USB Monitor vs VMware vs Visual Studio

Often I feel like nothing works. 🙁 My ancient cheap & cheerful monitor (far-left) was packing-up so I bought another ancient but higher quality monitor (middle). Mysteriously my cheap & cheerful monitor suddenly perked-up again so I thought, bring it into the stable. It would allow me to not only use Visual Studio in my […]

Ubuntu WordPress Bash backup scripts

Since my recent scare losing a table in MySQL while trying various back-up plug-ins in WordPress I decided to just make my own back-up script in Ubuntu. Eventually I’ll back-up to a local folder, and then rsync from there to some kind of rsync server – maybe I could use a Raspberry Pi 0 in […]

WordPress database table missing. PANIC!

This WordPress site, at time of writing (5th Feb 2017) was only recently set-up in a fresh Ubuntu VM in classic LAMP arrangement. Oh – I throw in Webmin to make life easier, and MySQL workbench of course. I’m an old-school Windows guy … I like GUIs. When possible. And practical. Life is a little […]

Ubuntu Xrandr portrait mode screen in VMware 1050 x 1680

I received a replacement monitor yesterday – already ancient (possibly 10-years old?) but very good quality. £35 including delivery. A SyncMaster 2043bw. It seemed appropriate for the space-constraints of where I’m placing it to use it in portrait mode. Especially for coding. VMware has always been my virtualisation choice, and currently this particular WordPress site […]