Up Late Wasting Your Time

The only reason this post exists is to waste spammers’ time leaving comments that will never be published. They literally go nowhere. If you leave a comment, you’ve wasted only your own time. And all it’s cost me is just the minute it takes to write this post. Единственная причина, по которой этот пост существует,…


Mac M1 Musings

I just watched the always entertaining Peter Paul Chato’s video on the performance of the M1 Mac compared to his Intel and AMD hackintoshes. I had a few thoughts on the performance he was seeing in Final Cut Pro, as well as the cost aspects compared to its Intel counterparts, which I communicated in a…


Dodgy Chips From eBay

Just a quick post about some dodgy ICs I received from eBay. I decided to follow along with Ben Eater’s 6502 computer build, so I ordered some W65C02S CPUs (a static CMOS version of the 6502), R65C22 Versatile Interface Adapter, and some HM62256B SRAM off eBay, but something seemed a bit off. Note the horizontal…


Daytime Diversions: Everyone’s got an opinion on the NBN

This SMH article isn’t specifically about the nbn™, it’s more about infrastructure, but I think it exemplifies the problem with the way people who aren’t in the telecommunications industry think about the nbn™ (or rather, the NBN). We start with the premise: Big pseudo-commercial projects such as the NBN and the inland rail line are especially…


Up late with firewall failure

Last week here in Sydney was what I tend to call moderately hot to hot. It reached 39°C on Wednesday and 37°C on Thursday. Consequently it was pretty warm in my apartment when I got home from work, and on both days my firewall failed. Being a network engineer, and a Cisco guy at that,…


Daytime Diversions: WordPress fail and project progress

I had been hoping to post to this blog more frequently this week, but not only have I been on call at work this week, which means I’m on the “early” shift, but I’ve also been flat out with half a dozen projects at work, so I’ve been too exhausted to stay up working on…


Up late with a new domain, blog, no email hosting and a tidy-ish desk

I spent most of my Saturday driving a semi-trailer across Europe while I caught up on several podcasts. And similarly, I ended the evening half-arsed tidying my desk whilst listening to a podcast. To most people, that may sound a lot like work, but to me it’s entertainment. Earlier in the day I was telling…