Jake Hamby’s Blog

  • Writing A Will

    I was thinking last night about how I need to write a will so that one of my trusted friends can dispose of my possessions when I die. That’s a really useful way to find out who I really consider a trusted and responsible friend and who I don’t.

  • Guru Meditation

    I spent several hours today in silent meditation, although I haven’t been able to clear my mind for even the span of a single breath. On the plus side, I discovered that I’m able to sit cross-legged with a straight posture for extended periods of time. The original Amiga OS had a unique crash screen […]

  • More RISC OS Fun

    I’m feeling good about my progress on upgrading the RISC OS SMB file sharing client to support SMB2 and to fix the bugs I’ve found in SMB1, so I emailed RISC OS Open Limited (ROOL) tonight to tell them about my intention to claim the “More recent LanManFS protocols” bounty. I told them that I’m […]

  • Building a RISC OS ROM

    As I explained in a previous post, the SMB file sharing protocol originally created by IBM and popularized by Microsoft Windows is now an industry standard, including the SMB 2 and 3 extensions released with Windows Vista and later versions. Over the past few years, support for the original SMB 1 protocol has been removed […]

  • Reclaiming Your Self

    I mentioned Lee Harris in my last post, and I wanted to share a few more video links with some of his (non-channeled) therapeutic wisdom that really helped me deal with some challenges I’ve been facing in my own life this year. I wrote in an earlier post, while I was deep diving into the […]

  • Channeled Yogic Wisdom

    I’ve been watching a lot of mystical videos on YouTube to help me get past my fears and to better understand the spiritual evolution that’s happening all over the world as humanity as a whole evolves to a higher level of consciousness. Alex Ferrari’s Next Level Soul podcast has introduced me to dozens of people […]

  • Windows File Sharing

    Upgrading the SMB file and printer sharing client for RISC OS to support the newer SMB 2.x protocol is a real flashback to the 1990s, but not in a way that makes me nostalgic. My first task is to remove the ancient support for NetBIOS Frames (NBF), more commonly called “NetBEUI”, and add support for […]

  • World-Wide Reach

    I set up this blog to be served from my Raspberry Pi 400, as a protest against Big Tech and social media, and also to show what’s possible with a fast Internet connection and a $100 PC. I still need to write a post listing all of the setup steps, but in this post I […]

  • Low-Level RISC OS

    Ok, enough blah blah spirituality, yada yada enlightenment, let’s talk about retrocomputing for a post or two. Let’s call this hobby “Legacy System: the home game”. Today I stumbled upon a copy of RUN Magazine from Oct 1986 that I’d bought as a 9-year-old kid, shortly after I got my Commodore Plus/4 as a Christmas […]

  • Guru Yogananda

    Guru Yogananda

    Yesterday I read Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi for the first time. This is the book that Steve Jobs first read as a teenager at Reed College, then read multiple times in India while sick with dysentery (he’d traveled there seeking enlightenment), and then he reread the book every year since, at least according […]

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