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An interactive UNIX terminal simulator by Jetroid.

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An interactive look at Jet's trips around the world.

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2020

Micro

Bubble

Micro

Disposable Media

Micro

Regrets

Some regrets help you to make sense of the world. Others simply hinder us.

Micro

Creating a dynamic summary in Excel

A guide on how to create a summary sheet in Excel that dynamically pulls in data from other sheets.

Micro

The Problem With Publishing Daily

...is that incentivises writing in a shallow way.

Micro

Persistent Obligation

Sometimes I'm just not feeling it.

Micro

Apologising is an under-appreciated skill

Refusing to apologise is a huge character flaw that I'm constantly trying to grow out of.

Micro

Without Breakthroughs

Sometimes, you need a little bit of perspective to keep going.

Micro

Simulating Operational Amplifier Saturation

A look at how a digital system can model op amp saturation.

Micro

The Duality of Nostalgia and Dread for Ancient Software

How do you feel when you see a screenshot of Windows 95 or Mac OS 8?

Micro

That One Thing...

If only I had X, my life would be so much better.

Micro

Exercise is preventative

Exercise is a great thing to prevent certain kinds of mental and physical illness.

Micro

Terminal Updates

I improved my UNIX simulator toy website!

Micro

Small Increments

Halting and revisiting projects is a strategy that really works for me to keep the overall momentum going.

Micro

June 2020 Micro-Posts

Introducing the new Micro posts for this website.

Micro

You only have to be good enough

In a small organisation, you wear many hats. It's more important to have a diverse set of skills than to be a specialist.

Micro

Learning Indonesian

I've been learning Indonesian! Here's a few paragraphs I wrote.

Micro

Telling your story

It's important to tell your story as it happens, because it'll change if you don't.

Micro

Heat

Heatwaves are going to become more and more prevalent, and that's terrifying.

Micro

Getting Organised

A look at my new organisation system.

Micro

Doubt

Self doubt can come from the smallest of things. It's important to not overestimate yourself.

Micro

Coping

A reminder to look at your coping strategies if you're struggling right now.

Micro

This Too Shall Pass

One of my favourite proverbs highlights that change is inevitable.

Micro

Taken for Granted

An inconsequential event caused me to think about some things that I take for granted.

Micro

The Other

Don't belittle and disregard those that disagree with you.

Micro

Stranger in a Strange Land

This immersive website puts you in a car in a foreign city. It's the closest thing to arriving in a new city without travelling.

Micro

Don't Waste Your Willpower

Maybe if we removed the temptations from our life, we'd find it easier to meet our goals.

Micro

Live Another Sol

My thoughts on The Martian.

Micro

Hacker News Front Page

I was featured on the front page of Hacker News for the first time!

Micro

A Guide to PIC Microcontroller Paging

A comprehensive guide to PIC Microcontroller Paging. What is it, and how can we work around it?

Micro

Doing Something That You Put Off

Finally doing something that you've been putting off can take a huge weight off of your shoulders.

Travel

Experiences

Climbing the Bali Mountains

I climbed two mountains in Bali during the last year!

Micro

Move all untracked git files to their own directory

A bash one-liner to move all untracked git files to their own directory.

Micro

Disturbed Productivity

In my experience, there are two emotional states that can disturb productivity more than any other.

Micro

Beat Your Best

One of the most satisfying things is beating your personal best.

Micro

Starting Many Things

Why I think that starting many things is one of the best things to do to become a unique and successful person.

Micro

Running Without Music: Day One

I'm going to be trying to run without music.

Micro

Programmatically Merging SVG files

An outline of a python script to help you merge two SVG files.

Micro

Staying Up Late

I always end up sleeping late. Why? Is there another way?

Micro

Writing Consistently

A look at the first month of my micro blogging project.

Micro

Everything is a compromise

If you tried to do everything that anyone asked for, nobody would be happy.

Micro

The Best Times

For me, the times when I struggled are the times that I look back on fondly.

Micro

Falling into place

Did you choose your current path, or did life choose it for you?

Micro

Why are smartphones so locked down?

Most technology is fairly reconfigurable. So why are smartphones so locked down?

Micro

Some days, nothing works

Some days, nothing works. It is those days that test the strength of your character.

Micro

Sell something you aren't passionate about

A thought about how to learn to sell.

Micro

Google's Digital Garage

My thoughts on the Google Garage Digital Marketing course.

Micro

Are you meeting the wrong goals?

Some of our desires and goals are actually harmful.

Micro

Add knob scales to your synth project

A pointer to an easy way to generate SVG knob scales.

Micro

Tutorials

Bulk crop images

A quick guide to bulk cropping images to the same dimensions.

Micro

Tutorials

Adding equations to your webpage

A quick guide to setting up MathJax on your webpage.

