Easy JavaScript and CSS bundling and minification on GitHub Pages without build steps

Build steps to bundle your JavaScript and CSS on a small static site hosted on GitHub Pages suck, especially if you like to tweak things directly in the GitHub web app. Here's a better way.

Have Software Developers Given Up?

Over the last month I've had so many 'fails' from (mostly) large companies that my tweeter timeline has started to read like failblog. Have we given up?

Removing [action 'action 17' suspended] rsyslog Spam on Raspberry Pi (Raspian Jessie)

My Raspberry Pi's syslog is full of this from rsyslog, caused by it writing to /dev/xconsole. It bugged me enough to find out what was causing it and terminate it.

Setting up Automatic Updates on Raspberry Pi (Raspian Jessie)

Logging into machines and updating them periodically isn't fun but for internet-exposed devices it's important. Here's how I set up unattended updates on my Raspberry Pi.

Setting up a Raspberry Pi (Raspian Jessie) to send Email

There are a bunch of things on Linux that send emails by default (for example, the output of Cron jobs). Here's how I set mine up to pass those emails on to a real email address.

Installing Lighttpd, PHP 7 and LetsEncrypt on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Jessie Lite)

I have a friend wanting to set up PHP 7 and HTTPS on his Raspberry Pi who was having trouble beause a lot of these aren't in the main Raspbian apt repos so I thought I'd see how hard it was...

My Week in a Tesla Model S P85

For the last 9 months I have been driving a Renault ZOE EV, but as part of Chargemasters POLAR Plus EV Experience I had the opportunity to drive a Tesla Model S P85 for a week. I took some photos and wrote up some notes on how I found it.

Simple Windows utility to act as default browser and launch different browsers based on domain

I created a small utility that you can set as your default web browser in Windows and tell it which (real) browsers to launch for which domains; useful if you have some web apps that only work in one browser.

Response from CYC

I recently blogged about poor experiences using the CYC network (mostly GMEV chargers) and sent the post to CYC. Today CYC responded.

GMEV and CYC - The UKs Awful Recharging Network

We've had our electric vehicles for over three months now. We love them and wouldn't change them for anything. However, there's one charging network that has continually let us down, with not a single painless charging session across all our attempts to use them. That network, is CYC.
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