Welcome to Wielding Logic!

This is where I will eventually keep some stuff I would like to share.

 MuteEmAll! release info
January 2nd, 2020 

I am still working on MuteEmAll! I have not provided a release install yet since I am still cleaning up the code and using it on a daily basis to make sure it works as expected.

I am also still working on my web page to prepare for the release of MuteEmAll! as well as other stuff. I can't release the application with an appropriate site!

BTW. This site is hosted on Google AppEngine Standard using Golang for the backend and custom Webpacked Typescript on the front sprinkled with some Materialize for some style.

November 3rd, 2019 

I am working on a Windows 10 application called MuteEmAll! It is a simple Push-to-Talk application that converts your CAPS Lock or any other keys to a button that will unmute or mute all of your microphones as long as the key is being held down.

The application consumes almost no resources and has a notification icon that reflects the state of the microphones in real-time.

I have done a lot of searching for a good Push-to-Talk application for Windows without any luck. I am a remote employee so I am on my headphones for conversations and meetings a lot so easy muting/un-muting of my headphones is a must. There were several candidates but they either did not work very well or were over complicated. There are several for OSX that work very well but since my MacBook Pro died I switched to a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 2 for development. I did not wan't to spend the amount of money that Apple was asking for the new models and I can't stand the thought of that darn TouchBar.

 Goodbye Apple
August 1st, 2019 

My MacBook Pro's (late 2013) battery started to swell and is now causing the internal fans to rub against something inside the chassis. At first I wanted to replace it with another MacBook but after going to the Apple Store and checking it out I just can't do it. All of that money and no tactile function keys. That is a deal breaker. I don't need to look at my keyboard to type and if I had to look down at that ridiculous thing constantly to make sure I hit the correct F-Key I would just get angry.

Instead I purchased my first non-Apple laptop. Most of the time I use my corporate Windows HP Z-Book or my Windows 10 desktop at home. I ended up purchasing a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 2. I love it. I have no real preference between OSX and Windows. I use both regularly for development as well as Linux. I have not had any problems adapting to the different environments on the fly. If you can't, stop whining learn to (except for the MacBook touchbar! Screw that thing!). Nothing in technology lasts forever so you have to be ready for change.

I was worried about bloat-ware being installed on the Lenovo but was happily surprised that it did not contain any. The screen is very nice although I prefer the aspect ratio of the MacBook. With 32GB ram and a 1TB M2 drive it is as powerful as a new MacBook for half the price and I can play a few games on it at reasonable frame rates with good quality settings.