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(Update) The Push to Eliminate Google from my Daily Life

It’s been 3 weeks since I started my attempt to fully remove google from my phone. The journey has had some ups and downs. I think I have a mostly stable solutions set in place now. The services I was trying to replace were Youtube, Youtube Music, and Google Maps Youtube – Winner (NewPipe) Initially I narrowed my selection of Youtube replacements down to two options. LibreTube and NewPipe. Just based on LibreTube UI I…

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The Push to Eliminate Google from my Daily Life

For a while now I’ve made an attempt to eliminate the use of Google from my daily life. Around 18 months ago I picked up a Pixel 3A and installed Ubuntu Touch on it. While it was fully functional technically speaking it was an abysmal experience overall. I may detail that experience later, but the Tl;dr is that I flashed CalyxOS on the phone and that was the biggest catalyst to this change. Since then…

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How to Afford a Home and Get Out of Debt

There’s no denying that times have changes. Interest rates are high and the price of homes are even high. Astronomically high if you want to live in a major city. I’ve been a home owner for a few years now and as luck would have it I bought my house right before Covid at a very low price with a low interest rate. Since then my house has nearly doubled in value. I thank the…

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An Antidote to Social Media

Social media is toxic. It shortens your attention spans and is linked with depression. We find ourselves impulsively doom-scrolling any brief moment of time we find ourselves insufficiently sedated with a constant stream of algorithm generated addictive content… or so I hear. While the truth is probably not as sensational as all of that, there’s no doubt that social media has become the opioid of the masses. Personally I find it dystopian to go into…

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