Testing WireViz

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

I wanted to play with the WireViz Python package, which makes pretty wire diagrams. Installation was pretty easy, just created a virtualenv and installed with pip:

pip install wireviz

Documentation is pretty limited, but looking through the tutorials and the data models you get a pretty good idea of what …

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Raspberry Pi File Server

Friday, June 12, 2020

This is just some quick notes (for myself) of how I recently setup my Raspberry Pi as a file server. The goal was to have a shared folder so that a Sonos could play music from it. The data would be backed via a microSD card plugged into USB.

  1. Update …
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Matrix Live Interview

Thursday, March 12, 2020

I was interviewed for Matrix Live as part of last week’s This Week in Matrix. I talked a bit about my background and my experiences contributing to Mozilla (as part of Instantbird and Thunderbird projects) as well as what I will be working on for Synapse, the reference implementation …

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New Position at New Vector

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

I’m excited to share that a few weeks ago I started a new position at New Vector! They’re the company behind Matrix, “an open network for secure, decentralized communication”.

I’ll be working on the reference backend server software used in Matrix (Synapse). The tech stack overlaps with …

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Squashing Django Migrations

Monday, January 27, 2020

The Django migration system is great for modifying your database schema after a database is live. If you’re like me, you quickly end up with many 10s or 100s of migrations. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, but there’s a few cases where it gets tiresome to …

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