Great Moments in Software Engineering – Few and Far Between

Every now and then as a software engineer you do something that leaves you feeling awesome.  It’s rare though.  I’d say there are maybe a couple of days a year I leave a client’s site thinking “That’s was something cool today”.  Of those couple of days a year days even fewer ever manage to make you go … More Great Moments in Software Engineering – Few and Far Between

Arduino Door Controller – Being Frugal with RAM

So I had the opportunity this weekend to spend some time finally starting development work with my Arduino. A simple start I thought – import some libraries and start cranking out the code. As I’ve mentioned previously I’m planning on working on a smart door lock for my house with RFID and potentially other sensors … More Arduino Door Controller – Being Frugal with RAM

How To Passthrough Physical SATA Disk on ESXi 5.5 Host to Virtual Machine

Something I thought would be really easy to do in VMWare turned out not to be. Whilst setting up my new ESXi host I found a couple of old external SATA hard disk caddies where the caddies or PSUs had broken but the disks were fine. It seemed like a good opportunity to remove the … More How To Passthrough Physical SATA Disk on ESXi 5.5 Host to Virtual Machine