Six figure fines for providing repair information to the wrong person? It's Right to Repair, Australian style!
I'm overdue to write up some of my vague electric vehicle conversion project, so here's a small part of it.
Note: This post is a journey through the awkward process of reverse engineering. If you're here to find out what CAN messages control a BMW F series GWS module, skip …
After thirteen years running WordPress, I've caught up to the 2010s by embracing a static site generator.
(Much navel gazing below, you may wish to skip.)
So long, WordPress!
There's nothing wrong with WordPress. It's generally worked great for me and it's obviously helped millions of people publish their thoughts …
Long time, no posts!
Finally wrote up this little project from last year: Repurposing my SHA2017 hacker camp badge into a solar energy and power consumption monitor.
Lately I've really appreciated systems that show passive information - learning something useful without needing to parse a flashy Dashboard or interact with …
App-based "bike sharing" systems have grown unbelievably fast in Chinese cities. But what does bike sharing really look like? How does it use technology to create new options for urban transportation?
When I first visited Shanghai in mid-2016, transportation was a bit tricky. I wasn't staying particularly close to …
(Speak Russian? Vlad translated this post!)
This Huami H3 smartphone cost me $34US (210RMB) in January. It's sold with a 5 inch screen, Bluetooth, WiFi, 4G cell connectivity, Android 4.4 and an 8 core processor.
I picked it up in the electronics capital of the world - Shenzhen, China. My …
On Friday I tweeted this:
This post expands on what I meant.
Last week I was fortunate to be in Auckland attending linux.conf.au. There are dozens of things I could write about from LCA, inspiring talks and fascinating people doing great …