Author Archives: DocDock

dipping your toes into the ocean with Mermaid

It began with a great idea. “lets do our systems graphs in such a way we can version them in GIT” Anyway, I believe that is how it started.  I was then told that perhaps the open source tool Mermaid … Continue reading

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Stupid postman tricks

First the technology. RESTful calls are actually pretty cool. It is neat to simply send off a GET or POST message and extract or update the server with vital information. I am not going to write up a long article, … Continue reading

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Better late than never – LED cube

A few weeks back I did my blog “Just making it – a new cube” which was my experiences doing my next led cube.  This cube was an 8x8x8 cube.  The only thing that I didn’t do was to put … Continue reading

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A thought experiment

There are a lot of words and concepts in the world that are bad.  just one example of this is the suffix “ist”. sexist racist white nationalist ageist exhibitionist bigamist chauvinist Depending on your own personal circumstances it is easy … Continue reading

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The Expert, helpful neighbor and friend

The problem was a project I built for my boys was no longer working.  I put everything together just a few months back and one of the relays was now failing me.  The actual problem was the switch no longer … Continue reading

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Whose fault is it anyway

I guess I never really believed that a lot of the news organizations were being overtly “liberal” with an agenda.  It seemed to me that any individual writer(s) may have a personal opinion and that is perhaps why he wrote the … Continue reading

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Just making it – a new cube

Some time back, I had a fair amount lot of free time.  I spent the time working with a friend in the evenings to create my own LED cube from scratch.  It was actually quite a bit of fun, the electronics … Continue reading

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Smartphone maintence

Some things are really glamorous. New Shiny smart phones New Computers Fancy New Development methodologies Heck, just about anything that is not only new to you but brand new on the market is pretty cool. However, there can be things … Continue reading

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Excessive tracking and yet probably ineffective

I was reading an article on Arstechnica about tracking inbound cars in without a warrent or individualized suspicion.[1] To me this seems a bit ridiculous and overbearing.  I am rather curious what you need to be doing that both looks … Continue reading

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Roses are red, forests are green …

“I was with the president of Finland and he said: ‘We have, much different, we are a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation. And they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and … Continue reading

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