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

Songs I liked, November 2020

New month, new playlist. 25 songs, 1hr 44min. Highlights this month: a couple of boss Clipping. tracks. a new cEvin Key single! new Aesop Rock, including stuff from his new album, Spirit World Field Guide. new Run The Jewels single from Cyberpunk 2077 several new things from Tycho. Enjoy!

Songs I liked, September 2020

New month, new playlist!Highlights include: A Meat Beat Manifesto song from 2019 A brand new Aesop Rock single A Future Sound of London track from the new Cascade 2020 disk An Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah track about Lake Shore Drive from 1971 My two favorite songs from the new Public Enemy album, Loud is Not Enough

Songs I liked, August 2020

It’s the first of the month, so that means a new playlist. Highlights of this one: A weird Nirvana-sample-based hip hop track featuring Pharoahe Monche Out-of-character punk tracks from Mindless Self Indulgence and Destroy Boys An Aesop Rock track from the Bushwick soundtrack A bunch of lo-fi synthwave tracks that sound like they were recorded … Read more

Songs I liked, July 2020

New month, new playlist. Songs which caught my attention in July 2020. Highlights include:– a new single from Squarepusher– a super-sassy song from the Koreatown Oddity– a re-released Prince track from 1979– a 15-min long Tool track. Aren’t they all.– a brand new remix from Tycho, with a distinctly Japanese vibe. 43 songs (wow!), 3 … Read more