2018 Year Review

This year was a bit slow, but we published four detailed articles and started a new series of posts on game design. We also redesigned the website and started a news letter. Posts at a Glance We began making a…

Now on Patreon | Fund Random Thoughts

I have opened up a Patreon account to help offset the costs of running this website. You can donate money to help keep Random Thoughts going. Everything will still be free. There will never be a charge to access our…

Plant for 2017: A Year in Review

2016 has been an interesting year. Random Thoughts has produced a series of articles Introducing Computers, another Simpsons joke came true, and many other things came to pass. Technology We plan to continue our computer series with some more specialized…

Customizing Firefox

The reason we chose Firefox as our web browser in the Introduction to Computers series is due to its great customization features. By using Extensions and Personas we can make Firefox our own. Make sure that you have the program…

Website Changes: Styling and SSL

As you can see, we have made some visual changes to the website. Personally, I like dark colors. Unfortunately many do not like to or have problems reading light text on dark backgrounds, so this is a compromise.  Over time…

The Value of Keyboard Shortcuts

Many value a computer mouse over a keyboard nowadays. There is less to remember and the use of menus give us easy access to everything we need. We even have touch screens now that can save us seconds of time…

Firefox Extensions I Use Regularly

I use Firefox as my default browser on all of my computers. Google Chrome is more popular nowadays, but Firefox has a solid extension library and I never had any problems with it. The extension library is one of the…