Why do I use Signal?

Signal, if you haven't already heard of it, is an encrypted messaging app for both Android and iOS. My experience with Signal doesn't extend into the iOS realm, but the experience won't be that different, with the exception of iMessage being thrown into the mix. There...

Less Tech.

I really like numbers. I like graphs. I like plots. I like tables. I like SQL queries. It was pretty predictable that I'd like having a Fitbit on my wrist. No surprise that I'd find myself poring over the graphs in the app, checking my resting heart-rate (56-58 bpm...

SQL Server Management Studio – as another user

Skip skip skip all the preamble junk... My work, amongst many other things, involves managing a small herd of Microsoft SQL servers and a series of small web-apps. When I work from home, from my non-domain-joined machine, I want to be able to run the SQL...

Let’s Encrypt Wildcards and IIS

Introduction Late last year, Let's Encrypt, that wonderful semi-automated free SSL certificate service, announced that they would be adding support for wildcard certificates. A standard SSL certificate only covers the specific domains and sub-domains it...

Pi Hole Update

A while ago I wrote a guide on how to configure a Pi Hole on an Orange Pi tiny computer.  See here: Filtering Ads and Stuff This was a bit of a mistake. The Orange Pi wasn't reliable, and failed on Friday, just about two months since it went in. I've since...

Riding + Technology

I love information. Or maybe it's that I, more specifically, love data. For a information/data-phile like me, having a device in your pocket (and on your wrist) that can collect, collate, and visualise the information for you is pretty amazing. With that...