Archive for the 'Career' Category

Two Guys from Andromeda

Friday, June 8th, 2012

I’m not sure I would have found the same career I enjoy today had I not been accidentally bootstrapped by the Andromedans!

After 20 years, those crazy bastards are back!

They want to build a new game and inspire a whole new generation of would be technology and sci-fi geeks!

Their kickstarter project is well on its way, but they still need another $100,000 in the next three days to meet their funding goal!

Isn’t this worth the buckazoids?!


Five years of OS X

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Today marks five years since I abandoned Windows on the Desktop in favor of an OS that doesn’t completely suck. At the time, my primary motivation, or excuse, was to familiarize myself with an OS that I was receiving an increasing number of tech support calls for at AirSurfer. Trying to support an OS I had never used was no easy task.

I had actually been eye-balling the Mac since the appearance of the Power Mac G4 Cube and later the iMac G4. The high cost of either of these systems kept me away, but I was definitely drawn to the compact and elegant design of the integrated hardware as well as the rich graphical UI Apple had been showing off since the early releases of OS X.


Hacking Prowl and Irssi

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The moment I stumbled upon Prowl (a new iPhone App that routes Growl notifications to your iPhone via Apple’s push service) I knew I would find some powerful uses for it.

At Tera-Byte, several of my colleagues telecommute. In order to stay in constant communication with each other, we all use good ol’ IRC. In order to be readily available and allow quick roaming from one location to an other, I use Irssi‘s proxy module which runs continuously within a screen session on my co-located server.

On my Desktops and iPhone I run Colloquy which connects to my Irssi proxy. Although push capabilities are planned for Colloquy, it’s not ready yet. Prowl appeared to be the perfect band-aid for the situation.


Moving to Tera-Byte

Friday, March 28th, 2008

After nearly six years with Triton Networking Solutions Ltd. today marked my last official day.

Shortly after the merger of Tera-Byte’s wireless internet service with Triton’s AirSurfer Wireless Network I decided to move on. Although I’ve enjoyed my position at Triton, the opportunity of a new position in a different organization was too enticing to turn down. Sometimes change is just welcome after a long stay in the same position for years on end.

For the time being I’m running twelve hour NOC shifts while I familiarize myself with the organizations business and systems. Later it’ll be back to my regular 9-5 lifestyle.

Although I’m not yet 100% clear on what this new position will entail, I look forward to the challenges that it will bring from this point forward.

Running Motorola CNUT on Mac OS X

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

The AirSurfer WISP network I manage for Triton Networking Solutions Ltd. utilizes hundreds of Motorola Canopy Subscriber modules to connect individual broadband clients to our network.

In order to mass manage these devices, Motorola provides CNUT. CNUT is a great tool, but in spite of the fact that it was written in cross platform languages from day one (Currently Java, previously some Perl in the mix for good measure) it is only packaged for Windows and Linux systems.

I’ve been dissatisfied for some time in the exclusion of support for CNUT on my desktop OS of choice. Being in a creative and inspired mood late yesterday evening, I did what any self respecting, Canopy using, red blooded, vigilante coding network geek would do.