Using Apple Script to launch System Preferences in to highly specific location

I’m working on my next update for my goofy little macOS application Trash Talker. This app heavily leverages macOS’s built-in Speech Synthesis engine.

I wanted to add some user-support to help them edit the available voices. I could have just written-out instructions, but reading is for the literate. It took me a while to find […]

iOS App: To Free, or not to Free, that is the question

One of my iOS apps is Search Site, is a little functional thing I made mainly to help familiarize myself with the full workflow of iOS app development. (IE, it’s a glorified Hello, World! app). It’s been released for free for a few months and has had very few downloads.

In the last month, […]

LVM Recovery Bedtime Story: The tale of the journey home for some long lost bytes

Above: To the right is my hovel at the cottage I setup during my holiday-time-well-spent playing with ddrescue

I had an awesome LVM for nearly 15 years. It saw me through high school, 8 years of post-secondary nerding and then some years after. The drives involved came and went, as I perpetually upgraded […]

FreeNAS 11 Add a drive to create a mirrored ZFS volume

Back in 2013 I cobbled together a little guide within a post on the FreeNAS users forum on how to add drive to an existing ZFS volume and convert it in to a mirrored volume. I can’t at all remember even writing this little thing, but recent discussion in the old forum over it brought […]

VMware ESXi 6.5 Hypervisor on Dell 690

I picked up a Dell 690 from an e-recycler for $11. I picked it out knowing that I can kit-it-out with 64GB of slow DDR2 FBDIMM RAM for about $80 and I can replace the CPUs to get to 8 threads for another $30ish. I somewhat foolishly assumed VMware ESXi 6.5 would just run on […]