Micro

Don't Ignore The Value

Disagreeing with someone isn't grounds to disregard their knowledge.

Micro

Checking PDF links

A tutorial on how to bulk check links in a set of PDFs.

Micro

Investment vs Return

The projects that I spent the most time on were not the most valuable.

Micro

False Nostalgia

I often feel nostalgic for something I've never actually experienced.

Micro

Clap for Key Workers

My thoughts on the Clap for Key Workers movement.

Micro

Identity

Why I'm going to prefer to use my real name online from now on.

Micro

Domain Names

I bought a new domain name that I've been thinking about for years!

Micro

Tutorials

Jekyll

Jekyll Tags and Categories

A tutorial for how to add tags and categories metadata to your Jekyll posts.

Micro

Tutorials

Jekyll

Jekyll Author Pages

A tutorial for how to add author metadata to your Jekyll posts.

Micro

This Website

My website sucks, but I won't change it. Here's why.

Micro

May 2020 Micro Posts

Introducing the new Micro posts for this website.

Micro

Keep It Short, Stupid

A reminder to myself to not overthink these microposts.

Micro

Ni the Nomad

My girlfriend has been learning new skills and making her own website.

Micro

You Can't Please Everybody

Four specific coronavirus-related cases where you can't please everybody.

Micro

Make Failure Suck

A strategy to achieve things that you don't like to do.

Micro

Globalised World

Nine countries were involved to bring me my flip-flops.

Micro

Perfection Kills

Thoughts about a specific instance of perfectionism was getting in the way of the big picture.

Micro

Reflection

Thoughts about how mood affects our output, and a reflection on an earlier attempt at microblogging.

Micro

Welcome To This Micro Blog

An introduction to my new micro blogging project.

Experiences

Reflections

Travel

Society

Repatriated

'There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.' - Lenin

Fitness

Experiences

4x4x48

I attempt David Goggins' 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours challenge. What could go wrong?

Tutorials

Projects

Extract Wav File Data for Code

A python script to process WAV files; removing silence, changing resolution, and outputting specific numbers of samples.

2019

Frequency Central

Projects

Neograf

A look at a pitch/gate sequencer that we designed based on Polygraf.

Frequency Central

Projects

QuaSH

In which we revisit a 5 year old PIC project and develop it to be far more interesting than we had ever imagined.

Frequency Central

Projects

Little Melody

The development process of an addictive melodic pattern generator.

Frequency Central

Projects

Wordpress

New Frequency Central Website

The Frequency Central website has been in sore need of an update... This is that.

Frequency Central

Projects

Logic Bomb

A revival of an older version of a project.

Frequency Central

Projects

Seismograf Bug

In which I debug and fix a tricky bug with Seismograf

Tutorials

Wordpress

Woocommerce Discontinued Products

...and other custom stock statuses.

Travel

Experiences

Reflections

Once More Unto Bangkok

My first visit to Bangkok was a very mixed bag. I was anxious to give it another go.

Tech

Reviews

A Comparison Of Text Resizing Libraries

An honest appraisal of different text resizing libraries, including jquery-textfill, jquery-bigtext, fancy-textfill, and fitText.

Tutorials

Store More Than The Maximum Fingerprints In Your Samsung Phone

A cheeky workaround to Samsung's maximum fingerprint scans limit.

Travel

Experiences

Reflections

Kuala Lumpur: Kinda Lousy?

I didn't particularly enjoy my stay in Kuala Lumpur the first time around. So why did I go back there, and what do I think now?

Projects

Reflections

I Hate Reading Big Text

A reflection on an old project and some of the side-effects it had.

Tutorials

Jekyll

How to create a page that always shows your most recent post on Jekyll

A tutorial on how to create a permanent URL that points to whatever post was published most recently

Things I Like

Travel

Remote Work

Thank You, Danke

Danke Cafe, a potential spot for Digital Nomads in Tabanan.

Travel

Experiences

Fitness

Run Till You Drop

The story of my first ever race; a 3 hour run in Bali, Indonesia. Plus, a trip to a beautiful secluded beach.

Travel

Experiences

A Terrible Visa Extension Experience in Bali

I had the worst time extending my visa in Bali. Here's what happened.

Things I Like

Travel

Remote Work

What's the Matra?

A look at Matra, a co-working space in Canggu.

Travel

Experiences

Visiting Garuda Wisnu Kencana

A visit to a tourist site intended to grow to become a mascot for Bali.

Tech

Coderstory Interview

My CoderStory interview is live!

Travel

Experiences

The Nyepi Festival

In this magical festival, the Balinese celebrate their Silent Day by being as loud and noisy as possible.

Travel

Experiences

Kuala Lumpur Sightseeing

Visiting the KL Tower and the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.

