When you see $9.95, do you think: WOW, $9 That’s almost $10 That’s $10 When I see fuel is 174.9c although I may say one seventy four in my head (simply because that’s what I’m reading), I recognise the .9 to mean “close enough to one”, and so I think in my head $1.75. Maybe […]
Ive had to do this more than I care to mention. I should really know it by heart now, but the short version is: boot into the grub menu and select advanced options head into recover mode drop to root shell prompt you’ll need to remount the filesystem that is currently read only:mount -o rw,remount \ change […]
According to quite a few users on Stack Exchange, Ubuntu doesn’t cache DNS queries, but I got into an awkward situation where I couldn’t hit an internal server because my installation was convinced my internal server was being hosted on an external IP. It wasn’t entirely incorrect, because the server is (sometimes) available externally, but it’s only […]
Jason really likes his haircut. I think he’s afraid it’ll grow out before he gets to school. I convince him that it’ll still be there on Monday. Then Harry asks, “what about Tuesday?” Yes, it’ll be there Tuesday buddy. We then went through the rest of the week. It might be a bit short for […]
So many things about the iPhone are actually good or useful. iOS reminders is not one of them!
Not that anyone would need a Windows 98SE product key, at least I hope not, but cleaning out the garage I came across this beast.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it Groucho Marx
This should have been two topics, but I just went with it. Window Tax The Long S Window Tax I happened across a YouTube video of an old house built in the UK. It looks as though the building was either of Georgian or Victorian periods, but upon going through the building, it’s likely that […]
Just a couple of resources I’ve found regarding home automation and the cheap electronics coming out of China and the technologies bringing it all together. Primarily I’m looking at OpenHAB, ESP8266 devices (such as ITEAD’s “sonoff” device), and MQTT.