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Category Archives: engineering

Technical engineering topics.

Fibre to the node – hahahahahah

My house, which was on the pre-Coalition 3 year NBN roll out, but was afterward nuked by the LNP when they won, currently has an issue with the copper that runs from the footpath to the house itself. The last 10 metres of the copper. This took two visits by a Telstra technician to verify. […]

Google Chrome Notification Icon – how to get rid of it on OSX

If you use Chrome on MAC OS X you may recently have noticed a really annoying “bell” icon that has appeared in the menu bar, which also had the super-annoying property of not obeying the usual rules for OS X menu-bar icons (such as being draggable off the menu bar entirely). There were a set […]

Python, XML, and databases

People who read this blog regularly (all two of you) might know that my day job involves lots of “enterprise” level technology such as Java, JEE, Spring, heavy duty messaging systems, and Webservices, both of the limber REST species as well as the well-lumbering SOAP type. Also the more attentive reader of the pair of […]

Code

Some code I wrote – a plugin that’s useful to you if you write Pandoc with Sublime Text. It’s on github but you really want to install it via Sublime Text’s Package Control plugin.

Scalability of self-service employee review enterprise integration

generic employee review [employee name] is excellent at scalable self service in adapting customer experience deliverables. He/she anticipates all competitive advantage adaptations in changing market frameworks. His or her key focus areas over the last fiscal year has demonstrated talent to continually improving capabilities for proactive mitigation in risk culture policies for stakeholder collaboration and […]

How to explain backend changes that support undelivered features

My current work environment is in a cost-pressured large national transport enterprise with a familiar internationally-recognised brand name. We have to build a lot of systems that model many real-world, highly-regulated, parameters and states. This data is often used to feed into other systems that feed the voracious information maw of an often severely critical […]

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App developer

Yesterday I couldn’t even spell ‘UIViewController’, nunc unum feci.

Xcode and its inability to handle simple things like renaming a directory

Why is it so damned hard to rename a directory in Xcode? When you open up Xcode and create a new Project, it creates a virtual directory – a “Group” into which your application source files go. If you look at the project with Finder or through the shell you’ll find a directory of the […]

Software review: TeXnicle LaTeX editor

TeXnicle is a relatively new free Mac OS X TeX editor. I just had a go at it (for about an hour) to wheedle out some of its basic features and possible flaws. It is of course (i.e. conforms to current trend in LaTeX editors) one of that “all the things in a big window” […]