Projects

Recreating My First HTML Project

My first attempt at HTML was a fairly-cool but terribly coded 'terminal simulator' web page. What can I do now, five years later?

Projects

Mapping My Movements

I create an interactive 3D visualisation of my travels around our world.

Experiences

Reflections

Twenty Three And Me

It's that time again!

Travel

Experiences

Living Kuala Lumpur

AKA: How I started living in a nightclub.

Things I Like

Travel

Remote Work

C.A.M.P.ing Out

No, not another Fallout related post on this website. A look at C.A.M.P., my 'office' in Chiang Mai.

Travel

Experiences

Hiking New Year

Myself and my friends celebrate New Years Eve in Chiang Mai, hike up the nearby mountain on New Years Day, and do a ball-busting workout the day after.

Tutorials

Jekyll

Automatic Responsive Images on Jekyll without Plugins

A tutorial on how to automatically generate responsive images for Jekyll, without using plugins.

2018

Reflections

A Testament To Frugality, Stubbornness, and Perseverance

Goodnight, Sweet Prince.

Reflections

A Tradition Broken

A reflection of spending Christmas abroad for the first time.

Travel

Experiences

Chilling In Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the quintessential destination for Digital Nomads. But is it really all it was made out to be?

Travel

Experiences

The Loi Krathong Festival

Nobody quite celebrates like the Thai do during this festival in Chiang Mai.

Travel

Experiences

Exploring Bangkok

I explored Bangkok for two days. Why did I hate this city?

Travel

Experiences

From Croatia To Asia

Because a long-haul flight doesn't have to be boring.

Projects

RobCo Revisited

In anticipation of Fallout 76, I reworked the issues with my take on the Hacking Minigame. Was it worth the effort?

Travel

Experiences

Meeting Matej

What is it like to meet an online friend in person for the first time?

Travel

My Backpack Is My Home

Everything I packed to travel the world with.

Travel

Experiences

Zdravo Zagreb!

Zagreb is a fairly unassuming city. What secrets would it hold for a newbie traveller?

Travel

Experiences

The Adventure Begins

I fly to Zagreb to begin a new lifestyle.

Frequency Central

Projects

Seismograf

How I developed Seismograf, a drum sound module.

Frequency Central

Projects

Chronograf: It's About Time

The story of how I substantially reworked the Chronograf.

Experiences

Graduation: The Best Of Both Worlds

A rant about the failures of the university institution, and a celebration of avoiding the worst parts of the graduation ceremony.

Experiences

All of School

What is it like to receive your degree result?

Tech

License over HTTP

A look at the problems of licenses online, with a proposed solution.

Things I Like

Reflections

Experiences

Let It Happen

The song that gives me wanderlust, the desire to make, and potent optimism about the future.

Projects

Reflections

StreASM Retrospective

A look back at the 'stream processing language for the criminally insane'.

Society

Reflections

Logomania

AKA: Don't let corporations brand you.

Society

Reflections

Finding Meaning

An attempt to identify the important things in the modern era.

2017

Tutorials

Jekyll

Automatic Image Optimisation on Jekyll without Plugins

Optimise images on Jekyll using git hooks and clever scripts, not plugins. AKA: Continuing the pursuit of 100/100 in Google PageSpeed Insights.

Things I Like

Other Wanderers Will Follow

A look at two inspiring but constrasting sci-fi videos.

Things I Like

Society

The Race for Space

A Space Race themed album leads to learning more about humanity's past.

Experiences

Towards What?

Writing about a post-depression existential crisis.

Experiences

The Grip Of Depression

My experiences with depression over the last year.

2016

Society

Remote Work

Changed Times

A look at alternative lifestyles in the digital age.

Experiences

Connected Minds

My sister and I take almost the same photo, minutes apart.

Jekyll

Designed and Refined

Why I redesigned my homepage to better achieve its purpose.

Tutorials

Jekyll

The Pursuit of Speed

A look at how I increased the speed of my Jekyll site. OR: How I almost wrote a CSS Minifier.

Tutorials

Jekyll

Caption Contest

A brief guide to adding image captions to Jekyll blog posts.

Tutorials

Jekyll

Meeting Dr. Jekyll

A look at how I made the most of Jekyll in building my website.

Projects

Jekyll

Blog Hacking

On how a throwaway idea can lead to something beautiful.

Frequency Central

Projects

Deep Thought

A look at how to get the most out of a simple concept.

Frequency Central

Projects

Chronograf

The story of the timer-based Chronograf module.

2015

Frequency Central

Projects

Polygraf

The story of the development of Polygraf, which went through many iterations and required several new skills.

Frequency Central

Projects

Bartos Flur

A look at the trials and tribulations of learning assembly, and the process of the development of my first Synthesiser Module, the Bartos Flur - from concept to release.