SSHing to My Kindle

I know I’m so far behind the game on this one, but I found an instructable that mentioned jailbreaking one’s kindle… and one thing led to another. This is me SSHing into my Kindle 3, the model first released in 2010. So much for reading stuff on it tonight instead of messing around on my computer. Thankfully, jailbreaking it doesn’t stop me from doing that either :) Some notes… My wifi-only Kindle 3 was running v3. [Read More]

School Camp Valentines

My mum and dad were cleaning out some stuff and in the boxes of my junk I found this… a weird shared valentine’s day card from a school camp I went to. (Click to zoom in) All I can remember of that camp was the following: rope courses which were altogether too easy an overzealous fake basketball dunk on some guttering that mysteriously fell off a few minutes later… :) a very strange end-of-camp talent show tents, but no shenanigans (well, on my part… it seems I missed out on poker) A lot of these people have been lost to the mists of time, but it was entertaining to read. [Read More]

BBC and the Orchestra Takes on Ibiza Hits

Get this in your ear holes. In 2015, DJ Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra (under director Jules Buckley) collaborated on a performance of a bunch of Ibiza club hits from the likes of Moby, Fatboy Slim, Orbital, Brainbug, and Daft Punk. [Read More]

Meatballs and Sauce

After some inspiration from the guys on the Accidental Tech Podcast the other day, I had to make some meatballs and sauce for myself! I cruised a few different sites looking for a good recipe and most of them were something along the lines of “beef, with enough egg to bind them, and flavours, so I went with what looked good on the shelf. It definitely worked out well, the smoky paprika was a freaking tasty addition to the meatballs, and the combination of ingredients suffused the house with a delightfully rich aroma, perfect for a “chilly” winter night in Brisbane. [Read More]

Kurt Vonnegut to the People of 2088 AD

Kurt Vonnegut’s letter to the people of 2088 is, as you’d expect, incredibly well written. It has been suggested that you might welcome words of wisdom from the past, and that several of us in the twentieth century should send you some. Do you know this advice from Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: ‘This above all: to thine own self be true’? Or what about these instructions from St. John the Divine: ‘Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment has come’? [Read More]

The Terrorist Inside My Husband's Brain

This open letter from Robin Williams’ wife to the neurology community about the story behind her husband’s death is truly shocking. Not because it’s full of the usual hollywood sordid trash, but because of the love she obviously feels and harrowing experience they went through together. I am writing to share a story with you, specifically for you. My hope is that it will help you understand your patients along with their spouses and caregivers a little more. [Read More]

WhatsApp Has to Respond to Modern Day Lynchings

It was only the most recent event in a fake-news crisis that’s seized India, which in recent months has seen dozens of mob lynchings sparked by rumors that have spread virally on social media. According to Business-Standard, over the past 18 months, there have been 33 people killed and at least 99 injured in 69 reported lynchings. This article on Sophos’ Naked Security Blog shows we still have a long way to go as a society. [Read More]

Airpods and Live Listen

As someone who’s had significant hearing damage from a variety of things throughout my life, the upcoming feature “Live Listen” brings hope for affordable, accessible aids in the future. Last month, it was reported that Apple would add Live Listen, a feature that allows people to hear conversations in noisy settings, to AirPods later this year. The feature has been around since 2014. It uses the iPhone as a mic and connects to Apple-certified hearing aids to amplify hearing. [Read More]

Problem Reports

You’ve come to this page because you’ve reported a problem, for which you want a diagnosis and a remedy, but have not answered one or more of the questions in the standard litany. Any problem report must provide a description of your actions, a description of the specific symptoms, and a description of why those symptoms are adverse. A perfect page to send people to. [Read More]