Member of the
Australian Public Access Network Association
where I operate sleeper.apana.org.au.
Ekes out a living caring for the computers and network at the
of Engineering at a major
Check my Australian Railway pages for
information on the Australian railway scene.
I have taken many pictures of the Sydney Light Rail
Stuff I've written about -
- My electric boat project. I took our 30 year old 'family' motor boat and replaced it's dead petrol engine with electric power.
- I own a Kodak DC200 digital camera. (Now replaced by a Minolta D7i then a Oly E510, then an EM-1) I have
documented my experiences with using the camera and Linux. It's a lot easier these days - most camera's implement the USB 'Mass Storage' specification, so just show up as additional disk drives.
- The Commonweath
Bank's Netbank service works fine
with Linux. The bank however doesn't believe Linux is worth supporting. It does
work - see here. I have been using with Linux for
ages. Linux 2.4 has a slight problem due to a new IP feature that the bank refuses
to address. (They don't support Linux you see.)
- Also in the get the link
found vein is my MicroBee page, which contains information
about the fabled MicroBee Gamma system - of which I have a working (just)
- Sydney has two big 'Spring' bicycle events each year. I usually take a camera and photograph things on the run.
You may notice my spelling and grammer are not the best !. Hey im an
enjineer not a writer ! :-) .
The first version of this personal home page dates from around 1995. I
remember coding in html was considered Computer Science Honours material.
A year or
so later, even I was writing HTML then the .com boom hit and every one got into the
I want to watch DVDs on my PC under the operating system of my choice.
See how the DVD industry is fighting the development of Open Source DVD players
under the guise of 'They want to pirate our members' property'.
Actually I suspect they don't want the video disks to work on any computer
under any OS, but market forces got the better of them... DVDs were piratable
before CSS (Content Scambling System) was 'cracked' anyway. Cracking the CSS
system enables Open Source players far more than it enables pirates to steal
movie content. The movie studios remain unconvinced. (They don't like the idea
'pay once view many' anyway.)
Early in 2020 I lost my Leatherman 300 super tool. I'd had it over 20 years, being a present from my girlfriend who I sequently married. I think it bounced out of the pouch while I was riding
my bicycle home from work. The tool had significant sentimental value.
For my birthday this year (2020) my wife replaced the lost supertool. This one is engraved.
Should any one find a Leatherman supertool 300 with 'Matthew Geier' engraved on it, I would appreciate it's return!