3D Controllers: The New Era
A brief exploration into the history of 3D controllers from Sega, Nintendo and Sony.
Linux USB Backup
I had the idea to automatically create a backup of my Linux webserver every time I plugged a USB stick into it. Surprisingly it worked!
Rediscovering: Demon’s Crest
Demon’s Crest was overlooked in its day, but it remains one of the most sumptuous action titles for the Super NES.
My Old Day Job: Final Update
Several years after I quite the insanity job, I helped close it down. It ended in perfect company style: with disorganization, disinterest and chaos.
A friend of mine discovered, as an adult, that she’s been face blind her whole life. It was a remarkable and powerful discovery.
Multiple Mastodon Instances on a Single Server
Back when I still ran a Mastodon server, I had a brief need to run two of them on one server. With Gargron’s help, I worked out how.
Beautiful Rant: My Life
Gravis rants about stuff that really does suck. It’s good.
Importing Illegal Firearms
A friend sent me a toy pistol, and Australian customs was unimpressed. This spring-loaded toy was, apparently, a legitimate firearm and fuck no I couldn’t have it.
Case Insensitive Last Resort 404 Page
I’ve been running my webserver on Windows for a long time, and moving to Linux meant that a whole lot of files were coming up 404 because they had upper or lower case filenames and the page that referenced them didn’t match. This 404 script for nginx fixes that.
The danger of algorithms
Some smart people are scared of artificial intelligence, of machine learning, but not in the sci-fi robots-gonna-eat-us way. The reality is worse.
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