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; […]

Making the fancy font

* ARA      TC Hopefully the above “words” meant to be , playfully, “XARTA TECH” appear in the fancy font I made for the purpose. www.online-convert.com freefontconverter.com icomoon.io dnesscarkey.com online-convert.com allowed me to convert icon files (the jpeg magnifying glass I downloaded from the web, the “X” made out of crossed tools I’d found on the web, and also […]

Syntax Highlighter in a lightbox, with width control

One of the main reasons for creating this blog, is the detailing of my exploits with code, IT, and hardware (arduino, Pi etc. etc.). I looked at various offerings and how others did it e.g. StackOverflow, but I wasn’t really happy. Didn’t do what I wanted: syntax-highlighting full-screen on desktop & mobile and in portrait […]