VNC eats keypresses

20220126 - updated - fix detailed at the bottom. I use i3wm locally and on my remote desktop, and have the move-to-workspace shortcut configured as Shift+Mod4+$number (so Shift+Windows key+[0-9]). When using my local i3, Shift+Mod4+2 and Shift+Mod4+3 moves the active window to…

Introducing Kevin

As a family, we have been talking about a doggy joining us. The pandemic put things on hold as we know how important early socialisation is for puppy development. As we were heading out of our lock-downs and with vaccination rates on the rise, we started looking. We found a…

The blog, revived

A good few years ago, I discontinued my web presence beyond LinkedIn and purged many of my websites, including this blog. Today I am reviving the site. Welcome back.…

Reflections from a trip to South America

Just after I returned from Peru, I posted that I'd learned a number of things on the trip, but I'd hold off writing about them until I'd processed all the pictures and written most of the posts. ¬†Well, I still need to write about the Inca trail, but here goes…

Writing styles

"Your writing style is sometimes (the way I see it) a ¬†combination of brevity, bluntness and maybe, a whiff of sarcasm delivered with a fair degree of panache" - a colleague…