08 May 2016
26 April 2016
Over the last month I've had so many 'fails' from (mostly) large companies that my twitter timeline has started to read like failblog. Have we given up?
23 April 2016
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.
09 April 2016
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.
08 April 2016
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.
04 March 2016
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...
15 December 2015
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.
20 September 2015
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.
27 July 2015
I recently blogged about poor experiences using the CYC network (mostly GMEV chargers) and sent the post to CYC. Today CYC responded.
25 July 2015
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.