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Software developer for web and mobile. Other interests include photography, cooking and sailing.
Software developer for web and mobile. Other interests include photography, cooking and sailing.

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MySQL on Mac
The install instructions are all there but a bit detailed. These are just shortcuts: Install from the DMG Set alias for the commands: alias mysql=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql alias mysqladmin=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin or add to your PATH Set the root pa...
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Enable Yum Repositories
NB: This may break your install if they've been disabled for a reason e.g. on a bespoke Linux If the yum repos containing the packages you need are disabled by default: List the installed repos: yum repolist all Enable the repository in the config file e.g....
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XenServer: Install new Base Version
How to install a new base version of Citrix XenServer over an existing one, whilst maintaining the existing VMs. Prepare For Upgrade Read the release and upgrade notes. Check your upgrade path: that you can upgrade directly from the version you're on to the...
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Favicons
Favourite Icons aka Favicons Using  Gimp Create the Original High Res PNG You can use whatever size you like but remember it's going to be reduced to a poultry 16px. Create or download from ClipArt e.g.  Clipart Library Ensure you have transparency (alpha c...
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Node.js Install from Git:
Whilst carrying out an upgrade of an Angular2 to v4 andfollowing  instructions on the Angular blog " Updating to 4.0.0 " I ran the npm install command to update Angular2 to 4: npm install @angular/common@latest @angular/compiler@latest @angular/compiler-cli...
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Windows: Clear Disk Space
Left to its own devices, Windows will happily fill up whatever drive you put it on. Latest versions are better, but still leave unnecessary bloat around e.g. Windows Updates. Cleaning up these files is particularly important when you are running virtuals. W...
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Mac: Dual Boot With Windows 10
NB: This procedure has the potential to render your machine useless. Make sure you have external backups of your data and OSX install media before you begin. Run Disk Utils Disk First Aid You need to do this to check for errors. If there are any you'll have...
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Mac: Create Bootable SD from ISO
Using Ubuntu as an example:  https://www.ubuntu.com/download  downloaded to Downloads folder. Download Ubuntu and Create img file Download iso: http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04.2/ubuntu-16.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso Create img file in Terminal: cd Downloads hdi...
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Firefox Responsive UI
When designing and building websites we need to consider multiple screen resolutions and platforms e.g. iPhone Safari browser, or Pixel C Android tablet in Landscape mode. Resolution Design Mode Firefox has an excellent Resolution Mode that allows you to se...
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Digital Life: How to store your Photos, Files and Music
As a professional software engineer I'm often asked socially about computer problems. Most of them stem from not having their systems set up properly in the first place or a lack of understanding of the importance of doing that, hence this post. Why If you ...
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