After getting my current laptop (a few years ago now), I immediately installed Ubuntu. I have been using Ubuntu for a really long time, and had no real desire to use Windows. More recently though, there have been a few instances where I have wanted to make use of Windows, and simply running in VirtualBox […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a quick post based on some recent experiences with music playback from the Chromecast (and PS3) through an AV receiver and some of the issues I have come across. I recently decided to invest in an AV receiver and based on the options available went for the Yamaha RX-V375. I was actually looking […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’ve been running Ubuntu under 32-bit for a very long time – in fact, in all the years I have used Ubuntu, I have never installed a different architecture (unless you’re talking about Ubuntu server). Histirically, this has always been because, when doing clean installs, Ubuntu 32-bit has always been the recommended option. More recently […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I recently came across an issue where I wanted to output the results of a (rather large) SQL query to a CSV file. Historically, I have been copying the DB from a backup to my local machine, but as it has grown larger, it has become increasingly difficult to do (as a result of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever since using a MAC (at work), I have really liked the feature to take screenshots of sections of the screen using a certain key combination (CMD + Shift + 4 if my memory served me correctly – I never need to think about it any more). I’ve known about various tools which have allowed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is mainly a note for myself, but there’s no reason why it won’t be useful for someone else too. Recently, I have been trying to set up a server under VirtualBox to start writing / maintaining some WebGUI code. WebGUI as a platform seems to be fairly under-used. Certainly, searches for information as a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Update (15/07/2014): After some experimentation prior to my most recent wedding project, I have found that when using my Lexar USB 3.0 card reader, if I have it plugged in the USB 3.0 port of my laptop, I get this error. With the reader plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the files copy without issue. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last year in May I was entered into a competition by Aputure following a photo (see below) I posted into their group on Flickr. Having won that initial competition, I eventually received a single TXII-S flash trigger through the post (mid-February). On its own though, the trigger is pretty-much useless (it does feature a cable shutter-release […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Each year my wife and I make a photobook for the previous year. We started doing this around four years ago. For the first album, we used Photobox, but I have found their online tool a little clunky to use. A friend of ours introduced us to Blurb – a company which provides an offline […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My wife and I have considered buying a deep fat fryer for some time, but we have been put off by the thought that we may not use it enough to make using that much oil worth while. I don’t know how long oil keeps, but I’m assuming it needs to be changed every-so-often. We […]Continue Reading... No Comments.