My new job

I have now got new challenges and am designing much bigger systems. Whereas before I would have take one of these: {% img center /images/p2000-g3-sff.png 250 400 %} Plugged it into a pair of these: {% img center /images/silkworm.jpg 250 450 %} And finally plugged in a pair of these ...

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My new life

I am now a month in to life in France. Make no mistake I am so far very happy that we have made the right decision, even though not everything is perfect. The biggest beef is without a doubt the paperwork! For example, it took us a month to get ...

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I have a Raspberry Pi

Just got my new toy! I have to admit that I am not completely certain what I will do with it yet though.

It will certainly start by running Music Player Daemon.

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Isle of Wight Ride

Last week I successfully did my first 65 mile ride. Of course it was not a race, but that never stopped a group of men being over competitive - I won by the way. I do not own a cycle computer, nor did I remember to run My Tracks. However, a ...

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Mirror a Subversion repo with svnsync

The basic idea is that everytime a change happens on the master, it gets pushed to the slave. In this set up it will not get you any more capacity; you cannot commit back to the slave. If you do it will get out of sync, resulting in a split ...

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Excellent seminar given by a friend of mine

My friend Rob Borley was talking at this year's International Web Management Workshow. He actually got voted "best talk" - which was nice.

Anyone who even touches on Web vs mobile development should really watch it. His comes out with some very good idea.

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Fixed my gihub repo list

My Github repo list has not worked as all since I moved over to Octopress. This evening I though I would have a little look into it. It turned out that GitHub has depreciated the version 1 and 2 APIs. Octopress was using version 2, so I have made a ...

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Installing PostgreSQL on Fedora 17

With the new systemd this now requires a couple of manual steps.

Obviously we start by installing the RPMS themselves:

sudo yum install postgresql-server postgresql

If you were to now try and start the server it would fail as there is no database. The old SysV init script had an ...

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The move to Jekyll

{% img center /images/agent-smith.jpg %} "That Mr Anderson is the sound of inevitability" {% pullquote %} Well it had to happen eventually. I am a professional geek and now (like all the other geeks it seems) {" I have left the safe world of Wordpress/Drupal et al "}. I have joined the world ...

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Skype video on Fedora 64bit

Install Skype – I used these instructions. This will seem to get everything working, but video will just give you a black screen and no error message. This is because Skype is 32 bit and your webcam driver is 64 bit. Make sure you have libv4l.i686 installed along with a ...

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