Category Archives: MicroBlog


January 28, 2023

After a 25 year break, I am back competing in chess tournaments. Almost everything has changed, except for how much I love the game.


October 15, 2020

Heartbroken. Today was a sad day. So sad that tomorrow has no option other than being better than today.


May 3, 2020

Episode 16 of has everything from Tractors to Raspberry Pi-powered ventilators, alongside the usual privacy & security chatter and tech for kids:

  • Todd has a technical epiphany in the pre-show
  • The usual chat about Security and Privacy is focused around COVID-19 contact tracing
  • Raspberry Pi powered ventilators
  • Todd goes on a shopping spree
  • Quick thoughts on the iPhone SE (2020)
  • Kids and messaging apps


April 11, 2020

Episode 15 of the podcast is now available. We talk about:

  • Our experience with homeschooling the kids
  • Working from home
  • Zoom’s privacy issues
  • To buy or not to buy an iPad for the kids
  • Nick’s new job
  • … and much more


December 15, 2019

Episode 11 of the podcast is now available. We talk about:

  • Coke vs Pepsi, and why the choice is easy for Nick
  • Follow up on our 10th episode anniversary
  • RIP Google Cloud Print
  • Todd’s next phone will be made by Microsoft
  • Lots of thoughts on Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • … and much more


November 19, 2019

Making Episode 10 of the podcast has been the most fun yet. We cover:

  • Open floor plans vs Private Office. Bonus: Keyboard clickiness
  • Rainbows and unicorns
  • Honey, macaroons, bread, yogurt, and strawberry jam
  • Kids: birthday parties, sickness avoidance
  • … and much more


November 15, 2019

‪It was a pleasure to speak to the Wellington ICT graduate students today.‬

I remember being in their shoes just a couple of… decades ago. Oh dear.