that The Last Star Fighter story resonated. I mean, who doesn't want to find out that the video game they're playing is a secret training tool from friendly aliens looking for pilots to save the galaxy ...Read More