Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014: The Year That Was

And there you have it, 2014 is almost a wrap. It was a big year socially, economically, politically and environmentally, and it’s time to take a brief moment to look back on the year that was. January saw the devastating news that after many years of happy wedded bliss, Joanie and Chachi had separated, mostly thanks to Chachi’s crystal… Read More »

The virtue of good documentation

A long time ago in a job far, far away, I rose to the position of Engineering Manager, but one of my core functions until the day the company collapsed was proof-reading documentation produced by my fellow engineers and consultants. As a computer science graduate who had spent pretty much every free elective in senior… Read More »

Why you need to run OS X Server

I’ve tried hard to be a big user of OS X Server. I’ve been installing it for several years now at home, but recently decommissioned my last and final attempt at using it exhaustively. It’s one of those interesting beasts that walks the line between the back-end power and infinite flexibility of a Unix style server and the front-end ease of configuration… Read More »

More lessons from living in Melbourne

It’s coming up to three full calendar years, three and a half years in total of living in Melbourne. It’s such a fantastic city, but when you live here, you learn things you don’t necessarily appreciate when you visit. I’ve mentioned some of these before, but it’s time to impart some more useful information. Melbourne has at… Read More »