Midnight Cheese Archive

This is a list of every post on Midnight Cheese, all on one page.

Contributing to the Internet Archive's DLARC

Amateur Radio Weekly newsletter added to the DLARC.

January 06, 2024

First POTA Activation

Activating K-2965 at Paris Landing State Park

December 23, 2023

The State of Linux on a PowerMac G5 October 2023

Debian rules and Gentoo drools.

September 26, 2023

Introducing NetFinder - The Definitive Ham Radio Net Directory

NetFinder is a new project serving as the central source of net information among Amateur Radio operators.

April 18, 2023

Hacking the University Mac Lab

A short story about hacking the library Macintosh lab at the University of Tennessee.

March 08, 2023

Survey Results: Ham Radio Nets

These are the findings from a survey about amateur radio nets and how people discover them.

January 02, 2023

Apple Watch Owners: How do you rely on this thing?

After wearing an Apple Watch nearly 24/7 for the last 6 months I switched back to my Fitbit.

August 03, 2022

Yoshi Sodeoka Rides the Psychedelic Wave

A blend of analog and digital signals interacting, shifting in shape and color, and creating a sometimes-dizzying barrage of visual intensity.

May 29, 2022

Wasting an Evening with distcc

The number of roadblocks when working with Gentoo day-to-day feels higher than it used to be.

April 25, 2022

My First Experience with the Internet

My first experience with the Internet in August of 1994.

December 08, 2021

Twitter on a 2nd Generation Kindle

Vintage web with a free internet connection.

May 25, 2021

Moving from Hexo to 11ty

This site is now generated using the static site generator, Eleventy.

March 29, 2021

Open Firmware DEFAULT CATCH! code=300

Addressing Open Firmware errors on an old PowerBook G3.

October 06, 2020

What's the goal? Amateur Radio license changes

If we want younger voices with new thought leadership and new technology ideas, let's give Techs more room to participate.

August 02, 2020

First Things First Manifesto

Designers as individuals are responsible for the unfortunate state of our society.

May 12, 2020

Apple Dashboard and how Widgets nearly ruled the world

iPhone third-party apps would all be web based, driven by Webkit.

December 14, 2019

Product Management: Any Given Day

Documenting a single day in the shoes of a Product Manager.

June 22, 2018

APRS beacon with Uputronics GPS Board and a Raspberry Pi 3

A step-by-step guide to using an Uputronics GPS board with a Raspberry Pi.

February 10, 2018

The Antenna on Rocky Top

A visit to the University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club.

November 12, 2017

Sabbatical: First Aurora at High Level

If one could visualize the wind, that would be my best description of aurora.

July 09, 2017

Sabbatical: Thunderstorms at Jackfish Lake in Saskatchewan

As evening crept in there was a fantastic lightning show.

April 25, 2017

Sabbatical: Family in Minnesota and crossing the Canadian border

The entire area is beautiful. Far away from everything. Exceptionally peaceful.

March 16, 2017

Sabbatical: Background, preparation, and hitting the road

When holding a globe, Yellowknife is one of the most Northern cities marked on the map of North America.

March 07, 2017

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: First Impressions

The user is forced to pay attention to two output devices.

January 17, 2017

Super Simple APRS Position Reporter

This project idea has been in response to the more hardware heavy Raspberry Pi projects that involve extra TNC hardware, additional sound cards, and custom cabling.

December 13, 2015

Hiking Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield holds roughly 200 acres of alpine tundra.

January 03, 2015

Introducing Amateur Radio Weekly

An email newsletter published every Saturday featuring the most interesting links shared in the ham radio community.

December 09, 2014

SpaceX-4 Lanuch & NASA Social: A Homecoming

Every once in a while we'd sit in her house and notice the windows begin to rattle. We all knew that meant NASA was launching a Shuttle.

September 16, 2014

Decoding Data Packets From the International Space Station

With a magnet mount antenna I heard data packets from the International Space Station.

June 21, 2014

Building the Softrock Ensemble RXTX

The receive functionality is fantastic, while setting up the software is a nightmare.

April 07, 2014

Raspberry Pi + Node.js + Socket.IO + Twitter Streaming API = Internet Bliss

A tiny web app that displays new Tweets as they roll in from a Twitter User Stream.

