Teavana Thermometer Battery Replacement

Introduction Teavana has a thermometer with a timer that allows you to get your tea to the correct temperature and then steep for the correct amount of time. The problem with them is they come with limited instructions. There is nothing provided on how to replace the battery. I’d rather not throw out a perfectly […]

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 […]