Stuff and Things
Jared Morgan's blog about random stuff and good things
Recycling fence palings for tree borders
I had some old treated pine fence palings left over from when I replaced all the side gate palings. My wife suggested I use them to fix up the borders...
15 Feb 2015
Down the rabbit hole with Mr Whippy
What started with hearing an odd ice cream truck tune playing turned into a fascinating history lesson about soft serve ice cream in Austraila.
11 Jan 2015
Stern modernises SAM to SPIKE
Moving pinball to a distibuted computing model
08 Jan 2015
Using open source to reinvigorate Pinball 2000
I remember when I was restoring pinball machines that I learned a very important lesson about computer repair. I accidentally caused mainboard damage to a Pinball 2000 (Pin2K) game: Star Wars:...
04 Oct 2011
Ways to reduce paper reliance through technology
I read a blog post about identifying bad processes which suggested that:
04 Dec 2010
Make a standing desk using a shelving rail system
23 Apr 2013
Package messages FAILED when using fedora fedup system upgrade tool
After doing something pretty stupid with gParted and LVM last night, I find myself reinstalling Fedora 20 today. I’ve found a fix to the FAILED package messages you get if...
12 Mar 2015
Record screen demos on fedora using the commmand line (ffmpeg)
11 Jan 2014
Use a personal access token to access GitLab using SourceTree
Back in August 2018, the SourceTree blog announced that version 3.0 introduced support for a number of different Git hosts based on growing customer demand. One of the most requested...
27 Apr 2021
Use a SSH key to access GitLab through SourceTree
If you want to make the switch to GitLab.com from GitHub, or BitBucket Cloud or Server, you can use SourceTree 3.0 to manage your repositories on your local system.
27 Apr 2021
How to delete old category labels from Google Groups
Something that has been puzzling me for a while is how Tags and Categories labels are displayed in Google Groups. I’ve had a breakthrough today with deleting a whole stack...
14 Jul 2015
A modular christmas lights idea that is begging to be made
During a Christmas long past, I had the most unpleasant job of untangling a 300 string set of these Christmas Lights. Being the smart geek, I had wound them around...
07 Jan 2015
Being Switzerland Has Its Advantages
"Becoming the Switzerland of your Organisation" may evolve your Technical Writing career into an invaluable interface layer between departments.
11 Apr 2016
RAML for managing the API lifecycle
I’ve already talked about Tom Johnson’s podcast series I’d Rather Be Writing, where he shares his thoughts and experiences about writing API documentation in the burgeoning San Francisco technology and...
16 Jan 2016
APIs, and why Tech Writers need to know about them
Try out Tom Johnson’s podcast and learn some stuff while you commute.
16 Jan 2016
Lobby GitHub for AsciiDoc support in Jekyll blogs hosted on GitHub Pages
10 Feb 2015
How social media can open doors to new opportunities
Using social media to post about your passions and problems may get you surprising results.
06 Feb 2015
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Tech Writing (5)