Since 2010


Saturday 28 April 2018

Marco Arment, in his blog post announcing Overcast version 4.2:

In Overcast 4.2, the login screen now prominently encourages anonymous accounts by default.


And the first time you launch 4.2, people with email-based accounts will be encouraged to migrate them to anonymous accounts

I’ve been using Overcast pretty much since day one, and I love listening to Marco talk about his work on ATP and Under the Radar, so while not a huge surprise I was still bowled over when I read this post. In an industry which does everything it can to squeeze every little bit of data out of users, whether legal, moral, justified, or otherwise, this guy is running in exactly the opposite direction.

UniFi wireless uplinking

Sunday 8 April 2018

Ubiquiti changed wireless uplinking in UniFi Controller version 5.7.20, and are obviously still catching up on documentation updates as the steps provided in this article are out-of-date, and this one doesn’t really cover the steps needed to setup a new wireless-connected AP.

Here’s what worked for me:

  1. Adopt all access points as per normal, while they’re wired.
  2. Enable wireless uplink in the controller site configuration.
  3. Enable wireless meshing on any APs which will be islands while they’re still wired to the network. (Device configuration → Config → Wireless uplinks → “Allow meshing to another access point”. That setting should not be enabled on any APs which will remain wired.)
  4. Then disconnect and relocate the wireless APs to their final locations.

Siri sass

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Oh fuck off. The one time Siri actually understands what I said, and performs the correct action, and I get this passive-agressing shit from her:


Monday 12 March 2018

Sticking this here because I can never remember the syntax for finding any file in my home directory with a name which contains either “foo” or “bar”:

find -E ~/ -iregex ".*(foo|bar).*"
  • -E: from the man page: “Interpret regular expressions followed by -regex and -iregex primaries as extended (modern) regular expressions rather than basic regular expressions (BRE’s)”.
  • ~/: search in home directory.
  • -iregex: case-insensitive regular expression.

(macOS 10.13.3)

Granny Mac's chocolate cake

Thursday 28 December 2017

  • 4oz soft margarine
  • 5oz caster sugar
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon drinking chocolate or cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 eggs

Mix all together with electric mixer at medium speed. Put in two 7" tins greased. Bake for 30 minutes at 180C.

For the filling, mix 6oz icing sugar, 1oz drinking chocolate or cocoa, 2oz margarine, and a little splash of hot water.