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Category: Geekery

  • More Than You Probably Care To Hear About My Laptop

    Once upon a time, I bought a Macbook Pro. Where by “a time” I mean “6 years ago”. I named that computer Daenerys and, much like her namesake, eventually that laptop became somewhat unhinged. Where by “unhinged” I actually mean her hard drive was inexplicably full all the time, though I couldn’t quite figure out […]?

  • Halloween 2019

    I was having trouble deciding what to be for Halloween this year and then my office announced that they’d picked a theme for the annual costume contest: horror movies. I figured that would help me as it would narrow down my options. But as I thought about it, most of the iconic horror movie characters […]?

  • The Browser Tab Effect

    You know that thing where you get up to go to another room to get something, and then when you get there, you forgot why you went there? Psychologists call it the “doorway effect” (as in you forget stuff when you walk through a doorway). It’s totally a known thing that happens with human memory […]?

  • Stuff I Learned This year: Tableau edition

    One of the things on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days is “Learn a new software program” and this year, I did just that. The program in question is Tableau, which is a fantastic software for data visualization.  This was something that I did for work, as my team and I […]?

  • A Whole New iPhone Battery

    Remember when Apple was in the news for, without telling customers,  slowing down the operation of older iPhones when the battery was low on power (which older phones are all the time because their battery life sucks) or it was cold outside (which is a constant problem for someone like me who is often at […]?

  • Podcasts I’ve Been Listening to Lately

    In addition to reading, I listen to a fair number of podcasts. I typically just listen when I’m driving, so I don’t listen as much as I did when I was driving to work – I used to get a solid 40-60 minutes of podcast listening in per weekday (depending on traffic) when I was […]?

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Mobile Mesh Networks

    This is actually something I learned quite some time ago, but never got around to documenting here on ye old blog1 My good friend, and NTBTWK’s Official Statistician & Tattoo Consultant, Dr. Daniel J. Gillis, is doing some really cool work in northern Labrador with Mobile Mesh networks. But what is a Mobile Mesh network, […]?

  • Smart-ish Home

    A few weeks before Christmas, Scott came to my place with an Amazon Echo as an early Christmas present for us. Then I got a Google Home from my sister and brother-in-common-law for Christmas! And then Scott got me a starter kit of wifi-enabled light bulbs that can be controlled by the Echo and/or the Home. So (a) […]?

  • Nerd Stats 2017

    Another year goes by, another row gets added to my table of nerd stats. . Blog postings Tweets1 Visits to my blog Average number of blog visits per day Busiest day on my blog 2008 423 2,227 32,410 93 Sept 26, 2008 (460 views) 2009 357 1,815 45,153 126 July 25, 2009 (1,181 views) 2010 […]?

  • My favourite Tweets of 2017

    It’s been a year since the last time that I shared my favourite tweets with you – so here are my favourite tweets for 2017! I’ve put them into a few categories (so, for example, if you aren’t interested in politics, you can skip the political ones), and added a few comments to provide context […]?

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