HJKL all the things!

If you are a Vim user, you will hopefully have been using HJKL and to navigate your documents, rather than the arrow keys. However I like to take this idea a little further. Well, a lot further. But why? It can seem like an odd thing to someone who has never tried it, however the more you use it the more you notice the micro inefficiencies that come from reaching [Read More]

Traditional Jazz Primer

I'm a Lindy Hop dancer and thankfully that has exposed me to the very niche genre of Traditional Jazz, Trad for short. It can also be referred to as Hot Jazz, Dixieland Jazz or NOLA / New Orleans Jazz, although the latter is usually a slightly different sound. Trad Jazz appears to be the most agreed upon term though. I'd also like to say, I'm not an expert, just some guy [Read More]

Mixxx for Swing DJ's - A quick guide

Mixxx is an open source program designed for electronic DJ's, and has a lot of features for specialist DJ hardware, and live mixing. Which is great and all, but for jazz music at a dance event all that stuff isn't really necessary. However it is great to be able to take advantage of some of the more basic functions that Mixxx provides that you won't find in other music players. [Read More]

MongoDB Performance on ZFS and Linux

This was written during my time at Clock. Here at Clock we love ZFS, and have been running it in production on our Linux file servers for several years. It provides us with numerous excellent features, such as snapshotting, incremental send/receive, and transparent compression. With the recent release of Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 official support for ZFS is now here, and we are keen to integrate it fully into [Read More]

FZF & RipGrep - Navigate with bash faster than ever before

I've always had fzf and ripgrep on my radar, and I've finally gotten around to using them together. Good lord it makes a world of difference, especially when added to Vim as well as Bash. Add the following snippet to your ~/.bashrc, this add's fzf keybindings to bash and gets fzf to use ripgrep by default for faster searching. [ -f ~/.fzf.bash ] && source ~/.fzf.bash export FZF_DEFAULT_ [Read More]

About Me

Hello! I'm Owen, after working in Lausanne Switzerland, I decided to quit my job and go travelling for as long as I could. That adventure has taken me all around America and back to Herrang for the summer. I'm now thinking of staying in Sweden, so if you know of a company that could use someone with my skills let me know! Previously I worked at Clock Ltd, and learned [Read More]