Songs I Liked, June 2023

No playlist for May? No playlist for May. This one is pretty long though, and should make up for it. Highlights include: Give it a listen, see if there’s anything that catches your fancy.

Songs I liked, April 2023

Another month, another playlist. These are the songs that caught my eye last month. Highlights include: Preview here, or listen on Spotify.

Songs I liked, March 2023

cover photo for playlist

Another month, another Spotify playlist to share. March’s was a rather short one, but there’s some fun things to listen to.


Soup Winner.

Ok, so this happened last night. I was watching Soup Nite on Infochammel, like you do on Thursdays, and I correctly guessed the mystery soup, and was named “Soup Master” for the week. If you don’t believe I’m a soup master, there’s video evidence.  Warning, flashing lights and loud noises, so you should really use … Read more

Songs I Liked, February 2023

Another month, another playlist. This one’s fairly short, since it was a short month, but it’s got some good stuff in it. Highlights include:

Songs I liked, January 2023

I haven’t posted one of these for a while, but I have been keeping them going in my Spotify account. I should do a consolidated playlist of everything from last year, while I’m thinking about it. Anywho, these are the songs that caught my attention on Spotify last month.

Meet my newest project: News Mash

News Mash Logo

I just had two weeks of time off from work, and I didn’t travel or do much holiday celebration. What I did do was take the opportunity to work on a little personal project. I created a national news website which writes itself: It was an excellent excuse to learn how to code in … Read more

Homeassistant and Zigbee2MQTT on a QNAP NAS – USB dongle problems

I’ve been recently playing with getting Zigbee2MQTT working on my QNAP network attached storage device, and I ran into an interesting problem. In my case, I am running an QNAP TS-451+ with QTS (though it’s due for an update). For reasons, I am running my HA instance using Docker, rather than as LXC containers … Read more

It has been a long time with no updates.

Autumn time around here now.

I know that there’s every reason to keep this site up to date, but I never seem to find the time. I have been working on a visual refresh of the whole site, along with some improvements to ease the process of keeping things updated. Add to that the recent takeover of Twitter by that … Read more

Get the contents of a single file on Github using Guzzle and PHP

Recently I found myself needing to get most recent content of a single file from a private Github repo. It took me a while to figure out how to make it work using Guzzle, but once I got it, it was pretty simple to use. One of the caveats is that, regardless of the type … Read more