Open Source software

I’m a big fan of Open Source software, and if it wasn’t for the fact that I have bills to pay - I would likely open source all my apps. Background So I actually had my first taste of programming in New Zealand way back in the early 1980’s. Mum was a very forward thinking women and spent way too much money buying an Apple II clone, from the local Tech chain Dick Smith. »

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Updating PostgreSQL with Homebrew on macOS Big Sur

I recently updated my install of PostgreSQL to v14 with Homebrew, and thought this small tutorial might help others. And it will obviously help me when it comes time to update again! Introduction If you’re running macOS and are doing any kind of development work, and aren’t using Homebrew - you really should take a look. It’s a package manager which allows for quick and easy installation and updating of many common packages. »

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Updating PostgreSQL on Plesk Obsidian

I’ve wanted to update Postgres for some time now, as Plesk Obsidian currently only installs version 10 by default. I also thought this would be a whole lot more difficult than it actually was. And with the release of Postgres v14, I figured this was as good a time as any to get stuck in. The actual process I used was super simple, and very quick, however it took the better part of an afternoon to do. »

Berlin Marathon

I first had the idea that it would be kinda cool to do a marathon around 4 years ago. Not seriously, but it was just one of those thing sitting in the back of my mind. I did a little research, and saw the very next marathon coming up was a night marathon in India. It seemed like a good idea, it was only a week away, so I looked into tickets and flights. »


This may seem like an odd skill to pursue… But as an avid juggler - it makes total sense. Brushing my teeth For the last 24 years I have been brushing my teeth my my left hand. Thinking back, I can’t exactly remember why I started, but it was totally most likely juggling related. I remember it took about 6 months for it to feel natural, and I guess my teeth suffered a little because of it. »