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Showing posts from May, 2017

Vector Logo

Raster Logo (PNG)
Vectorized Logo (SVG)
   After almost 5 years, I have finally transitioned to using the mostly superior and infinitely scaleable file format of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic). The format is an open standard that has been developed since 1999 and at this point over 98% of Fitzsimmons Weekly traffic arrives from browsers that support the format. At this moment, the logo is hosted by, but hopefully in the future it will be onsite exclusively. What do you think? Let me know in the comments if there is an issue.

The Intoxicating and Precarious World of Cryptocurrencies

You've heard of Bitcoin, but you might not know what it is or exactly what it does or how it works. Bitcoin is a Cryptocurrency, a virtual currency that is protected by cryptography. Bitcoin isn't the only cryptocurrency, the list of cryptocurrencies ranges from Bitcoin to Potcoin. The currency I'd like to focus on in this article is Ethereum a relatively new cryptocurrency and one I have invested in. Cryptocurrency investing is an inordinately fun hobby to get in to, and a simple one at that. A good program to use to get started buying and selling is Coinbase (

       Coinbase allows you to see prices rise and fall, buy and sell, keep track of your inventory, and trade with other people who have Coinbase. It provides a good starting point for newbie investors, and it hooked me almost instantly. I decided to start small and only bought $10 of Etherum and see how it goes from there. The cryptocurrency market doesn't close like the NYSE so …

Best Budget Gaming PC Build - June 2017

Best Budget Gaming PC Build ($466.78) June 2017 Edition It has been about two years since I've last built a PC, but after a few hours of research and peer-edited lists this is the best bang-for-your-buck gaming PC build you can buy going into June 2017 (in the United States).

CPU:Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor

This processor was released in the first quarter of 2017 and packs a powerful punch, even with only dual cores. Later down the road this processor will be upgrade-able to any 7th generation Intel processor (Kaby Lake) on the market, making this a safe bet.

Motherboard:ASRock - B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

This motherboard supports any LGA1151 processor, DDR4 2400/2133 memory, has 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. There are 6 USB 3.0, 6 SATA3 ports, and 1 Ultra M.2 port. It is surprisingly fully-featured compared to other Micro ATX motherboards.

Memory:Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

It is affordable, DDR4 2400, and 8GB o…

Elementary OS: An Average Users Review

As someone who uses macOS and Windows very often and Ubuntu sparingly, I figured it was time for me to find out what I was missing out on. Questions about Windows 10 security and my love for open-source programs led me to install Elementary OS, a popular GNU/Linux distribution. It is completely open-source and relies on user donations to stay afloat. This version of Elementary OS is 0.4.1 Loki, released May 17, 2017. The developers behind this operating system are firmly against ads, tracking, and create many different pieces of open-source software. Please note that I will not be using the terminal or anything any Linux power-user would use, as I wanted to use this as a grandmother or child would, Email, web browsing, music, and other simple things.

iPhone 8, 7S and 7S Plus Form Leaked

Benjamin Geskin has shown off a leaked aluminum chassis for each of the devices expected to be announced in Apple's September iPhone event. Most importantly, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus appear to retain the design the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus currently utilize. The iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) appears to have a Touch ID sensor either in the power button or display, as there is no cut out on the rear indicating a sensor will be placed there. According the @VenyaGeskin1, the design is one hundred percent confirmed. While it may be disappointing to see the design of the iPhone 7 continue on, the iPhone 8/X has a vertical camera cutout rather than a horizontal one and uses dual cameras and most likely optical image stabilization borrowed or improved upon from the 7 Plus. Due to the suspected OLED display, the iPhone 8/X is estimated to cost around $1000 USD, so the 7s models will, in all likelihood, continue the current pricing scheme into the coming year and Q4 2017.
iPhone X (#iPhone8) with i…

New Emoji to be Released Alongside iOS 11 at WWDC

The Unicode 10.0 set of emoji have been rolled out in Android O's beta and with the announcement of WWDC 2017 in less than 14 days, these emojis are expected to be announced for iOS and Mac devices as well. Most notably with this list, gender-neutral emojis have been released as well. Some highlights of this year's set are the exploding head, man with beard, and censored mouth emojis. Hopefully in the Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update these new emojis will be included.
Emoji Version 5.0 List - Emojipedia๐Ÿคฉ Star-Struck๐Ÿคจ Face With Raised Eyebrow๐Ÿคฏ Exploding Head๐Ÿคช Crazy Face๐Ÿคฌ Face With Symbols Over Mouth๐Ÿคฎ Face Vomiting๐Ÿคซ Shushing Face๐Ÿคญ Face With Hand Over Mouth๐Ÿง Face With Monocle๐Ÿง’ Child๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Child: Light Skin Tone๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ Child: Medium-Light Skin Tone๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ Child: Medium Skin Tone๐Ÿง’๐Ÿพ Child: Medium-Dark Skin Tone๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฟ Child: Dark Skin Tone๐Ÿง‘ Adult๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป Adult: Light Skin Tone๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผ Adult: Medium-Light Skin Tone๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ Adult: Medium Skin Tone๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพ Adult: Medium-Dark Skin Tone