Tracking planes from your l...

Tracking planes from your laptop (ADS-B)

Posted on 2019-03-16

Projects

My local hackspace recently acquired SDR dongle for us to use, and since I’ve been wanting to have a play around with Software Defined Radios I spent an evening learning how to use it. Here is my quick rundown of how to track ADS-B plane...

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Bootstrap 4 - New Blog Theme

Bootstrap 4 - New Blog Theme

Posted on 2019-01-13

Projects

I decided last week that I really wanted a card based theme for my blog. After all, cards are cool. After spending a few hours messing around with existing themes, and trying to customise them to my vision for what I wanted… someone at my...

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2019 Goals

2019 Goals

Posted on 2018-12-29

Life

Here are my goals for 2019. Most of these involve self improvement of some sort, and crucially don’t involve simply cutting things out, or a fixed number of things to do a week or whatever.. Each year I’ve said ‘exercise 3 times a week’, ‘no...

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Level 4 - What I've been pl...

Level 4 - What I've been playing

Posted on 2018-12-27

Gaming

It’s been a busy end of year, but I’ve made time for games. Diablo 3 Pinball FX3 Farming Simulator Nintendo Switch Edition Pokemon Lets Go: Pikachu I bought a Diablo 3 because a colleague at work bought a Switch and got it as well. We...

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Migrating Pelican To Jekyll

Migrating Pelican To Jekyll

Posted on 2018-10-06

How-To

Pelican and Jekyll both use markdown formatting for their posts, but their post metadata (front matter in Jekyll parlance) formatting is slightly different. I have over 150 posts to migrate, so started looking for a few ways to make this process easier. Jekyll metadata needs...

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My new Jekyll powered blog

My new Jekyll powered blog

Posted on 2018-09-22

Projects

I knew I had to move away from Wordpress.com at some point, but it was too convenent to bother making the switch. The annual renewal was coming around quickly and $100 was not going to fly this year so I started to look at Static...

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An update to how I use Exis...

An update to how I use Exist.io (Android Edition)

Posted on 2018-09-12

Lifelogging

Twelve months ago I wrote a blog post that explained how I used Exist.io with all the various services and hardware that I owned. That was iPhone centric, but I now use a Galaxy Note 8 so there has been some fairly major changes to my workflow. Read on…!...

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Swim Not Gym

Swim Not Gym

Posted on 2018-09-03

Health

I tried the gym. I hate the gym. I keep trying, but it’s always awful! This time, I joined the local leisure centre. This is better. The pool brings back nostalgia from my childhood. I used to be a pretty decent swimmer when I was...

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Level 3 - What I've been pl...

Level 3 - What I've been playing

Posted on 2018-06-09

Gaming

Since February I played mostly games on my Switch… Oxenfree. It’s a short 5 hour point and click adventure, highly recommend it. The story was amazing, don’t go looking for spoilers! If you haven’t played it, go and play it now. Just finished Oxenfree on...

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