Posts that cover technology I use, create or advancements that inspire me.
29 February 2024
My youth was spent mastering Quake 3 Arena. A 20 year goal of mine finally complete, making a frag movie.
19 April 2023
Just recently my parents found an old advertisement for one of my first computers. This is a walk down memory lane of how much technology has progressed.
14 March 2023
In some situations I need to run docker inside LXC with GPU passthrough. This post outlines a simple fix to allow everything to work together.
24 December 2022
Outlines how to use healthchecks.io and systemd's OnSuccess and OnFailure hooks to ping the status of a service.
28 September 2022
Sharing cache between the host and LXC containers reduces bandwidth and download times when updating a large number of LXC containers.
7 April 2021
This post describes a simple way to record system audio via pulseaudio and ffmpeg. Additionally you can use ffmpeg to extract part of an audio file.
21 March 2021
This blog details my process for setting up an ArchLinux LXC base image for all of my local network services. This saves time and replaces my old failing Ansible scripts.
23 February 2021
Using NodeRED and tmux you can build your own custom API for any device that supports alternative communication mechanisms. No longer is it game over when a device doesn't support an API.
18 November 2020
All the makers/creators/hackers and alike, please ensure RSS functionality is enabled.
7 July 2020
A common theme emerges among people born in the 70s and 80s, who grew up when the world wide web (internet) was still young. They miss the "good old days", the pre-2010 internet when things weren't as commercialised....
1 May 2020
A few years ago I came across a brilliant presentation by John Cleese around getting yourself into a creative mindset.
19 February 2020 - Updated: 1 May 2020
Setting up GPU (nvidia) passthrough inside an Arch Linux container, running on Proxmox...
11 January 2020 - Updated: 21 September 2020
I witnessed the transition from VHS to DVD then Blu-Ray, learnt how to splice VHS tape and mastered the art of carrying twenty VHS tapes in one arm...
1 August 2019
With thousands of notes stuck in OneNote 2013/2016 format I whipped up a quick PowerShell script to bulk export everything including attachments to HTML...
26 June 2018
With the surge in Cryptocurrencies there has been speculation of market manipulations. I was interested to see if such manipulations (or attempts) could be tracked via Twitter...
11 January 2018
When importing JSON data structures into Logstash you can run into some troubles using the logstash-filter-prune plugin...
27 October 2017
Can insight into the stock market be gained by using Open Source Intelligence to track company stock levels? A failed experiment but interesting concept...
7 January 2017
Working in multiple time zones can be difficult. I required a utility that would allow me at a glance to see the current date and time of a zone. Multizone is a simple bash script to fulfil this requirement...
21 December 2016
I spent the better part of two hours debugging a non-responsive Logstash instance. Turns out it was just slow and /dev/random was the culprit...