Author Archives: aroth

And we’re back…

Some things I’ve learned recently-ish, over the past couple years or so: Don’t assume that SSD’s won’t/can’t fail. When buying an SSD, check what controller it uses and then get on Google to see how many data recovery providers claim … Continue reading

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Nuraphone First Impressions

Background After a rather long wait I finally have an actual set of Nuraphones to experiment with. I’ve seen a ton of feedback filtering in from the lucky few who got their headphones a bit earlier than In did; virtually … Continue reading

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On the 2016 Election

What can I say that hasn’t been said already? So I’ll just encourage anyone who’s opposed to the idea of a Donald Trump presidency to join the millions that have already signed this petition: It may have only a … Continue reading

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Blink and You’ve Missed It

Original Publication – August 27, 2015 This is interesting: Doesn’t seem like it’ll be too much longer now. I seriously doubt the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation plays games. Original notice here. Update – October 25, 2015 This is also interesting: … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Cory Bernardi

Re: Orwellian Influence in Public Discourse You should resign from politics immediately, you disgraceful, homophobic bigot. There, now that I’ve got your attention, let’s get one thing straight right from the start. When someone attacks you because of how you … Continue reading

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So where are they now?

I don’t keep in regular contact with iApps Pty Ltd or its current employees. For obvious reasons, I’m generally not on speaking terms with that organization. When I must speak with them, I try to keep things as terse, matter-of-fact, … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out My Closet – My Last Days at iApps

Introduction For anyone stumbling across this, I was employed as a senior-level Software Architect at iApps Pty Ltd from November 2010 to October 2013. By the time I left, I had climbed to ‘Chief Architect‘ status. And it’s time for … Continue reading

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It is quiet

It is quiet in the beginning. Salt hangs on the air and makes it thick. Somewhere, a lone gull rides the tide out to sea while a long-haired man sighs under the weight of sleep, turns on his pillow and … Continue reading

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Ultimaker 2 Tips an Tricks

3d printing is a delicate affair. It relies upon very precisely controlling at least a dozen different variables. When everything is in perfect balance, awesome things can happen: But allow even one parameter to drift too far out of line, … Continue reading

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Ultimaker 2 – First week and initial impressions

Long story short, I decided it was time to pick up a 3d printer. I’m not normally one to jump on the bandwagon or become an early adopter for the sake of being an early adopter, but I’ve heard enough … Continue reading

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