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Signing for a Delivery

Is scribbling something illegible on a piece of paper or LCD pad really a good way for signing for something? We do it when receiving packages, and paying with a credit card, it not only seems archaic but really pointless.

Typically the person asking us to scribble does not confirm ...

Create Screenshot in Chrome

In the latest version of Chrome Canary, a beta channel for the browser, a new featured was added to the DevTools responsive layout allowing you to easily create a screenshot, including a mobile frame.

IP Address

It is possible to represent an IPv4 address in different formats than the common x.x.x.x notation. An IPv4 address is simply a 32-bit number, or a 4-byte number with each section representing a byte.

For example using my mkaz.com IP address: 45.79.78.169

Converting ...

Running Stats 2015

A year in review for my running in 2015, see previous years 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Another weak year of running, the encouraging part is I've been more motivated late in the year. I'm aiming to be more consistent for 2016, and hope to get another race or ...

Set the Featured Image in WordPress

I started my photo blog in 2005 and over the past 10 years run it on several different platforms, hosts and software. I started with a bunch of scripts I created myself, bounced around from self-hosted WordPress to Tumblr, back to self-hosted WordPress, back to custom scripts to WordPress.com ...

Running Stats 2014

A year in review for my running in 2014, sadly I didn't get a single run in 2013, you can see 2011 and 2012 stats. Two kids under two does not leave much free time.

I got a bit back on track in 2014, but still a bit behind ...

The cost of inspiration

The mission was a failure! What a waste of money! These are a few dissenting views of the Rosetta / Philae space mission, especially now since the lander's battery has been depleted. People are debating if the planning was done right, did it accomplish all of the science experiments. All ...

Testing Clients to an HTTP API in Go

An example on how to test a client which calls out to an external API, without requiring the API server to be up and running. From Testing Techniques video by Andrew Gerrand at Google I/O 2014.

Go has a standard library net/http/httptest which you can use to ...