Mar 29, 2020
Mysteriously failed backups can sometimes be traced to filename text encoding issues.
This site is for sharing my solutions to problems, giving project pages to some of my open-source work, and for general informational articles (RSS feed).
Mar 29, 2020
Mar 12, 2020
Replicate the behaviour of intel-backlight in acpi_video on FreeBSD by customizing the brightness adjustment increments.
Jan 7, 2020
FreeBSD drivers for Intel 8265 are limited to 802.11g speeds. Use bhyve PCI passthrough for full 802.11ac throughput.
Review: Solution processable liquid metal nanodroplets by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization
Dec 18, 2019
Background and review of 2019 paper by Yan et al: "Solution processable liquid metal nanodroplets by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization" (Nature Nanotechnology).
Aug 21, 2019
Compatibility of FreeBSD on a Lenovo Thinkpad T480, notes and fixes (HiDPI, Trackpad, camera, etc).
Apr 23, 2019
ICC profiles and colour calibration, with example scans, for Canon MP480 and CanoScan LiDE 700F scanners.
Apr 12, 2019
Recordings by jazz band The Cangelosi Cards are hard to find! This page has links to those I could track down (excluding YouTube).
Apr 10, 2019
Use a DOS emulator on macOS to expand an SZDD archive created with MS-DOS COMPRESS.EXE
Feb 11, 2019
Chrome extension to adjust left-right balance and volume of tabs. Can be used with a DJ cable to DJ from a web browser.
Jan 29, 2019
Advice for new DJs: choose music that both you and your audience love.
Jan 18, 2019
Ever wonder about mysterious subdomain requests on FreeDNS? Analysis of some repeat requests exposes a censorship evasion network.
Dec 4, 2018
System Profiler reports a 400 MHz processor in a model that only came in 233, 266, and 300 MHz configurations. Is this an overclock, an upgrade card, or something else?
Nov 25, 2018
Turns out only one FreeBSD jail per network interface can run Avahi at the same time.
Nov 24, 2018
How to install 1Password 7 stand-alone version on your iPad or iPhone, without a subscription.
Aug 30, 2018
Full- and part-time French classes in Montreal for about $50 per semester? Information about these classes is available only in French: here's an overview if you're not yet fluent enough to get the details in French.
Jun 27, 2018
Tool to calculate amounts reported by a landlord for a rent increase decision from Quebec’s Régie du logement. Helpful for estimating the increase that would be granted by the Régie.
Apr 27, 2018
Undergraduate thesis for my Honours BSc in Biochemistry from uOttawa. Production of a valuable natural product in genetically engineered E. coli.
Aug 11, 2017
Many stories from Mexico in this family website recovered from an old hard-drive.
Nov 8, 2016
Things I look for when choosing or improving a bicycle.
Apr 21, 2016
Using a slow SD card as internal storage in Android 6 can cause serious performance issues!
Dec 9, 2015
How to disable kernel_task CPU throttling in OS X. Tested on OS X El Capitan.
Nov 25, 2015
To-do list weighing both the deadline and the value of the task. Helpful for balancing urgency and importance, tuned for university course work and exams.
Jan 24, 2015
Join together iTunes tracks. Uses ffmpeg, mp4v2, and others to interact with iTunes using AppleScript.
Nov 13, 2014
How to build Netatalk 3 (with Spotlight support) on Raspberry Pi.
Apr 1, 2010
The Ancient Mariner’s offense explored and unified.
Comparison of the Carabid Assemblages of a Deciduous and a Coniferous Stand in Aylmer, Quebec’s Boucher Forest [PDF, 160 kB]
Mar 19, 2010
A comparison of the carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages of a coniferous and a deciduous stand of Aylmer, Quebec’s Boucher Forest. The dominant species were nonindigenous, preferring cultivated ground.
Feb 6, 2010
Tool to convert images to PNG format, then optimize them to reduce file size. Requires Mac OS 10.6.
Dec 4, 2009
Comparison of Oberon and Don Pedro’s understandings of love contrasted with the influence of Puck and Dogberry.
Apr 20, 2009
Essay arguing against Jane Eyre as a ‘fairy tale gone wrong.’
Jul 17, 2008
Shirt featuring the names of the schools and shows of the 07/08 Canada’s Capital Cappies Season! Shows listed in chronological order. Plain colours make this shirt ideal for tie dyeing!
Exploring Subjectivity, as Seen in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—Photo Essay [PDF, 1.2 MB]
May 31, 2008
Photo essay on subjectivity, written as a novel study project. Photos and analysis.
Mar 14, 2008
Why don’t we care about food? Complacency?
May 14, 2007
Internal monologue of George Wilson, a character from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, as he’s walking from The Valley of Ashes to Gatsby.
Apr 9, 2007
Teenage reflections on childhood experiences with writing.
Feb 5, 2007
Looking at interesting topics like hate, fear, and emotions, this was my response that I wrote for my Mid-Year English Exam. I actually put a lot of thought into this, and I suppose it was cathartic in a way.
Dec 21, 2006
Narrator of ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ as a literary schizophrenic.
May 23, 2006
Out-of-place natural events as creating tension in “To Kill A Mockingbird”.
May 4, 2006
Response to “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Features a drawn-out connection to the Iliad.
May 8, 2006
Essay: how life in Quebec today is better than it was three hundred years ago.
Jan 20, 2006
How Shakespeare used irony in Macbeth. Favourite phrase: “relentless sinister determination.”
Dec 11, 2005
Portraying Macbeth as weak-minded and easily manipulated.
Dec 9, 2005
The logo of the D’Arcy McGee High School Gee Gee’s, as vector art (with rasters available).
Oct 25, 2005
Reading response to John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids.
Aconitum aquarius [PDF, 233 kB]
Oct 2, 2003
Science project: invent an imaginary animal.