February 27, 2014

Building an RSS Reader With Meteor

Using Meteor and Google Feed API to build an RSS reader.

June 27, 2013

Amateur Radio

Earning my Amateur Radio license and jumping into the world of Ham Radio.

November 09, 2012

Republic Wireless Review

Republic Wireless is geared toward users who spend most of their time in an environment with persistent Wi-Fi.

November 07, 2012

A quick how-to with the aprs.fi API

Pulling data from the aprs.fi API.

September 11, 2012

Old Stones River Road

Old Stones River Road was abandonded when building Percy Priest Lake.

January 07, 2012

Switching From WordPress to Octopress

Documenting the move from WordPress to Octopress and static site generation.

November 03, 2011

Displaying Twitter and Weather on your Arduino LCD Screen

Displaying tweets, the top Twitter trends, and the current weather on a 16x2 LCD screen powered by an Arduino

October 28, 2011

10K Apart Weather App

A location based weather app designed for 10K Apart.

October 04, 2011

Podcastin' with Jawgrind

Talking web development with Trey and Stephen on the Jawgrind podcast.

September 05, 2011

Seedling: A Garden Tracking App

Seedling was a web app built to track progress in the garden.

August 29, 2011

Broadcast iTunes AirPlay Tracks to Campfire Chat with TrackFire

Using AppleScript to display iTunes AirPlay tracks in a Campfire chat.

June 08, 2011

bbbrowser: Fun with the Dribbble API

bbbrowser displayed the Dribbble firehose of newest shots before the API was locked down by the new oweners.

June 08, 2011

Arduino, LCD and Plexiglass

Building a plexiglass container for an Arduino and a 16x2 LCD screen.

May 14, 2011

My iPhoneTracker Map

iPhoneTracker Map pulls location data from your iPhone and displays it on a map.

April 19, 2011

Honda Indy Grand Prix at Barber: Photos

Photos from various races at the 2011 Honda Indy Grand Prix at the Barber Motorspots Complex in Alabama.

April 09, 2011

Nissan Leaf Review

An early test drive of the Nissan Leaf at Nissan's Franklin headquarters in 2011.

March 25, 2011

Bulging MacBook Pro Battery

Discovering a buldging MacBook Pro battery tucked away in a drawer.

February 19, 2011

Just Another Nashville Snowpocalypse

Snow in Nashville is always bad news for the commute.

February 09, 2011

Rolex 24 Series Race at Daytona 2011

Experiencing the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in 2011.

February 01, 2011

Another Middle Tennessee Snow

Snow in the Nahville area is always an event to behold.

January 25, 2011

Tennessee Traffic Widget Version 2.0

Announcing the release of version 2.0 or the Tennessee Traffic Widget for OS X Dashboard.

January 16, 2011

Tall Snowman

A really tall snowman.

January 11, 2011

5 Things I Learned in 2010

A look back at what I learned during 2010.

January 05, 2011

Snow Shadow

Streetlight falling on vegetation casting shadows on fresh snow.

December 12, 2010

Lake Elsinore California

Driving through the California hills near Lake Elsinore.

November 23, 2010

Finally Free of Comcast

A look back at all the times Comcast did us wrong.

October 24, 2010

How to Turn a Google Mini into a Home Server

The Google Mini was a search appliance that many companies used to power search on their website or index documents on their intranet.

October 17, 2010

Ohio Metro Buses Run Nashville MTA Routes

That time Cincinnati lent buses to Nashville.

October 14, 2010

Fiery Gizzard Trail

Hiking the Fiery Gizzard Trail in South Cumberland State Park.

September 14, 2010

Small Design Mod

Midnightcheese.com design refresh

September 13, 2010

Fall Garden Sprouting

Fall garden progress.

September 13, 2010

Good-Bye AT&T. Hello iPhone 3G on T-Mobile

Switching from AT&T to T-mobile

August 26, 2010

AT&T Fears a Verizon iPhone, Big Time

AT&T's survey questions are hyper-focused on Verizon.

August 26, 2010

Cucumbers & Peppers

Gardening success!

August 04, 2010

The Maine Trip (aka Jeff's Wedding)

Live-blogging a roadtrip from Jacksonville, Florida to Bangor, Maine.

July 25, 2010

Chihuly at Cheekwood

Photos from the Chihuly exhibit at Cheekwood.

