My site was hacked. Sort of.

April 14, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

A story of when abandoned tech gets assimilated for undesirable purposes. AKA when I inadvertently created a massive open spam proxy. (Although in fairness I can also now say that I have created a site that was creating literally thousands of hits per minute… which is pretty huge.) Excuses (Warning: […]

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Exchange Online Powershell on macOS

March 2, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

A while ago, I ‘eugh-ed’ over the steps required to get remote powershell working even in Windows. I think back then this would never have worked on macOS, but here we are, a little less than a year later, and I’ve for some reason got it working on macOS Big […]

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I finally moved my Music library to a NAS

January 29, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

A vaguely tech-related philosophical-ish thought-piece. Tedious irrelevant tech challenge #7582: I still buy music. On physical media. CD mainly. Tedious philosophical quandry #29: are streaming services eroding our emotional connection with music? I don’t know why I still buy physical media. The economics of it don’t really make sense when […]

GoPro still has an issue with some SanDisk SD cards

January 23, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

In true form for this blog of documenting obscure things that will be inconsequential to 99.999999% of normal people, here’s (yet) another. My — well-documented on Twitter, but as yet undocumented here — fallout with Drift Innovation’s Ghost cameras led me to emergency buy three GoPro Hero Session cameras – […]

Installing Disney+ app on a Sony Bravia 4k television

January 3, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

Well this was a “fun” little technology frustration. We wanted to get the Disney+ app on our Sony Bravia 4K HDR television – specifically – the Sony KD-55XD8005. By all accounts, Disney+ is supported on all Android-based televisions and ours is Android. Have heard from plenty of other people who […]

I built a router table.

December 28, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

This is a long overdue (and tedious) write-up of my experience of custom-building a router table. (Clarification: router as in r-OW-ter table as opposed to r-OO-ter (i.e. the box you get from your ISP for your home Wifi. The pronounciation is annoying, especially for someone who works in computers. Anyway.) […]

VMWare Fusion / Big Sur / Ubuntu / Black screen

December 5, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

Recently updated to macOS Big Sur. I’m not sure why I do this sort of thing quite so freely… I always naively assume everything will be OK. And so far, Big Sur vs Catalina is just a bit nightmare. I’m sure there’s a huge amount of “don’t like change” in […]