Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an Apache web server is very simple to do and there are lots of guides already out there to help. However I wanted to go a step further to help pro-long the life of the SD card being used in the Pi. I decided that the logs directory on the Pi would be better off elsewhere.
By adding one line to the /etc/fstab you can create a /var/log directory in RAM. Continue reading
This post currently covers a Debian 7 Virtual Machine running under a Debian 7 Host. I don’t think the host is important but it is very specific for the Guest operating system. Continue reading
The standard Macintosh Classic board only has two values of Capacitors, most are 47uF but there is a small one C3 that I have been asked to get the value of which is 1uF.
Macintosh Classic C3 Cap
Please see this article for further information on Macintosh Classic Logic board repair.
Plugged board in and Pi didn’t boot, discovered that there is a know issue with the Gertduino and the Pi if you are using NOOBS 1.2 Continue reading
I don’t like prediction posts myself, so hopefully this isn’t going to become one!
Useful though tablets are, they still fall short when you want to actually create something. For example I still wouldn’t like to use any of my tablet devices for coding.
What I want is for 2014 to become the year of the tablet, where we stop treating it as a bigger mobile device and a poor cousin to the laptop.
We need… Continue reading
It is amazing how little I have used a USB memory stick on a Mac with our data just being ‘there’ wherever I am connected. However I plugged in a stick today and when I had finished was slightly stumped when I couldn’t eject it properly. Continue reading
Last week seemed to be one of those weeks for new Operating System experiences.
One of my development machines which was running Debian 5 (known as Lenny) suddenly crashed on me with hard-disk I/O errors and wouldn’t get past a FSCK when I rebooted. Seems the drive had some bad sectors which I had now hit and that was it.
Data is on two separate RAID drives which mainly holds virtual PC’s where I setup all my different development environments, like Visual Studio on one and Android on another for example. These I backup regularly, however the Operating System drive I discovered I last created an image for about two years ago! Continue reading
I don’t feel I gain enough of an impression of a new Operating System or platform until I have had to provide support for it. Now this has happened for Windows 8 I will give my personal opinion.
The machine in question was a new reasonably specified sub notebook but without a touch screen. Continue reading
We use Subversion for all of our Source Control, and luckily I discovered that Xcode recognises when it’s source is under SVN and allows me to commit and update via it’s user interface. I have been using this fine for App development until I hit a snag where after playing around with localisation I inadvertently lost the storyboard files. Continue reading
I have now created a simple chat program in BASIC for the ZX Spectrum which connects to my prototype chat service. Continue reading