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.

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.