This article is part of an ongoing series of posts, there’s an index here. The base operating system for this project will be Ubuntu 14.04, mainly because a lot of what we’ll need is conveniently packaged for it at appropriate versions. Not much of what is going on is going to be OS-specific though and … [Read more …]
This article is part of an ongoing series of posts, there’s an index here. So for nearly five years now, I’ve been running a public XMPP server to support a small community. Since it first appeared, XMPP (or Jabber) has had its ups and downs but has never really seemed to get any mainstream traction, … [Read more …]
The first post is going to be the dumbest, so can we just get it over with? Great. Thanks! Here is a pigeon that once looked at me through my office window. It’s almost certainly dead by now.
A lot of things used to be Grouse. Now very few things are Grouse, because we stopped looking for them. We’re getting back to work very soon.
This is a repost from an old blog, dated appropriately It’s amazing when a mundane evening turns into something incredibly cool. I got a call, just after 7pm, from a friend of mine who I’ve been doing some work with on and off over the years – Brett. He’s a bit of a sailing enthusiast, … [Read more …]
This is a repost from an old blog, dated appropriately The client wanted a huge amount of disk space, cheaply. An off-the-shelf board and a bunch of drives were duly purchased, and a Linux distribution installed. Then they called me. “OK,” I said. “Software RAID. No problem. We’ll configure Samba up, make a huge volume … [Read more …]
This is a repost from an old blog, dated appropriately I mentioned this story to a couple of people at the party last night, after finding it in the Something Awful forum archives. I’d completely forgotten I’d written it until I was just flipping through my old posts. Here it is.