Fruit trees

Fruit trees

We would like to plant some fruit trees along one of the walls in our garden, that over time will create a natural screen from the neighbour's backyard. We had a look at some fruit trees at the garden centre…

Back from vacation

Back from vacation

I'm back from the Lake District and starting up my daily posts again. Even though it was pretty rainy this past week, with Storm Ali sweeping across the UK, we had a good time and even managed to fit in…

Lake District

Lake District

I'm spending some time with my family in the Lake District this week, so for the first time in more than a hundred days there may be some days without any posts. See you on the flipside!…

Running on the beach

Running on the beach

Now that we're living a bit closer to the beach again, it was great to go for a quick run today. The weather almost looked like it wasn't going to play along, pouring down earlier in the morning. I had…

Apps I use often

Apps I use often

Going to Settings -> Battery on your iPhone and then selecting Last 7 Days gives you a reasonable indication of what apps you used most often. If you then tap on one of the apps or the clock icon,…

Running virtual machines on Linux: Part 2

Running virtual machines on Linux: Part 2

In my previous post on using Windows virtual machines on Linux, I mentioned that I switched back to VirtualBox. Well, it turns out that VirtualBox would also completely hang my machine, just less frequently than VMWare. However, I think finally…

Using user-space USB drivers: Part 9

Using user-space USB drivers: Part 9

Yesterday I mentioned that I wanted to look into getting WebUSB working on Electron. Well, I've done some testing and the first show-stopper is that Electron doesn't have the WebUSB device chooser implemented that requests permission from a user to…

Using user-space USB drivers: Part 8

Using user-space USB drivers: Part 8

Over the weekend I saw this tweet from Reilly Grant, one of the main developers of WebUSB: I wish someone would sit down with the Linux drivers for proprietary USB serial chips like FTDI and Prolific and port them to…

100 posts!

100 posts!

When I started writing these posts I didn't think that I would be able to keep it going for 100 days straight, but here we are! Let's have a quick look at what I think worked this time, compared to…

The Staircase

The Staircase

We finished watching The Staircase on Netflix last night. It's only 13 episodes, but took us a while to watch as we've been busy with moving house. This is the second Netflix series I've watched in which the judicial system…