Gabriel's Blog

Watching a Cryptocurrency Grow

January 22, 2018
GRLC is the only coin you’ll ever need Last weekend, a new cryptocurrency launched: Garlicoin, a fork of Litecoin based around garlic bread. It may seem silly at first, but keep in mind that sometimes “silly” coins can have a huge impact, like the time Dogecoin sponsored a NASCAR racer. Regardless of what you may believe, it’s always worth keeping an eye on meme coins (not memecoin, which is an actual coin).

Moving Away From Google

November 23, 2017
I’m starting to move outside the comfort bubble If you’ve kept up with me on Twitter, you’ll know what a huge fan of Google I am – I have a Google Pixel XL (1st generation), a Google Wifi mesh network, a Google Home, and rely on Google services for a huge amount of work I do, including Google Drive/Docs, Gmail, Maps, Keep, and up until yesterday, Play Music. But I’m starting to get tired of Google’s products for a very simple and maybe even petty reason.

State of the Union

October 26, 2017
Where are the projects at? I have a lot of projects on my plate right now. While also a full-time student, I am also working on expanding my portfolio and knowledge for the real world, which means a lot of projects. My current project I’m focusing on is the podcast hosting app written in Go, named Pogo. It’s a straightforward CMS for managing podcast episodes, and automatically generates an RSS feed.

Samsung Could Take Over The Digital Assistant Market

August 6, 2017
Bixby on phones is just the beginning. The world was shaken when Samsung decided to roll out their own digital assistant on their flagship Galaxy S8 phones. As in, it was shaken by the collective groan that the tech community let loose upon learning that it would even have it’s own, dedicated button. But there’s something else I believe it lurking beneath the surface. Samsung is an enormous company, making everything from phones to vacuum cleaners to dishwashers.

LTX 2017

July 30, 2017
The first Linus Tech Tips tech conival Anticipation was high as we approached the Langley Convention Center by bus, as my girlfriend and I eagerly awaited meeting one of our role models Linus Sebastian, and the crew of personalities that helped script, film, edit and perfect the seven videos a week Linus Media Group create, not including their secondary channels. We were off to a good start – all of our transit was on time, we spotted one of their newer hires on the bus there, and everyone was very friendly (I made the mistake of thinking that the event started at 10AM, it actually began at 11).