Focus ST Performance Clutch Review

Introduction When the aftermarket for the Focus ST just started the first and only manufacturer of after market clutches was Spec. Putting a big turbo on the car I didn’t want to deal with the stock clutch not holding up due to the increased torque. I jumped on the Spec clutch (mainly because it was […]

Lua Template Engine Revisited

Introduction A while ago I wrote a template engine in Lua. This engine was fairly basic and I wrote it for work as a proof of concept. It was meant as a way to see this was a viable solution. After moving forward with the project I found that the engine was usable but it […]

KDocker 5.0 Released

I’m pleased to announce that with the help of Dave Butcher KDocker has been updated to use Qt 5! See what I did there with the version number. This release doesn’t introduce any new features. It’s so KDocker can remain useful and not become one more piece of software that you can’t use on modern […]

Effective Threading Using Qt

Effective Threading Using Qt Introduction Over the years using Qt I’ve seen a lot of difficulty using threads with Qt. Threads can be difficult and Qt provides a lot of ways to make threads easy to work with. Still basic / direct / low level threading (I’ll just call this basic) is often seen as […]

SSL Only

I’ve made my blog and other personal sites SSL only starting today. Other sites I maintain such as Sigil’s site isn’t impacted by this decision. At this point it’s a recommended practice. Due to this I’ve decided to go with SSL only connections here. Note: I’m using the term SSL because it’s the common way […]

Sigil 0.8.6 Released

This release is a maintenance release of the 0.8.x series and fixes a few critical bugs that could cause Sigil to crash. You can find binary packages here and the change log, here. Finally, the sha256 checksum for the checksum file is 732773ec4fc73ab2ba29584130833b53d96c6c1296c433d889f2cd4b55d565be. The Mac package is signed by my signing key (John Schember) and […]

Sigil 0.8.5 Released

This release is a maintenance release of the 0.8.x series and fixes a few critical bugs. Currently 0.8.x is the being maintained for critical fixes while the 0.9.0 is being worked on. You can find binary packages here and the change log, here. Finally, the sha256 checksum for the checksum file is c34fe0e4d5d7fac3347a23e0644b1e72c6250579cc1939c625911d03800e967f. The Mac […]

KDocker 4.9 Released

There are two big changes on the KDocker front. First I’ve released version 4.9. It still used Qt 4 and has a few bug fixes. Contributions from Dave Butcher were the main reason for the release. Also, KDocker is no longer hosted on Launchpad. It has moved to GitHub at (https://github.com/user-none/KDocker). The plan is the […]

Why Fedora (and RedHat) is Ruining Linux

A bug was opened against KDocker the other day. Now bugs aren’t a bad thing and typically they are user error so they get closed out as invalid. Sometimes they’re real issues which get looked into and fixed. On very rare occasions they’re dictations/demands. I’ve edited the post to include the contents of the bug report here […]