Pirates, Wizards & Penguins

nerdy goodness and rambunctious reviews... (the site formally known as hmBlog)

The Vivid Change…

More and more of the posts on this site are becoming less technical and after 5 years hmBlog has become its own thing. Same code nerding goodness, a smudge more reviews and a dash more fun. ☃ Pirates of loot…. Continue Reading →

Bits, Bytes and WTFs…

Written on 2012-06-18. I think its important to understand the little things. An understanding of the small parts of the whole give a greater understanding of the entirety. I’m quite surprised at just how difficult it was to find the information and how poorly… Continue Reading →

Story Time!

All my life I’ve never been into reading books, hated it. Boring slow and inefficient method of data transfer… this is probably because I was crap at reading, really slow. I mean, r,e,a,l,l,y  s,l,o,w. Just comes with the territory I… Continue Reading →

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

I’ve always been obsessed with acquiring more knowledge, teaching myself everything and anything that might be relevant. In the early days, this meant maths, programming and sales. Nowadays it’s self-improvement, people management, business optimization and finances. All of this content… Continue Reading →

Read more, without reading…

Most of my online reading content comes from forums, stack exchange, code documentation, Q&A sites and of course blogs, such as life hacker. Most of this kind of information is not time critical, but in my experience trying to bookmark… Continue Reading →

Stream movies to iPad…

All my movies are stored on my telly-computer, in the front room, and sometimes I just want to watch them in bed on the iPad, or even download them to the iPad for watching while out and about. The proper… Continue Reading →

Bose AE2W Follow-up Review…

I’ve been using the Bose AE2W Wireless Bluetooth headphones for a while now. I’m truly amazed at their quality (sound and make), their comfort and useability. There’s a more detailed review over at Bose AE2W, this post is just to… Continue Reading →

ownCloud Failed to create lock file in Linux…

ownCloud is an amazing piece of code! – but that’s a post for another time However, when using the Linux local sync client, you may come accross an error along the lines of “Failed to create a lock file”, there… Continue Reading →

Bose AE2W Review…

The first half of this post is about my other contenders for a suitable headphone, if you want to skip that, you can jump straight to the winning Bose AE2W review below. Recently I decided I needed some good headphones,… Continue Reading →

Netflix on Ubuntu or XBMCbuntu…

Currently (2013-02) Netflix cannot run on Linux. Due to its reliance on Micro$haft Silverlight and DRM (digital rights management a.k.a the chains restricting human development). Silverlight is just Microsoft’s version of Adobe Flash. Linux does have its own version of… Continue Reading →

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