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  1. KAWAiiCon 2019 Day 2 - Notes

    Here are my notes from the second day of KAWAiiCon. This was a much more mixed day with a number of sparkle talks on various topics.

    8 bit control of high voltage for musical purposes

    Josh Bailey

    Just cool Tesla coil music. It's really not possible to do this justice …

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  2. KAWAiiCon 2019 Day 1 - Notes

    KiwiCon is the annual hacker conference in Wellington NZ. This year it became KAWAiiCon to reflect Sput taking over the lead from Metlstorm. Below are the notes I took for the sessions on Day 1.

    These are very much notes to self, but might give others a reminder or a …

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  3. Overthinking React Redux

    When I'm learning a new technology I inevitably overthink it at some point. Good libraries work the way you naively expect, even if there's some magic under the hood to make that true. There comes a point where I understand enough about a library to start questioning my naive expectations …

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  4. 2017 Donations

    Published: Sat 30 December 2017

    In Misc.

    tags: life

    Each year around Christmas I make a set of donations to causes and organisations that I want to support. I do this all at once, because I find I'm a lot more deliberate about what causes I support and the amount I want to donate than I am donating on …

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  5. Is Linux Ready for the Desktop?

    Published: Mon 06 June 2011

    In Rants.

    tags: linux

    I wanted to be a Linux user since I first heard about it, and over the years I've made several attempts failed attempts to switch with various distros, Redhat and Mandrake mainly. All of these started the same way, I'd create a dual boot, I'd set Linux as the default …

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