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
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
When doing web and HTML5 application development I am currently favouring Google Chrome as my browser of choice.
I am currently working on a project which will output some XML, while playing with XSL for styling I discovered an issue with Chrome which prevented me from being able to view/debug my XML/XSL files. Continue reading
This week has all been about Java for me, or rather being able to run Java Applets within a web browser. As specialists in remote support, a lot of systems we interact with such as network KVM’s, Virtualisation, and control panels require Java to deliver important functionality like a console screen for example. Continue reading
Sometimes I think the people who came up with the CSS syntax and structure all had a meeting and decided the following: Continue reading
Even though Microsoft have long forgotten about Outlook Express, today we had to deal with a simple customer request “Can you transfer the email from this machine to the new one please”. The new machine was a 64-Bit Windows 7 PC, the old machine was a Windows XP Pro system. Continue reading
If you don’t know what an MTU is, it’s probably best to stop reading now…
On what was a normal build and commission of a cloud Linux server for a customer everything was working fine except when it came to downloading via FTP. As this server was required to synchronise files with two others via FTP this was a problem.
Initially I put it down to a firewall or permissions issue but the more I dug into it the more I realised something else was afoot. Continue reading
I have an old laptop that I dual boot between Windows Vista and Ubuntu, now the latest version I could get to work on this laptop was Ubuntu 9.10, to get there I had to do the following:
Start with 7.10 on CD (I find this version although ancient works on most hardware)
I then went through the upgrade cycle on-line taking an image of the system each time before hand so if (or rather when) it hits a version that doesn’t work I can easily revert back to the last version. Continue reading