Chocolatey Package Manager for Windows

Chocolatey helps solve one of the biggest issues working on a Windows machine: Software Management. It’s easy to maintain and update software on most other operating systems. On Mac you have Homebrew, on your phone you have app stores, and…

Firefox Quantum and Web Extensions

With the introduction of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla removed support for legacy XUL extensions in favor of Web Extensions. This naturally made a lot of people angry. XUL extensions had full control over the browser and could change everything from how…

How to use Launchy | A Guide

The less time you use the mouse the faster you can navigate a computer. That said, sometimes keyboard shortcuts are not enough. When you need to launch programs or search for a file quickly for example. Enter in Launchy, the…

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…

Plan for 2016: Introduction to Computers

This year Random Thoughts will start an Introduction to Computers series of posts to give readers a better understanding of how to use computers and their important in society. School and work have prevented me from keeping this blog up…