2017
12.27

A while back I noticed what I initially thought was a Nerf gun that had some sort of mobile device integration while grocery shopping. I thought it was kind of interesting but did not really think much more of it. I saw it again during the next couple trips to the store and my curiosity eventually had me stop to look at it more closely.

It turns out that it was not a Nerf product at all, but was made by a company called Skyrocket, and is called RECOIL. After reading and watching a few reviews I thought it might be fun to try so I ordered the starter set. I was going through the initial setup, and the instructions to the game indicated that I needed to connect my phone to the game hub via wifi. This started me wondering, and before I ever played the first game I found myself hacking RECOIL.

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2017
05.06

There is nothing wrong with your browser. Do not attempt to adjust your proxy settings. We are controlling the website. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your browser. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – scientific hooliganism!1

Seriously though, you may have come to this page through the magic of DNS. The reason for this being that I have decided to shut down my public facing Jenkins instance, for now. At present I simply do not have time to work on many of the projects that I would like to (also the primary reason why I have not posted anything new recently). I also need to update Jenkins and do some tweaking and whatnot, which I have been putting off for some time. Since Jenkins has not been doing much recently I have decided to dismiss him for the time being.

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2015
07.03

A couple of months ago I decided to spend some time playing around with importing and exporting virtual machines from Amazon’s EC2. I spent some time installing and configuring various tools and reading through documentation trying to figure out how I was going to do what I wanted to do. I eventually realized that what I wanted to do was not possible, but not due to technical limitations.

I ended up spending quite a bit of time reading through documentation, and in my opinion the restrictions preventing what I wanted to accomplish were not particularly well communicated. Ultimately I came away a bit disappointed. This is significant to me because it is the first time AWS has really let me down.

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