Getting into your head
If you're focussing on somebody that upset you, they're winning!
With a little work, your twitter timeline doesn't have to be a cesspool. It can be a beautiful garden.
Mental illness isn't black and white.
Don't you like anything else?
I always get praise for the same few projects...
What you think about influences how you think.
Some regrets help you to make sense of the world. Others simply hinder us.
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.
The Problem With Publishing Daily
...is that incentivises writing in a shallow way.
Sometimes I'm just not feeling it.
Apologising is an under-appreciated skill
Refusing to apologise is a huge character flaw that I'm constantly trying to grow out of.
Sometimes, you need a little bit of perspective to keep going.
Simulating Operational Amplifier Saturation
A look at how a digital system can model op amp saturation.
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?
That One Thing...
If only I had X, my life would be so much better.
Exercise is preventative
Exercise is a great thing to prevent certain kinds of mental and physical illness.
I improved my UNIX simulator toy website!
Halting and revisiting projects is a strategy that really works for me to keep the overall momentum going.
June 2020 Micro-Posts
Introducing the new Micro posts for this website.
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.
I've been learning Indonesian! Here's a few paragraphs I wrote.
Telling your story
It's important to tell your story as it happens, because it'll change if you don't.
Heatwaves are going to become more and more prevalent, and that's terrifying.
A look at my new organisation system.
Self doubt can come from the smallest of things. It's important to not overestimate yourself.
A reminder to look at your coping strategies if you're struggling right now.
This Too Shall Pass
One of my favourite proverbs highlights that change is inevitable.
Taken for Granted
An inconsequential event caused me to think about some things that I take for granted.
Don't belittle and disregard those that disagree with you.
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.
Don't Waste Your Willpower
Maybe if we removed the temptations from our life, we'd find it easier to meet our goals.
Live Another Sol
My thoughts on The Martian.
Hacker News Front Page
I was featured on the front page of Hacker News for the first time!
A Guide to PIC Microcontroller Paging
A comprehensive guide to PIC Microcontroller Paging. What is it, and how can we work around it?
Doing Something That You Put Off
Finally doing something that you've been putting off can take a huge weight off of your shoulders.
Move all untracked git files to their own directory
A bash one-liner to move all untracked git files to their own directory.
In my experience, there are two emotional states that can disturb productivity more than any other.
Beat Your Best
One of the most satisfying things is beating your personal best.
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.
Running Without Music: Day One
I'm going to be trying to run without music.
Programmatically Merging SVG files
An outline of a python script to help you merge two SVG files.
Staying Up Late
I always end up sleeping late. Why? Is there another way?
A look at the first month of my micro blogging project.
Everything is a compromise
If you tried to do everything that anyone asked for, nobody would be happy.
The Best Times
For me, the times when I struggled are the times that I look back on fondly.
Falling into place
Did you choose your current path, or did life choose it for you?
Why are smartphones so locked down?
Most technology is fairly reconfigurable. So why are smartphones so locked down?
Some days, nothing works
Some days, nothing works. It is those days that test the strength of your character.
Sell something you aren't passionate about
A thought about how to learn to sell.
Google's Digital Garage
My thoughts on the Google Garage Digital Marketing course.
Are you meeting the wrong goals?
Some of our desires and goals are actually harmful.
Add knob scales to your synth project
A pointer to an easy way to generate SVG knob scales.
Bulk crop images
A quick guide to bulk cropping images to the same dimensions.
Adding equations to your webpage
A quick guide to setting up MathJax on your webpage.
Don't Ignore The Value
Disagreeing with someone isn't grounds to disregard their knowledge.
Checking PDF links
A tutorial on how to bulk check links in a set of PDFs.
Investment vs Return
The projects that I spent the most time on were not the most valuable.
I often feel nostalgic for something I've never actually experienced.
Clap for Key Workers
My thoughts on the Clap for Key Workers movement.
Why I'm going to prefer to use my real name online from now on.
I bought a new domain name that I've been thinking about for years!
Jekyll Tags and Categories
A tutorial for how to add tags and categories metadata to your Jekyll posts.
Jekyll Author Pages
A tutorial for how to add author metadata to your Jekyll posts.
My website sucks, but I won't change it. Here's why.
May 2020 Micro Posts
Introducing the new Micro posts for this website.
Keep It Short, Stupid
A reminder to myself to not overthink these microposts.
Ni the Nomad
My girlfriend has been learning new skills and making her own website.
You Can't Please Everybody
Four specific coronavirus-related cases where you can't please everybody.
Make Failure Suck
A strategy to achieve things that you don't like to do.
Nine countries were involved to bring me my flip-flops.
Thoughts about a specific instance of perfectionism was getting in the way of the big picture.
Thoughts about how mood affects our output, and a reflection on an earlier attempt at microblogging.
Welcome To This Micro Blog
An introduction to my new micro blogging project.