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LRT in Hamilton Letter of Support (again)

May 17, 2016

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DELIVERED ELECTRONICALLY TO: Good afternoon Councillor, I have written often in support of the LRT (Light Rail Transit) Initiative for the City of Hamilton. As you’re aware, I live in close proximity to the proposed eastern terminus. Not only do I have much to gain personally from being closely located to the system, I […]

Elections Don’t Change Council

January 15, 2015


Watching the #HamOnt Bus Lane saga in council yesterday was embarrassing. These are adults behaving like spoiled children. From the suburban and rural councillors who only vote in favour of what they think urban wards need – rather than what urban councillors tell council is required within those wards – to the inability of long-term […]

Open Response to Tile, Inc.

January 15, 2015


Hey Tile, I got an email from your CEO asking for input and thought that the whole world should see my response. Hello Tilers, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year. As we start 2015, I want to say thank you for being a part of the Tile […]

On Schools and Information Security…

December 5, 2014


DISCLAIMER: This is referring to a single school board in Ontario Canada. DISCLAIMER: MY OPINIONS. The fact that my children and spouse are involved in the education system to one degree or another is not something that matters here. What follows is a letter that I wrote in response to receiving an incredibly poorly written […]

OSX: Copy pfSense .img to USB

June 18, 2014

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So everywhere that I’ve found on the Internet has the wrong directions for getting the pfSense .img file onto a USB stick using OSX Mavericks. Start by getting yourself into your Downloads directory: Macintosh:Downloads username$ cd ~/Downloads Macintosh:Downloads username$ gunzip pfSense-memstick-2.1.3-RELEASE-amd64.img.gz Plug in your USB stick, then get a list of all of your attached […]

Dad’s Office Status

May 9, 2014


Like many of you, I’m a work-from-home kinda guy. My office is on the main floor and it is entirely too easy for the kids to come barrelling in after school to see me and stumble into the frame of the video conference I’m on. They’re also big fans of providing me with minute-by-minute information […]

No More Multiple Monitors

January 13, 2014


No More Multiple Monitors! I’m sure you’ll all recall that I was so thrilled when I got three monitors working with my MBA11 and I have been a cheerful user of that set up for quite a while now. But things change. Along the way, I traded back from the 2011 MBA11 to a 2009 […]

Netbot for iOS Twitter Cross Posting Instructions

October 15, 2012

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Found on: Cross-posting in Netbot is off by default and also quite hidden. To cross-post to Twitter, you have to create a new post, then tap on New Post in the top bar to bring up a menu that’s similar to Tweetbot’s timeline selector (on the iPad, tap on your profile picture in the […]

Triple Monitor Support on MacBook Air 11″ (mid-2011)

August 24, 2012

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So, you want to run 3 external monitors on your MacBook Air – piece of cake. I’ve been running on this setup stable for about 10 months. Originally Lion and now running Mountain Lion. There’s only really two secrets. The first one is the Zotac adapter and the second is SwitchResX. Machine: MBA11 mid-2011 4/128 […]

Archives coming soon.

June 27, 2012

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There’s a lot to throw in the archives – will come soon.