Cassidy’s Blog

A barebones place for my thoughts. Most of my writing is on the elementary blog.

The “Uncanny Valley” Curve Fri, Jun 5, 2020

How creepy robots relate to skeuomorphism and UX

The Uncanny Valley is the idea that there’s a curve related to a human-like object’s level of realism and how acceptable we perceive it…

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Flathub on elementary OS Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Note: this post contains some future-thinking from me, and doesn’t necessarily match up with any plans or thoughts of elementary as a whole. There’s…

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What is a Raspberry Pi? Sat, Apr 11, 2020

Answering a question I’ve been asked several times in the past week

Sometimes I forget how much of a bubble I’m in. Every day, I interact with Linux users and developers, fellow tech geeks, etc. online….

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De-Googling Fri, Feb 14, 2020

…if only just a bit to start

I don’t believe corporations can be inherently “good” or “evil.” However, I believe it is important to consider the motivations behind companies’ business models,…

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Re: Email Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Hey, I loathe the experience of email. I have an unending, bottomless ocean of email. Inbox Zero is a myth that would require archiving…

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Dell Precision 5530 Impressions & Review Wed, Jul 10, 2019

A beastly Linux laptop, with some caveats

I recently raised funds for a new beast of a development machine for my work on elementary OS. After receiving the laptop, installing elementary…

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