24 April 2020
So much has been written about the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months, and adding any more to it will certainly not be helpful. But while we all learn to cope with our new reality, it’s been important for me to refocus my attention from the external to the internal.
31 October 2019
I occasionally find myself having to determine the character encoding of a file, either for foreign-language content or other data files that don’t identify their encoding.
3 January 2019
I’ve been playing with Google Home quite a bit recently, with mixed success to say the least.
13 May 2018
This isn’t the first time I’ve moved my personal site; the first post I still have was after I lost some old blog posts, and I moved to WordPress in 2012 to avoid supporting a separate blog and page builder. However, it was still running on my VPS, and I’ve been trying to remove all production content from there for a while.
27 May 2015
A number of people have been solving Rubik’s cubes at work recently, and although there are numerous guides out there I can’t seem to find one that matches my approach for every step.
16 February 2014
My Oblivion DVD came with a digital download copy from UltraViolet. I headed over to the UltraViolet Web site to download it. My experience went something like this:
1 June 2013
Imagine that you own a store in the high street. Now, for people to find your store, they can’t just look it up, or walk down the street or anything. They have to rely on some guy (an “informer”) who stands outside their house and says, “The Widget Shop? Yes, it’s on the high street.” People will be able to get to your store, and they’ll remember what the informer told them, but only for a week or so. After that they’ll be like, “Where’s The Widget Shop again?” and have to ask the informer.
26 February 2013
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m pretty terrible at getting up in the morning. (Actually, it’s probably that I’m terrible at going to bed in the evening, but that’s semantics.)
12 September 2012
I started this list at D because this home desktop was the fourth computer I or my family owned, starting with the Amstrad, and it seemed like they deserved a gap to be left for them!
26 June 2012
I subscribe to a number of third-party calendars in my own Google Calendar, one of which being my Facebook events. However, there are a couple of issues to work around to get everything working perfectly.