1. Finding Focus, Cancelling Projects

    Wed 11 November 2015
    Updated: Tue 15 May 2018

    In the space of 20 minutes, I’ve closed out two personal projects, that combined represent hundreds of hours of effort. And it feels wonderful.


    I started CalgaryHub with the idea of being a one-stop shop for quirky Calgary comings-and-goings. Over several years the idea was polished and …

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  2. OpenBSD, meet the PlayBook

    Wed 21 October 2015

    On the slim chance that there’s another OpenBSD user who also wants to sync files to their BlackBerry Playbook, read on!

    On the PlayBook

    It turns out you can easily access the filesystem with SMB/CIFS.

    1. Go to Settings->Storage & Sharing and turn on Wi-Fi Sharing.
    2. Press the Network …
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  3. NiceBSD Dev Diary 2015-09-20

    Sun 20 September 2015
    Updated: Fri 08 June 2018

    Realized I hadn’t made a dev diary update in 6 months, and thought I’d make an update. I’ve been sort of having an intellectual odyssey on the OS front, and after watching Rich Hickey’s Hammock Driven Development for the nth time, I decided to really spend …

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  4. Know Yer RFCs - RFC 865, Quote of the Day Protocol (STD 23)

    Thu 30 April 2015
    Updated: Tue 15 May 2018

    This is one of the protocols that I’m kind of surprised isn’t in more use, by virtue of its simplicity in implementation. RFC 865 is a layer 7 debugging RFC where a socket listens for a TCP or UDP connection, and then sends a short, arbitrary message.

    #!/usr …
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