Thoughts on Learning the Thai Language after One Year

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Thoughts on Learning the Thai Language after One Year

Posted on 13 December 2014

“Everyday, Thais see me studying Thai, reading books in Thai, writing Thai, etc. And they always ask, ‘is it fun to learn Thai?’ And I tell them, ‘NO, it ain’t fun and it hasn’t been fun even a single day of learning this language.’ In fact, early on I’d rather have teeth pulled without anesthetic […] Continue Reading

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Free Thai Language Learning Resources and Materials

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Free Thai Language Learning Resources and Materials

Posted on 03 June 2014

Table of Contents My Personal Study Materials About the Thai Language Audio & Video Community and Forum Sites Dictionaries – Online Dictionaries – Apps Grammar and Comprehensive Learning Sites Language Exchanges Learning Thai from Songs Learning to Read and Write (Thai Alphabet) Reference Books Reading Materials Thai Language Related Blogs, Facebook Pages, etc. Thai Tones […] Continue Reading

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What Every Traveler and Digital Nomad Needs to Know about Passwords

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What Every Traveler and Digital Nomad Needs to Know about Passwords

Posted on 26 January 2014

Contents How Do Our Password Protections Fail? Windows and BIOS Passwords Website Passwords Password Saving Tools An Extra Physical Security Layer Choosing Passwords When Should You Change Your Passwords? Your Three Most Important Passwords Two-Factor Authentication Use a Different Email Address for Security-Important Sites OAuth and OpenID Recovering Forgotten Passwords Though this blog—and thus this […] Continue Reading

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Studying Thai in Chiang Mai: Advice from a Long-Term Chiang Mai Resident

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Studying Thai in Chiang Mai: Advice from a Long-Term Chiang Mai Resident

Posted on 15 December 2013

I recently came to Chiang Mai to focus on writing and other projects. As someone who is generally interested in languages and in getting to know locals that might not be able to speak English, I decided that studying the Thai language would be a worthwhile investment of time and money. While multiple people have […] Continue Reading

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Online (Cloud) Syncing

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Online (Cloud) Syncing

Posted on 24 October 2013

Cloud syncing services are all the rage—and for good reason. They are especially useful for keeping important files synced across multiple computers and for securely backing up and storing your files online. Many of them also offer the ability to share files and collaborate with others. You could call me an early adopter, as I […] Continue Reading

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System Image or Clone Backup

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System Image or Clone Backup

Posted on 18 October 2013

I already discussed programs meant to sync or backup specific folders and files. There are other programs, however, that will back up an entire computer, including the operating system, installed programs, and all your files. Basically, everything on the computer’s hard disk (or partition) is included. This type of backup is usually referred to as […] Continue Reading

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Online (Cloud) Backup

Computer Tips for Remote Work and Travel, Computing

Online (Cloud) Backup

Posted on 12 October 2013

These days, online or “cloud” services are everywhere. Most of the attention is given to the syncing services, but there are a number of backup-only solutions as well. There is nothing inherently better or worse about cloud backup compared to local backup options, though naturally, there are advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is that a […] Continue Reading

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