About Scott Nesbitt

Scott is a writer of various things -- documentation, articles, essays, and reviews -- based in Toronto, Canada. He loves to play with tech, and to write about it too. Scott hasn't snagged that elusive book contract. Yet.

Articles by Scott Nesbitt

Backup Your Online Data With Google Takeout

Backup Your Online Data With Google Takeout

What’s one of the most frustrating things about using any online service? Getting your data out of a service. With some, that can be fairly easy. With many others, it can be difficult, if not impossible. But you should be able to get your information – no matter what the information is – out of […]

DuckDuckGo: A Search Engine With A Twist

DuckDuckGo: A Search Engine With A Twist

Search engines come. Search engines go. Remember Cuil? And when was the last time you used Lycos? While Google, Bing, and Yahoo! are arguably the leaders in search, there are literally dozens of search engines out there. Many of those engines track your search history and, based on that history, put you in what’s been […]

Manage Your Finances (Simply) in Linux with wxBanker

Manage Your Finances (Simply) in Linux with wxBanker

Money. It’s something that most of us don’t have enough of. And what we have, we want to hold on to and keep track of. For many people, an old fashioned spreadsheet is perfect for their needs. The rest of us need a little something more. Not with the features, of say, ,KyMyMoney or GNUCash […]

Posting to Tumblr From The Linux Desktop With Grumblr

Posting to Tumblr From The Linux Desktop With Grumblr

In mid-June 2011, something interesting happened. The number of blogs hosted by a scrappy upstart blogging platform called Tumblr surpassed those of the venerable (and immensely popular) WordPress.com. That was an impressive feat, considering Tumblr was launched over four years after WordPress.com. The content on Tumblr consists of tumblelogs, which are somewhere between full-blown blogs […]

How To Share Files with Your Android Device, Without Wires

How To Share Files with Your Android Device, Without Wires

Using a USB cable to move files between your Android device and your computer is … well, it’s so early 2000s, isn’t it? With wifi, if not ubiquitous, then widespread, there’s no reason why you should need to plug your device into your computer to do anything. As long as you have some wifi available […]

How to Easily Write and Publish eBooks With Sigil

How to Easily Write and Publish eBooks With Sigil

With the growing popularity of ebook readers like the Kindle and iPad, more and more people are reading on a screen rather than from printed books. And more and more authors are getting into the act. Why not you? Maybe you’re a budding author who wants to self publish. Or maybe you’re a software developer […]

Ripping DVDs in Linux with OGMRip

Ripping DVDs in Linux with OGMRip

Do you have DVDs that you want to back up or take portable? Of course you do. Well, ripping those DVDs doesn’t have to be a major chore. In fact, ripping DVDs can be quite easy. If you’re a Linux user, you have a number of excellent options. And you can turn to the command […]

Using JShot for All of Your Screen Capture Needs

Using JShot for All of Your Screen Capture Needs

No matter who you are – software developer, technical writer, blogger, or just someone wanting to show off their cool desktop — you need to take the occasional screen capture. There are a large number of commercial, free, and Open Source screen capture tools out there. They range from bare bones apps to ones that […]

Installing Software in Ubuntu with Eve Installer

Installing Software in Ubuntu with Eve Installer

If you use Ubuntu, or one of the many Linux distributions derived from Ubuntu, you’re probably familiar with at least a couple of ways to install software. You might use apt-get from the command line. Or, you might use Synaptic Package Manager. More and more people are using Ubuntu Software Center and some use a […]

Taking Your To Do List Mobile with Todo.txt Touch

Taking Your To Do List Mobile with Todo.txt Touch

If you want to keep your task list portable and future proof, no software does that better than todo.txt. It’s a command line script that saves your tasks to a simple text file — one that you can move between different computers and operating systems with ease. Todo.txt has been covered on Make Tech Easier […]