Posted: Wed 24 Jun, 2020, 15:24
The coronavirus lockdown has made everyone pause. Even though I have worked throughout and had to juggle home schooling for my boys, it has also given me a chance to slow down and reflect. I am always focused on the next project and very guilty of never fully taking stock of where I am. In an attempt to combat this unhealthy habit, I really wanted to dig through my old photos, remember the good times and re-share some of them. There are so many good memories going all the way back to my teenage years. It is a shame to be boxed into only sharing memories that have a recent digital heritage, when there are so many analogue memories in photos and slides.
Posted: Wed 18 Dec, 2019, 16:01
Allowing readers to add comments to my blogs led me to figure out how to use Fuseki as a backing-store for the comments. Making my site interactive rather than just read-only is exciting step forward.
Posted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019, 19:32
Running a healthy Gentoo machine requires a little bit of attention every month or so. But happens if you do nothing for a year and then try to upgrade?
Posted: Mon 08 Jan, 2018, 12:07
SSL Cheatsheet for Java
Posted: Fri 24 Mar, 2017, 10:03
VIM Fireplace - a vim plugin for Clojure development. Getting it working on Git Bash was not easy, but worth it.
Posted: Thu 02 Mar, 2017, 08:53
Escape the fogginess and uncertainty of a cloud solution and host your own site at home. A recent convergence of technologies has made this obvious solution both simple and desirable.
Posted: Wed 01 Mar, 2017, 17:26
A guide to using certbot to create a trusted, valid and free certificate for your website.
Posted: Tue 07 Feb, 2017, 15:49
Notes from working with the Gradle C++ plugin
Posted: Fri 13 Jan, 2017, 11:08
Handy tips and commands for life on Windows (when you are used to UNIX).
Posted: Thu 12 Jan, 2017, 15:02
All those once-a-month git commands that I can never remember.
Posted: Wed 05 Oct, 2016, 17:15
The exec resource from Puppet, the automation framework, is a mysterious beast. My notes on how to make it work for complex multi-exec configurations.
Posted: Wed 06 Jul, 2016, 17:32
Sharing my Linux GPS/HRM tracking setup, as it took a bit of effort - as all things do on Linux.
Posted: Sun 12 Jun, 2016, 17:32
Triki supported feeds from RSS and Atom, now it support feeds from Twitter as well.
Posted: Sat 21 May, 2016, 12:32
triki now supports Activity Streams 2.0 for blogs. Learning about AS2 has opened up the very cool IndieWeb project to me, so there are plenty more options to improve triki's connectedness.
Posted: Sat 21 May, 2016, 11:32
My eldest son has just started coding, something I confess I have mixed feelings about.
Posted: Sun 15 May, 2016, 13:20
An online journey from closed, restricted and commercial social networks monopolies to a new breed of independent personal websites linked by open social networks.
Posted: Fri 06 May, 2016, 18:07
Not many teams use Behaviour Driven Development (BDD). This blog shows how even as developers we can leverage BDD tools to build robust solutions, more quickly and with greater transparency.
Posted: Sun 01 May, 2016, 22:07
Which is a cheaper way to propel an automotive vehicle - domestic electricity or petrol/diesel? Now you can find out.
Posted: Wed 13 Apr, 2016, 10:07
Introducing triki, an open source semantic web server. Imagine taking your own social media graph from Facebook, your reviews from TripAdvisor, your blogs from blogspot and your photos for Flikr and running your own site where you can still share with friends but also control your own content. Welcome to the triki.
Posted: Sun 03 Apr, 2016, 10:07
This blog suggests an alternative way of sharing and retrieving content on the web today. It is a response to questions posed in the first blog.
Posted: Sat 26 Mar, 2016, 17:15
My thoughts on how Web culture has evolved since the 90's and some of the problems we are now facing with social media monopolies. We are giving away our content and control for priviledge of efficient sharing.
Posted: Fri 25 Mar, 2016, 19:15
I find CSS fiendishly difficult whenever I come back to it I end up having to re-learn stuff. This is my cheat sheet.
Posted: Wed 16 Mar, 2016, 17:40
A very, very brief introduction Apache Camel.
Posted: Sat 12 Mar, 2016, 19:29
My thoughts on Cucumber Groovy and Spock BDD tools. Since writing this however I actually prefer Cucumber still but am leaving the blog for now. It is what I thought at the time.
Posted: Wed 09 Mar, 2016, 20:04
When we release open source software out into the wild it is often difficult to tell if is being used. Much to my surprise, dio is still being used after 15 years.
Posted: Wed 20 May, 2015, 12:47
My plans to build a silent but powerful machine for playing Steam.
Posted: Mon 18 May, 2015, 10:59
A reminder on how use the git patch command.
Posted: Thu 27 Feb, 2014, 19:00
10 reasons why Guice is better than Spring