The Serial Mouse Project

I spent a few weeks making an old Serial Mouse work. I’ve been tweeting a log of what I’ve done so far and I already wrote a piece on the serial mouse protocols.

Why are you hosting your own Redis?

Someone asked me on a mailing list if I worry about reaching my team’s limit in our ability to manage Redis. I wrote a bit about why I think our architecture helps mitigate that risk. I’m not sure I really...

MJ Had A Patent

Michael Jackson died yesterday prompting a DDOS attack on the worlds news orginizations and Google. Whatever became of him doesn't change the fact he knew what he was doing when it came to putting on a performance and singing a...

Windows update fails

I had a problem this week. I actually had the same problem lots of times. It was fustrating as hell. I had quite a few Windows XP instalations to do, with new employees soon to arrive at work, new laptops...

Yearly GPG Key

My GPG key for the next year can be found at his address. https://www.wizardcomputing.com/gpg/wizard-roborooter.com.asc I've had a few others for my roborooter.com address over the years, but somehow I always loose them. The private key that is. It's usually because...

Story Arcs and my failed attempt.

I had a plan. Make the Hacker Crackdown Available as a torrent file. (You can just grab the full download if you like.) Educate about what comcast was doing (blocking torrents) Complain that while the torrent's flowing nicely a bunch...