• Background noise with Bose QC35 headphones

    I use Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones quite a bit at work where I’ve got them paired to my Windows 10 PC. One of the few downsides I face every once in a while is that the mic on the headphones ends up piping in background noise into the headphones. I pretty much never use the headphones for actual calls, so…

  • Wildcards in Word

    This is mostly a note to self, but may be useful to others trying to figure out or remember how to search for end of lines in Word and replace with a character. The case I almost always need to do this is taking a long list of people’s email addresses in some sort of list and converting it into…

  • Domain renewal rate raised from $13 to $990

    I’ve collected several domain names over the years. It’s almost always the first step I take after having a new idea for a project. The hard reality though is I rarely end up getting to a second step. Basically, I’ve become a collector of pretty uninteresting domain names. Anyway, I’m used to getting renewal notification mails every so often and…

  • GuitarTube.org: Help me get spread the word!

    I’ve been working on a site for a few weeks now and think it’ll be useful for guitar players (new and experienced). It’s called GuitarTube.org and it’s essentially a backing track search engine that makes it really easy for you to find a track to jam/improvise to. On top of that, it shows you a chart of the fretboard with the…

  • Git + SSH + PuTTY/Pageant headaches

    Here’s a bug I’ve struggled with for a while now but finally found a workaround. I have Git repos spread across GitHub, BitBucket, VSTS/TFS, and GitLab. Recently, I’ve switched to only using SSH for connecting to all my repos. Somewhere along the way though, I started to run into problems and flaky experiences. For example, I finally tried Visual Studio’s new support for SSH-based Git…