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Richard Beales
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Programmer, Father, Husband, Humanist, not necessarily in that order
Programmer, Father, Husband, Humanist, not necessarily in that order

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Quainton Village Society
Just a quick one to say I'm now hosting another website for the folks in Quainton - check it out at  Quainton Village Society
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Getting the Dell Laser printer C1760nw working on 64 bit Debian
I've just taken delivery of a Dell C1760nw from Amazon for just over £100 to replace the knackered inkjet which went before it.  As expected, getting the drivers working wasn't plain sailing, so for everyone else's benefit, here's what worked for me: 1) Dow...
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My Z wave and Openhab configuration
Over the last few weeks I've dived into Z Wave home automation with both feet, and now have several things working well (after much fiddling).  For those of you thinking of doing the same, or having issues with anything, you might want to look over my githu...
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First Adventure with Z-Wave Home Automation
As we're (hoping to) soon be moving house, I wanted to look into home automation, starting with a set of Philips Hue lightbulbs on my wishlist, but reading led to yet more reading and I've ended up with the beginnings of a Z-Wave network. I've purchased an ...
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Your machine slowly runs out of disk space after using Assembly Binding Log Viewer
I came into the office this morning to find my laptop complaining that disk space on drive C: was critically low - which was odd as my 240GB SSD should be less than half full. After running SpaceSniffer  it was taking ages in C:\Windows\system32, further di...
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Thanks to +Richard Davie for finding this. so apt.
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Controlling lights from the web using Raspberry Pi and Arduino
I've just got back from a weekend with my parents, where I had lots of fun attempting to get an Arduino Uno to control a cheap set of remote control mains sockets.  My dad has a set of 3 of these ( http://www.maplin.co.uk/remote-controlled-mains-socket-set-...
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Fixing slow performance on mod_wsgi
I've just spent a couple of hours investigating why one of my sites has been responding so slowly, to the point where the monitoring software would report that the site was down - after a bit of reading and racking my memory I realised that in the past I ha...
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Moving to Bootstrap v3 and a CDN
I've just spent the evening changing jQuery and Twitter Bootstrap from locally hosted assets to be pulled down from Google's Content Delivery Network. This is something I should have done much earlier, but I never did - my brain would say "what if the CDN g...
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