ABOUT

I'm an aerospace engineer living on Vancouver Island and passionate about hardware hacking, derivatives trading, finance, infosec & cryptography, elections integrity, World War II combat flight simulators, and ultimate frisbee.

When COVID happened I figured like most people that it wouldn't be such a long haul. I learned to cook the 5 mother sauces and played a lot of video games. As the pandemic and lockdowns stretched on I figured I'd start blogging about things that interest me. This is my personal blog-combination-notebook where I gradually collect articles that I write about topics that interest me that may or may not have any value to anyone else.

This is a living notebook, kinda like a wiki but way more cumbersome to edit. Here be dragons, and typos, etc.

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ARTICLES:

November 2022

Algorithmic Trading Series Part 2: Validating Assumptions

Part 2 of a series on algorithmic trading, in which I examine some assumptions I made in part 1.

September 2022

Multithreaded TCP Server in Common Lisp

Some learning as I solve Challenge 0 of Protohackers in Common Lisp by writing a multithreaded TCP Echo Server.

August 2022

SBCL Timers

Notes to self regarding a gotcha in SBCL's implementation for the next time I try to mess around with Common Lisp timers.

February 2022

Algorithmic Trading Series Part 1: Modelling

The first in what I hope will be a long series of posts about quantitative finance, algorithmic trading, and markets in general.

October 2021

IPv6 Prefix Delegation on the EdgeRouter X

Setting up IPv6 Prefix Delegation on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X SFP, on my fibre-to-the-home connection from Telus.

July 2021

Server Name Indication (SNI) in dovecot and postfix

A small erratum for the wonderful Workaround.org ISPmail guide, and a howto for getting SNI working with dovecot and postfix.

June 2021

PRO @ COOKING

A nod to Pure Pwnage, and a friendly dig at the excessive page weight of most cooking blogs.

March 2021

RASPI GARDENER

Augmented gardening with embedded systems and push notifications to my phone.

January 2021

BLOGGING WITH ORG-MODE AND GNU MAKE

I've tried I think all the static site generators at this point and most of them are over-engineered for my use case so I wrote my own ultra-minimalist one.

December 2020

DEVELOPING IN C# WITH .NET CORE AND EMACS

Troll your friends and coworkers by writing C# in Emacs, with "intellisense" code-completion!

October 2020

UNIFI-CATION

Upgrading my home network by installing some Ubiquiti UniFi gear.