July 22, 2010

Cable Modem and Router on Solar Power

Powering a cable modem using a solar panel, marine battery, and inverter.

July 19, 2010

Garden Update - Stunted Growth, Yellow Leaves

Gardening isn't always successful on the first try.

July 17, 2010

NOAA Weather/Radio Fax over Shortwave Radio

Receiving weather fax images from NOAA over sortwave radio.

July 13, 2010

My 16mm Short Film

16mm film project from undgergrad at the University of Tennessee.

July 12, 2010

Kodak Zi8 Sample Footage

Sample video from a Kodak Zi8 1080p pocket video recorder.

June 30, 2010

Weather Alert Script for your Home Server

Using the beep command to signal weather alerts.

May 22, 2010

How High is Percy Priest Lake?

Monitoring the level of Percy Priest Lake after the historic 2010 Nashville flood.

May 05, 2010

Flooding in the Bordeaux Area

Images of the 2010 historic Nashville flood.

May 05, 2010

Historic Flooding in Middle Tennessee

Account of driving around Nashvile on the day of the historic 2010 flood.

April 30, 2010

Stones River Prior to Percy Priest Lake

A view into the Stones River prior to Percy Priest Dam and Percy Priest Lake.

April 27, 2010

Candor Gallery Bringing The Hits

Candor Gallery continues to see strong engagement.

April 27, 2010

TrendMeme: Search and Rank the Trends

Vote and rank current trends on Twitter.

April 18, 2010

Hooking up a Parallel LCD to Arduino

Connecting 16x2 LCD screen to an Arduino board.

March 28, 2010

The Big 150,000

Hitting 150,000 miles on the jetta.

March 23, 2010

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening for the very first time.

March 23, 2010

The Acclaim Trip

Flying to Baltimore to pick up a 1995 Plymouth Acclaim with only 38,000 miles.

March 04, 2010

Facebook thinks I like Toilets

Targeted toilet ads.

March 04, 2010

How Much Does Apple Loathe Flash?

Classic Apple, shaming Flash during a keynote.

February 08, 2010

Nashville Snow Photos

Photos from Nashville's biggest snow since 2003.

January 30, 2010

How to Cure Adobe's Laziness

5 things Adobe can do to save itself.

January 30, 2010

Nissan Leaf Event Nashville

For around-town applications, the Leaf looks promising.

January 17, 2010

New Year's Eve on the Beach

Photos from the beach at midnight on New Year's in Seaside.

December 31, 2009

Funky Apple Magic Mouse Panel Design

November 03, 2009

NaNoDrawMo 2009

November 02, 2009

Fall Color at Savage Gulf

November 01, 2009

The True Cost of Owning a Car

October 04, 2009

Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

September 23, 2009

Best Google Reader Feature Ever

September 18, 2009

Jolicloud Review

August 20, 2009

Shepard Fairey Stickers

July 05, 2009

Murfreesboro Tornado

April 10, 2009

It pays to buy local

April 02, 2009

1 Year Time Lapse of Weather Alerts

March 09, 2009

Nashville Tea Party

February 27, 2009

100,000 Miles

February 15, 2009

DTV Antenna Success

February 01, 2009

Do-it-yourself Digital TV Antenna

January 30, 2009

Kitty Litter Cam!

January 23, 2009

I've Cancelled XM for Pandora

January 12, 2009

The Housing Situation on our Street

January 11, 2009

Night Snow

December 12, 2008

3 Months of Radar

November 28, 2008

New Police Sub-station opens in Lake Forrest

November 25, 2008

Photos from the UT Vs. Wyoming Game

November 09, 2008

Gasoline without Ethanol = ~13% more MPG

November 09, 2008

Setting my favorite computer free

September 24, 2008

2 months using AT&T & the iPhone

September 23, 2008

All Burned and Melted

August 28, 2008

NOAA Weather Alert Time Lapse

August 08, 2008

There was no avoiding it, really

July 29, 2008

Excellent Presentation of Election Data

July 29, 2008

Internet Weather URLs from 1995

July 13, 2008

My Monitor During the WWDC Keynote

June 09, 2008

MTA Bus Ride not Feasible

May 10, 2008

Nissan GT-R on the road in Nashville

May 08, 2008

Fuel Prices Officially too High

May 02, 2008

MacBook Pro Rainbow Graphics

April 28, 2008


April 24, 2008

European Automotive

April 21, 2008


April 18, 2008

Polizei Cheese

April 07, 2008

Ubuntu on the MacBook Pro

April 01, 2008

Ode to 80s Network IDs

March 10, 2008

Lunar Eclipse Photos

February 21, 2008


Rolling over 123,456 miles on the Jetta.

