Author: UpLateGeek

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…