Visual Studio Code Typings for three.js

At the moment, right now, just while I use three.js together with WebGL to make a simple animation for my contact page, I’m skipping proper tooling and just want to edit JavaScript that uses the three.js library. Most of the tutorials out there use deprecated functionality and I really really want Intellisense for the current […]

Battery UPS for Raspberry Pi

One of the primary reasons for this “blog” is to help organise myself – maintaining a record. I constantly experiment and reconfigure and try new things and have very very very limited space and resources. It’s hard to partition, to separate and to manage. Especially when I have several inter-dependant things on the go at […]

Raspberry Pi Exim4 config for local hMailServer smtp, and low disk space alert

My existing Raspberry Pi OpenVPN solution needed “fixing” but when I came to do it I discovered I’d run-out of space on the 8GB microSD card. It took a while to track down the culprit … a log file in the hidden .cache directory in my home directory – over 2GB in size. Plus this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Syntax Highlighter in a lightbox – improved

I’ve tidied up my CSS and JavaScript used for my implementation of presenting code on my website. Yes – I know I still need to refactor my CSS classnames to at least throw a nod at the prevailing standards. Update 4th March 2017 Done … at least I’ve got rid of the camel-case class names; […]