Gareth Waymark

100daystooffload 2022

15 / 100 posts so far

So Much Has Changed

23 July, 2022

It has been a while since I last posted but for good reason. I recently graduated and started a new job so things have been very different.

Embedded Tdd Series

23 May, 2022

I recently posted about my little environmental sensor that I built. I have been reading a lot about Test Driven Development (TDD) and wondered if it was worth re-writing the software following this methodology.

Last Lecture

13 May, 2022

Today I am attending the last university lecture of my degree. It’s been five years since I began my degree. What felt like an huge risk quickly became my new normal.

A Change Of Heart

23 April, 2022

Recently I’ve been preparing for job interviews and one of the things that I thought about was which operating system would I be expected to work with. At first I assumed it would be Windows but then I thought that it might not be.

Three Months In

03 April, 2022

It’s been three months since I decided to commit to a single distro for a year. openSUSE Leap 15.3 has become my dependable friend during the final months of my degree.

Stressful Times

21 March, 2022

This is the first post for a few weeks now. A lot has been happening with uni and now job hunting. I’ve sat exams and moved onto the last three modules before graduating.

I Need To Get Some Exercise

17 February, 2022

Through my twenties I was very active and used to train for triathlon events. During my late twenties/early thirties I used to cycle the ten miles to work each morning and cycle home again. My bike was my primary method of commuting as we only had one car and my wife would drive to work.

A Month On Opensuse

02 February, 2022

Having made a new year resolution to stay on the same linux distro for a year I thought I would reflect on how it’s going.

Goodbye Wordle

01 February, 2022

I read in the news this morning that the online word guessing game Wordle has been sold to the New York Times for a seven figure sum.

Using Mkdocs

27 January, 2022

I’ve got involved in a project at uni that aims to design and build an autonomous aircraft that can deliver payloads to target areas. It occurred to me the other day that myself and the other members of the team would benefit from some kind of knowledge base.

Migrating From Google To Nextcloud

22 January, 2022

I’ve been pondering about whether to move my online photo storage from google to a Nextcloud server. After I setup NoIP to open up my home server to the internet I finally made the jump.

Introducing Navybear

16 January, 2022

This is an introduction to one of my older projects which, unlike a lot of my projects, is actually useful.

Isolation Update

15 January, 2022

It has been four days since I started isolating with my 5yo daughter who tested positive for Covid on Tuesday 11th.

Stuck Indoors With Covid

14 January, 2022

It has finally happened. Covid has breached our defences. My 5yo daughter came home from school on Tuesday with a headache and a temperature.

New Year Resolution

04 January, 2022

Another new year is upon us and so are the obligatory life changes that are going to solve all our problems. I don’t announce any new year resolutions as I hardly ever stick to them, however, I have thought of something that could be appropriate.