Category: computing

This is a series zero Apple Watch, charging on my nightstand because I forgot to do so last night. It’ll last a couple of days, but I try to stay in the habit of charging it overnight. Has touch display…

So Steam, by default, when asked to take a screenshot will merrily scatter them hither and yon across your hard-drive with unwarranted abandon. Specifically, it’ll put them in the app’s home directory. This isn’t great, because what with cloud-saves and…

Life goes on. Family stuff’s been on my mind recently, and there’ll be a deep post about the last couple of months at some point. It’s been a while since I did deep personal here, and that’s probably good for…

So, I’m having a bad server day. It’s my fault, to a large extent. Earlier this year I discovered that my server had been sending daily emails complaining about a problem with one of the mirrored hard-drives, but these were…

A tradition doesn’t stop being a tradition just because it’s lost all relevance to the modern age. That’s what Christmas is all about! And one I’ve got is that every couple of years I update my Geek Code. The Geek…

The common refrain for people advancing the cause that says that encryption should have government back-doors is that only people with something to hide need to encrypt their work. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to…

I’m in the process of ripping some boxsets of DVDs to Plex, and I thought I should probably document the process. The most obvious thing I’m not using here is Handbrake, which works really well for some people, but I…

It’s new phone time again. I’m fairly statically keeping to the iPhone ecosystem for my main phone (I own android devices, but mostly for testing & backup). Having fallen out of “Smartphones” with a disappointing O2 XDA, my first experience…

During the cold war, a starting phrase that begins all the best topical blog posts, when the USA was on Not Speaking terms with the USSR, the only way to work out what the political situation in Russia could be…