Zoom, enhance, zoom some more.

Not long ago I had the privilege of meeting Speo, creator of MagicDSC and overall astronomy hobbyist/fanatic, in-person. Thanks again for the crash course on sky watching – I look forward to fiddling with your project more while embracing the hidden beauty of the night sky. Suffice to say, I’m now the owner of a …

My Kubernetes Quickstart Workshop Experience

Last week I held a Kubernetes Quickstart Workshop as part of the TOHacks 2022 Hype Week. Together, we went over some basic Kubernetes concepts, API resources, and the problems they solved relative to non-cloud native architecture. As part of this workshop I created some simple K8s cheat-sheets/material, along with a whole new Kubernetes cluster which …

TOHacks 2022 — Summer’s around the corner, time to get your hacks in order.

You like code, we like code. Let’s write some sweet, sweet code — together. TOHacks 2022 — Toronto’s foremost hackathon will be closing applications on May 23rd. Now is the time to register for a chance to win some cool Apple swag, an opportunity to build a wicked awesome solution and a guarantee to learn …

Let’s talk mods. Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios acquires Activision Blizzard

The $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard now places Microsoft as the 3rd largest gaming company behind Tencent and Sony; setting in stone once and for all the significance of Microsoft Gaming. With huge franchise titles such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft now under their belt, we can expect the next …

Registering a VM created by a slightly newer version of ESXi

Related to the previous post, I’ve downgraded one of my ESXi hosts to ESXi 7U1c in a fit of frustration and sleep deprivation. Now comes the headache of re-configuring this host, along with registering VMs that were created by a newer version of ESXi 7. Specifically, 7U2. Et eu, VMs? Now I didn’t really use …

VMware ESXi 7U2 – Host losing access to SD card

Since Fall of 2021 when I upgraded from ESXi 7U1c to 7U2a, I’ve noticed several times when my host would lose access to its internal SD card. My setup is pretty standard – Dell’s custom ESXi image installed on my R830’s internal dual SD module (IDSDM). After around 16-20 days of uptime, the host would …

The TOHacks 2021 Digest

2021 was an eccentric one, riddled with changes from the widespread indoctrinate of remote work and study programs to virtual everything. Meetings, workshops and hackathons are but a few things we have had to deliver 100% digitally. In spite of all this, we were not deterred. Our TOHacks 2021 hackathon ended up being one of …

Collaborative hacking with Visual Studio Live Share

When hacking in a team, there are always some problem that devolves into peer programming. In a physical Hackathon, this is but a chair roll away. When virtual, your options become more limited. Either one person shares their screen at 5 frames per second over Zoom, or git is involved in ways it definitely should …