Fixing a faulty Roomba charger

Our Roomba (a old 533 pet series) stopped charging after a particularly nasty lightning storm and blackout – some initial testing, and guess work, narrowed the problem down to the charger and thankfully not the Roomba itself.

Hosted on the Cloud(flare)

I’m a bit of a Cloudflare fangirl. All my sites, personal and business, have sat behind Cloudflare for a long time. I tend to convert any new clients or employers to using them for DNS at the very least.

2021 CUOS appointments

I can remember the joy of CUOS2017 like it was yesterday. It’s a different sort of nerves than what RfA does to you, namely because you know the majority of the discussion goes on behind the scenes.

My head hurts

According to my site views, nearly 150 unique visitors saw my blog post the other day – normally I’d be pretty happy about that, but the post yesterday really wasn’t great. It’s not that it was badly written, but on reading it back today it just isn’t the type of post I want to making. Let me explain why…


Civility on the English Wikipedia is a surprisingly derisive topic – you wouldn’t think that “don’t be a dick” would cause a reaction other than “yeah, good idea”.


I’ve been having a bit of an emotional moment with Wikipedia – that would normally mean being a bit miffed at the wiki-politics, but lately its been a bit of a realisation that many of the editors I “started editing with” are disappearing, either fading away in activity or in the rare heartbreaking case, passing away.

Can’t U5 this!

I’ve toyed with the idea of a Wikipedia-focused blog for a little while – somewhere to more verbosely give my thoughts than the odd saracastic quip at ANI, but still detached enough that I don’t get in too much trouble for what I say.