A collection of articles and snippets I've collected over the years.
February 13, 2014
Can't find the VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO? Here's a link to the VirtualBox downloads server.
January 23, 2014
Today I read a well written blog post over at NPR Music called ‘You’ve never heard Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back’ in which one of their young interns, Austin...
January 16, 2014
Tonight I have set up my Raspberry Pi with XBMC, S-Video and PAL mode. There were a couple of hurdles to get over but it's working fine now.
January 8, 2014
So the 1980s had introduced me to Hip-Hop - a new, exciting and fresh sound straight from the USA and I loved it. But there was a new buzz growing in the UK at the time and I'll admit that I hated it...
November 10, 2013
I seem to have been born at a pretty good time for music. My parents aren’t big music fans; my Mother used to be into Glam Rock and bits of Hendrix whilst my Father used to play Country music on...
October 19, 2013
How to configure postfix to deliver all mail to a local user account
August 7, 2013
Quite often I find myself having to filter Apache logs to exclude JS, CSS and images. I use a combination of cat and egrep to achieve this.
June 21, 2013
I always forget the MySQL create database with UTF8 character set syntax, so here it is.
May 21, 2013
I've been a PHP Web Developer for a long long time and have spent many hours setting up development environments in order to practice my trade. From full blown towers running full cdrom...
May 17, 2013
This morning I had an issue with a PHP imagick ImagickException when converting a PDF/postscript file to a thumbnail. I have PHP Imagick, Imagemagick and Ghostscript installed and everything...
April 10, 2013
Recently I've been experiencing a Magento admin login problem in Chrome. The problem is that when I enter the correct username and password on the Magento admin login screen it simply returns back to...
March 30, 2013
Formula one is the pinnacle of motorport. We know the cars are fast and the pace of development is relentless, but when it comes to performance how do the teams websites compare?
March 25, 2013
Here's how to go about routing requests to index.php with Apache. I'm always having to search for this online so I thought I'd document it here. Many of the 'modern' PHP applications use index.php as...
March 12, 2013
This PHP Snippet caught me out today: ```php <?php $data = array(<code>paswd</code> => 'test'); print_r($data); ```` Notice the backticks around the array key? These automatically try executing...
February 13, 2013
Whilst the LAMP stack is easy to install (sudo tasksel & select 'LAMP'), installing PHP 5.4 and Nginx on Ubuntu 12.04 isn't as straightforward. For a start, the packaged Nginx is out of date and...