February 05, 2008

TV Logos from 1992

January 20, 2008

Candor Gallery is the Featured Widget

November 29, 2007

New Cameras for the TN Traffic Widget

November 27, 2007

San Francisco

November 05, 2007

An Abundance of Homes

October 03, 2007

Candor Gains RSS

September 02, 2007

Phoenix? No, just Nashville.

August 08, 2007

Candor Reaches 1000

July 26, 2007


July 24, 2007

TDOT Securin' the Prez

July 19, 2007

My iPhone Shame

July 18, 2007

Ol' Calc

July 16, 2007

Tennessee Region SCCA

June 25, 2007

Then along came the Germans...

May 17, 2007

But I Digress...

May 17, 2007

The Ford FPV Falcon GT

May 16, 2007

Candor Gallery Gadget

May 16, 2007

Candor in iCreate Magazine

May 07, 2007

Candor Update

May 02, 2007

Interchange Weirdness

April 25, 2007

Posters and Cassettes

March 23, 2007

Ford Ka

March 02, 2007

Traffic Widget Update

February 17, 2007

Candor Update

February 10, 2007


February 02, 2007


January 25, 2007

What would iPhone look like?

January 07, 2007

Tennessee Traffic Cameras Widget

December 17, 2006


November 09, 2006

Vote Widgets

November 07, 2006

On to Ubuntu

November 05, 2006


November 03, 2006

Fedora Core 6

October 25, 2006

Oh Yeah

October 17, 2006

Tape Bands

October 13, 2006

E85 Myths

October 01, 2006


September 21, 2006

Songs with Blankets

September 07, 2006

WWDC Wrap-up

August 13, 2006

Photos from San Francisco

August 07, 2006

WWDC Bound

August 05, 2006


July 29, 2006


July 22, 2006

Bonnaroo 2006

June 19, 2006


June 15, 2006

An Exercise in Design

April 18, 2006

Stick a fork in them

April 12, 2006

Candor Gallery

April 04, 2006

The Sky Falls Soon

April 03, 2006

Show Your Bones

March 28, 2006

Farewell old friend.

March 08, 2006

MacBook Pro Tested

March 03, 2006

MacBook Pro Photos

March 01, 2006

MacBook Pro

February 27, 2006

Charles S. Anderson

February 10, 2006

The deed has been done.

January 26, 2006


January 18, 2006

Post Snowboarding

January 15, 2006

Fall photos

November 03, 2005

They Looked

November 01, 2005

Stop Looking @ Me!

October 21, 2005

Apple's Special Event

October 07, 2005

Award Time

August 11, 2005

Order 48

August 01, 2005

48 Hours

July 25, 2005

Long Time Gone

July 20, 2005


July 13, 2005

Live 8

July 02, 2005

Learn HTML

June 29, 2005

Always Show Up

June 21, 2005

Apple & Intel

June 07, 2005

Apple Store and their Country Fans

June 05, 2005

Apple Store, Nashville Style

June 03, 2005


April 21, 2005

The Perfect Drive

April 13, 2005

The End is Near

April 07, 2005

Bill Goff Music

March 05, 2005


January 21, 2005

Design for Good?

January 20, 2005

Mac Mini

January 11, 2005

Typographic History

December 20, 2004

Apple Crazies

November 01, 2004

May 1 Reboot

May 01, 2004

Panther Screens of DEATH

February 16, 2004

Darwin x86

January 25, 2004

KDE & Panther

December 10, 2003


December 07, 2003

VT G5 Cluster

September 23, 2003

SE/30 Screenshots

August 19, 2003

FoxTrot on Linux

August 14, 2003


June 11, 2003

Crissy's Roommate

April 15, 2003


May 24, 2002

Last Crissy's Roommate

April 23, 2002

Lab Day

April 21, 2002


April 17, 2002

Printed and bound

April 11, 2002

Thesis is DONE

April 07, 2002


October 21, 2001


July 08, 2001