Tracking planes from your laptop (ADS-B) (Projects)

Tracking planes from your laptop (ADS-B)
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...

Bootstrap 4 - New Blog Theme (Projects)

Bootstrap 4 - New Blog Theme
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...

2019 Goals (Life)

2019 Goals
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...

Level 4 - What I've been playing (Gaming)

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

Migrating Pelican To Jekyll (How-To)

Migrating Pelican To Jekyll
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...

My new Jekyll powered blog (Projects)

My new Jekyll powered blog
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...

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

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

Swim Not Gym (Health)

Swim Not Gym
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...

Level 3 - What I've been playing (Gaming)

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