Welcome to my mostly technical, sometimes not blog
“Greater than zero, less than Infinity” is a way of looking at life.
There is always something more than nothing, and always something less than infinite; anything is possible, while improbable, yes, but always possible.
I have been in computing for 26+ years officially and grew up and started tinkering with systems in the early ’80s with a C64; to say that a great deal has changed is an understatement; I would harbour a guess that some of the readers of this are too young to remember a C64.
The digital world has grown in complex ways and has become an entity — it ebbs and flows, connects us in dynamic ways and has its share of pitfalls and treasures. I have always liked the following quote from Tron, and while it may seem cliché, I have often thought about the digital world similarly.
The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships? motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then, one day…
- Kevin Flynn (Tron 2010)
Enjoy the articles; some of them are technical, others opinion pieces and some project documents.
I remember spending way too much $$ (in quarters) attempting to play various classic such as Gauntlet, Space Invaders, 1942 etc. in the arcades as a teen. This was all driven by the original gaming experience I had on my Atari 2600 in the early 80s. It was time to build a retro style arcade cabinet.
I love to cook, as you can see from my Instagram profile as well as the new Cuisine section on this website. Over the years I have had various different store bought cutting boards, and most of them have worked very well. However this year my boards are getting to a point where they need to be replaced and thus it was time to design a custom board.
I still have a number of places where I use geolocation with iptables on 20.04LTS.
One of the challenges of 20.04LTS is keeping xtables up to date.
I do this by custom compiling the xtables from source as required (such as after a kernel upgrade). Here is a quick snippet on how I do this (sorry this is not a full article at this time).
Geotagr is a great application for iOS that allows you to utilize the built in GPS functionality of your iPhone; enabling logging, tracking and tagging of GPS data for your photos. What I particularly like about this tool and why I have personally added it to my toolbox is the ability to export GPX style datasets which can be then utilized by a myriad of other applications. One such option is to utilize this data with Lightroom to GPS tag photos taken with non GPS enabled cameras such as my EOS‑1’s.
I have always been an audiophile, not because of the love for technology or the chase of purity of sound; rather I love music to the point where it really needs to sound natural, full and transparent to the point that you are enjoying the audio work and not worrying about “how good” the gear sounds.