Going Static with Nanoc

Taking the Starry Hope website from the dynamic world of Wordpress to the static world of nanoc. Learn why going static might be a good idea for your website. Continue reading ...

How to Print from a Chromebook

If you already have a working printer that is connected to a Linux, Mac or Windows computer, connecting that printer to your Chromebook with Cloud Print is pretty easy. Continue reading ...

Mountain Goat: Ubuntu on Apple Hardware

Apple hardware is currently the hotest thing on the market. Is Ubuntu running on Apple hardware the way of the future? Continue reading ...

5 Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu

The Cloud has promised us infinite, cheap storage where we can save our ever-growing data. Online cloud backups can be a great part of your overall backup plan, but it's important that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for users. Continue reading ...

10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu

Here are 10 alternative browsers that you may find useful or interesting. This is not a comprehensive list of Linux web browsers, just 10 that we liked. If you're using Firefox or Chromium on Ubuntu, you can install these browsers from this page by clicking on the Install Now button after each browser summary. Continue reading ...

Project Sputnik: Ultrabooks for Humans?

Dell has announced Project Sputnik, an Ultrabook aimed at developers. Should they be focused on consumers instead? Continue reading ...

Welcome to Starry Hope!

My name is Jim Mendenhall and Starry Hope is where I occasionally blog about geeky technology stuff. Starry Hope has taken many forms since the late 90s when it was my web design and hosting company. I relaunched the site in 2004 as a personal blog and some of those posts are still around for historical purposes. These days, I try to post helpful information for other geeks as I solve problems in the process of my work and play with computers. If you find something useful here, be sure to subscribe to my RSS Feed or follow me on Google+, Twitter or Facebook.

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Compress Website Images with Trimage

If you do a lot of publishing on the web, you probably know that you should be optimizing your images for speed. Trimage can help you optimize your images quickly and painlessly. Continue reading ...

Chromebook Keyboard and Language Settings

Need to change the display language of your Chromebook or add a keyboard layout for typing in another language? Watch this screencast to learn how. Continue reading ...

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