Mathias' Blog

Occasional musings and technical posts…

01 Jan 2021

Charitable Giving, Redux

Well, 2020 went exactly as I had planned…. not. COVID-19 completely disrupted life, and put into even starker con...
01 Jan 2021

In praise of the HDHomeRun

Over 13 years ago, SiliconDust released the first of its HDHomeRun devices. These are pretty nifty network-attached TV t...
27 Dec 2020

A RaspberryPi Stargate

Here’s a pretty nifty project I saw recently!
12 Dec 2020

SpaceX Starship SN8

Scientific progress goes boink, er, boom!
05 Dec 2020

I35 Emergency Landing

A pretty impressive emergency landing – avoiding the light poles and cars on the highway. Luckily it sounds like e...
04 Dec 2020

Arecibo Observatory collapse

Following two cable breaks in November, this past Tuesday the radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory finally collaps...
19 Nov 2020

SpaceX Crew-1 Recap

We’re truly living in the future now, with commercial contract crews going to space!
08 Nov 2020

Remembering Alex Trebek

Who was an incredible host every week? Answer: Alex Trebek.
08 Nov 2020

President-elect Joe Biden's Acceptance Speech

It is such a breath of fresh air to have someone who can actually give a speech and is capable of carrying on a coherent...
07 Nov 2020

Donald: You're Fired!

I’ve been waiting a long time to say this: Donald, you’re fired! The Presidential race has finally been call...