• Useful Commands - Image manipulation

    I often work with images to go onto e-commerce sites, so getting them as small as possbile (file size wise) is what I aim for, for performance There are plenty of good, paid tools out there such as Kraken or ImageOptim and there are even some good, free (web based)...

  • Cross compiling Litecoin Core

    I’ve had a plan of being a good guy and contributing to the litecoin network by being a full node. I was able to do this when I got around to buying a raspberry pi 3B+ and a 2TB external hard drive. There isn’t many up-to-date guides out there on...

  • Moving Magento

    So I was asked to help finish moving a magento (1.9) installation to a new server the other day. To sum it up, it was not fun They had already moved the files and had everything installed and updated the database connection string, however it was still throwing an error....

  • Useful Commands - MSSQL

    Here is a start of a regular posting, “useful commands” Over the years I have saved snippets, commands and notes of things that have been useful or saved alot of time. I start off with a gathering of T-SQL commands to do useful things within a windows database. Some of...

  • PiHole and OpenHAB

    Recently I installed pihole on my network because I was sick of ads, and wanted an added layer of security on my network against nasty malware and the like There are plenty of install guides out there for pihole (see official website) so thats not what I am covering today....

  • Ubuntu Live USB with persistence

    Creating a live USB is easy, adding persistence seems to be quite hard. After lots of research, there was alot of ways to do it, but most of these tutorials were out of date so some things weren’t relevant anymore or just didn’t work Here are some hopefully simple steps...

  • RuuviTag

    I backed Ruuvi sometime late last year for a RuuviTag, a battery powered Bluetooth LE microcontroller with an onboard temperature and humidity sensor. As soon as I saw this project I had several ideas. And because I run openHAB at home, naturally, I’d want to collate this date into here...

  • Node and systemd

    For a while now I’ve had my dashboard combo tv and dashboard combo, which runs on dashing and dashkiosk, running in screen sessions. This , of course, is not very managable. If something breaks, you have to ssh in and then find the screen session, re-run the command. In comes...