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Recent Posts


Switching Website to Github

I’ve been self hosting this site on my own personal web server for quite a few years now. It’s not convenient, but it is cheap, which is always a good motivation for me. Today I’d like to talk about moving this site from self hosting to Github Pages.

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FPGA

First Steps with FPGA

The title of this post suggests that this is the first step into programming an FPGA, but that’s not quite true. We need to take a few steps back into the past to see the real truth. Jump back 31 years and you will find a very young version of me taking his first steps into the world of computing. My options at this point are limited in ways I wouldn’t be able to see for decades. Read More >>

Garden

Building A Joystick (Part 1)

The long and boring story of how I went from a 12 year old boy in the 80’s to a 50 year old man in the 2020’s making a joystick to play retro-arcade games from the 80’s.

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White Fuzz

“It was one time…” (Fart in a Jar Martin)

…what exactly do I have in this jar?

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Administration

Installing Nginx using Docker and Portainer

Quick instructions on getting Nginx up and running again for my site using Docker and Portainer.

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Administration

Moving into a Fresh Ubuntu Install

Instructions for a quick start getting all my usual software and setup on a fresh Ubuntu Linux install.

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Recipe

Mapo Tofu

A classic Sichuan dish made with beef or pork, tofu and chillis.

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Garden

Spring 2021 - Time to Try Again

Here’s some sobering images of the refugees from the Devastation of Smaug. See how they huddle together for protection.

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Recipe

Red Curry Beef

A Thai red curry using beef.

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