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Detectatron

I recently installed security cameras around my house which are doing an awesome job of recording all the events that take place around my house and grounds (generally of the feline variety). Unfortunately the motion capture tends to be overly trigger happy … Continue reading

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Surveillance State “at home” Edition

A number of months ago I purchased a series of Ubiquiti UniFi video surveillance cameras. These are standard IP ethernet cameras and uses a free (as-in-beer) server agent that runs happily on GNU/Linux to manage the recording and motion detection, which … Continue reading

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AirPods

Being tethered to one’s device via a cable has long been an annoyance and with Apple finally releasing their AirPods product, I decided to take the risk of a first adopter of a Gen1 product and ordered a pair. I seemed … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro 2016

Having recently changed jobs (Fairfax/Stuff -> Sailthru/Carnival), the timing worked out so that I managed to get one of the first new USB-C 2016 Macbook Pros. A few people keep asking me about the dongle situation, so figured I’d just … Continue reading

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Quake 2016-11-14

We had a pretty large quake last night – everyone OK here, but a bit of a shock. The cats weren’t too happy either and after fleeing the house at high speed they spent most of the night hiding outside … Continue reading

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Nginx, reverse proxies and DNS resolution

Nginx is a pretty awesome high performance web server and reverse proxy. It’s often used in conjunction with other HTTP servers such as Java/Tomcat and Ruby/Unicorn, as it allows static content to be served directly from disk by Nginx and … Continue reading

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A taste of home!

Damn this stuff is sweet! Haven’t drunk it in years actually…

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NZ Easter Plans

For my friends/followers/stalkers in NZ, I’ll be coming home for Easter – here are the key dates: Thu 28 March: Sydney -> Christchurch Fri 29 March: Christchurch * Sat 30 March: Christchurch -> Wellington Sun 31 March: Wellington * Mon … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Sydney waterfront

This post is a collection of various pictures from around Sydney Harbour that I’ve been collecting as I’ve been here.In my opinion, the waterfront is the best feature of Sydney –  the city isn’t wildly exciting to me, it’s a … Continue reading

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Goodbye mighty steed

Sadly with my move to AU, I now have to make the painful decision to sell my 1997 Toyota Starlet, the mighty steed that has lead to many great travels with me. I have a listing up on Trademe with … Continue reading

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