So I’ve just gone one of these and wanted to turn it off if you hold down one of the buttons for a short period of time.
This is the quick python script I’ve come up with. Continue reading
So you are ready to deploy your Sails.js application and you want to use HTTPS (ssl). So you go to the website. Nothing there. A bit of googling takes you to this Stack Overflow question. That doesn’t work.
I have just installed Nginx on my Linode VPS, and I have moved my blog and website to it to. I have also consolidated my blog and personal website into one site.
I have put Nginx in front of Apache, so all the static files are served by Nginx, with the rest (PHP) being served by Apache using Nginx as a proxy.
I’ve been monitoring CPU, Ram, HDD, and network usage using cacti for a while, but recently I’ve wanted to monitor temperature and fan data. A couple of servers have IPMI on them, which I can use to access the temperature and fan data, however there doesn’t seem to be an easy way of getting this into cacti.
I started off following IPMI Sensor Data on Dell 1850s and 2850s via SNMP and Cacti by Barry O’Donovan; however that is now a bit old, and it seems that a couple of things seem to have changed.
So my domain registrar doesn’t do DDNS (dynamic dns), but Linode have an API to update your DNS records that you have on their name servers, so you can do DDNS with your own domains really easily!
I use my Wifi router with OpenWrt on to run the update script every hour. There are a couple of updater scripts out there, a quick Google will find you some. Below is one I’ve bodged together using a couple I found Continue reading
So I have been playing around with Magento for a couple of weeks and I have come across some very useful code snippets along the way. I have listed them below in the hope that they are useful to me and anybody else in the future. I will be adding more as I come across them. Let me know in the comments if you come across any more!
So by default MythWeb uses the cover art mythtv downloads, which is fine, however when each cover art image is >1Mb, and you have >100 videos, things get a little silly. What can we do about this? Well quite simply we can make the thumbnails ‘manually’, and then tell MythWeb to use our thumbnails. Continue reading
stop lubuntu 11.04 blanking screen.
etc etc etc
Turns out lubuntu 11.04 uses xfce4-power-manager-settings. So to stop the screen blanking / going to sleep / turning off all you need to do is press ALT F2 (Run command) then enter
and then you can set the screen to never turn off! Yay
Don’t know why this isn’t in the System or Preferences menu…
Well after about 2 hours of head desking I have I got the above to all work nicely together.
Firstly you need to install all the prerequisites. If you are using you can install most of these though apt-get. I assume you have LAMP set up locally and you will be testing on this
sudo apt-get install php5-dev php-pear php5-cli php5-xdebug phpunit
This will install a bunch of stuff you will need. If you want to install from source feel free.
So I have been playing with my arduino with a LCD I got ages ago. First off I had to solder some pin headers to the LCD so that I can plug it into a breadboard. I could have soldered the pins straight to the LCD but I used some ribbon cable in the middle, and some veroboard (Note to self: Get a dremel for birthday, that stuff is a pain to cut though!) to add flexibility and some give if/when I drop it… Continue reading