Technology

Dec 4, 2008

Find Unread messages in Gmail

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I sometimes get messages in my Gmail account for which I think “I’ll open it later”, which have the same thought applied to them the next day, week, month… until they get buried deeply into the mass of read mail to be almost – but not quite – forgotten about. The (5) next to the […]


Oct 15, 2008

MySQL Workbench 5.1.x Linux Alpha – Testing on 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu

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Updated 30/11/08 for 5.1.4 A while ago, MySQL announced the long awaited Alpha release of MySQL Workbench 5.1 for Linux. I’ve been waiting to try the Workbench out for a while, and I’ve finally had a chance to download, install and quickly test the latest Alpha release. Since it’s an Alpha release, there are many […]


Oct 3, 2008

Getting YouBundle Ready for CEA i-stage

Posted by in Technology, Web Development No comments

My posts have been few and far between over the past couple of months, since I’ve been working hard on getting YouBundle ready for CEA i-stage! I’m proud that YouBundle has been selected as one of 15 finalists to present on the 20th October (which gives me little time to make the final tweaks and […]


Aug 24, 2008

Watch Live Premiership and Champions League Matches via Sopcast, on Ubuntu Hardy/Debian 32 & 64 Bit

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu No comments

What happened to Football? Once a working man’s sport, most children dreamed of playing for their team – for the pure pleasure, and pride of playing for the team. Now? It’s all about the money – so much, that in order to watch your favourite Premiership or Champions League team live, you have to pay […]


Jun 16, 2008

Apache Virtual Hosts and mod_rewrite on Ubuntu Hardy

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu, Web Development 23 comments

I’ve been wanting to set up a virtual host, with mod_rewrite on my system for a while, so I could have a local copy of my blog with Permalinks, for playing around, and despite a few hiccups, have finally got round to setting it up and implementing it successfully. Creating a Virtual Host Note: The […]


May 31, 2008

Microdia WebCam (0c45:xxxx) experimental drivers – installation and testing Part 1

Posted by in Linux, Technology, Ubuntu 75 comments

Updated 04/04/09 to reflect changes to the installation process. The driver currently supports the following Microdia webcams: 0c45:6240 0c45:6242 0c45:6243 0c45:6248 0c45:624b 0c45:624c 0c45:624e 0c45:624f 0c45:6253 0c45:6260 0c45:6262 0c45:6270 0c45:627a 0c45:627b 0c45:627c 0c45:627f 0c45:6280 0c45:6282 0c45:6283 0c45:6288 0c45:628a 0c45:628b 0c45:628e 0c45:628f 0c45:62a0 0c45:62b0 0c45:62b3 0c45:62ba 0c45:62bb 0c45:62bc 0c45:62be Keep up to date on the current […]


Apr 21, 2008

Digital Photography – Linux Darkroom with LightCraft’s LightZone 3.4

Digital Photography – Linux Darkroom with LightCraft’s LightZone 3.4 Posted by in Photography, Technology 4 comments

I love Photography, and any oportunity I get, I try and take photos. I have a great camera, and living in the jungle, fantastic surroundings and photo oportunites everywhere I look. The only thing I’ve been lacking is a digital darkroom for Linux. OK, so we Linux users have GIMP, CinePaint (a fork from GIMP […]


Apr 13, 2008

Debugging PHP Applications with Xdebug and Eclipse PDT

Debugging PHP Applications with Xdebug and Eclipse PDT Posted by in Eclipse, Programming, Technology, Web Development 66 comments

OK, so I have x64 Eclipse successfully installed and running with all the plugins I use for Web Application Development. But what about debugging? Sure, var_dump(), echo, print and so on are all valuable to me when debugging a script, but it’s always good to have more information. Xdebug is a fantastic PHP extension, which […]


Apr 12, 2008

64 Bit Eclipse: Linux Installation, including PDT, WTP (WST), ATF, and MySQL (SQL Explorer Plugin)

Posted by in Eclipse, Programming, Technology 34 comments

Update, 16/01/09: This tutorial has been superseded by “Full 64 Bit (or 32 Bit) Web Development and PHP/MySQL IDE with Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede and PDT 2” which covers the latest versions of Eclipse (Ganymede – 3.4) and PDT (2.x). NOTE, 04/08/08: This tutorial covers Eclipse Europa. If you would like to install the latest version […]


Apr 11, 2008

Firestarter firewall GUI 1.0.3-5 bug in initscript on system boot up

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I recently installed Firestarter (a Firewall GUI for Linux – sometimes I just cant be arsed using CLI to configure iptables etc!), but I’ve noticed that when my system boots, it throws up the following error: invoke-rc.d: initscript firestarter, action “restart” failed run-parts: /etc/network/if-up.d/50firestarter exited with return code 2 This is actually a bug with […]