Losing the Arms Race

Another month, another headling-grabbing bug: "Patch ASAP: Tons of Linux apps can be hijacked by evil DNS servers, man-in-the-middle miscreants" - The Register "Patch now! Unix »

Read-along: Berkeley DB

In this post, I read along with the 1999 Berkeley DB USENIX paper. Berkeley DB as a tiny (175KB) embedded key-value filesystem-backed database. Berkeley DB lets »

Hamilton's Bridges in Fog

Lights have been attached to the Bridge St Bridge, and they look amazing in Hamilton’s signature thick fog. The fog’s usually pretty thick, but »

iPhone as Numberpad

I made a simple HTML5 iPhone app that displays a numeric keypad. My laptop doesn't have a numberpad, and I needed one for some of Blender's »

Fog @ Waikato University

Hamilton gets heavy fog at night time. It plays with the lights at the university, turning downward-facing lamps into bright cones of light, turning spherical lights »