'tech' Category

  • keepass 2 on a mac running el capitan

    November 4, 2015

    keepass 2 on a mac running el capitan? use the alpha version (6) that’s available here. only way i could get it to work.

  • fitbit charge update

    October 29, 2015

    this update mainly consists of my damaged fitbit charge. bit of a flaw in the design here methinks. have a gander… see? can’t wear it now in case sweat damages the innards. i’m missing it more than i thought i would…have become rather used to it being on my wrist. i contacted fitbit and they […]

  • VirusTotal

    October 26, 2015

    at home i don’t need anti-virus software as i run Linux (and lately OS X). oh, you say, these systems are vulnerable to viruses. well that’s true to a certain extent but i’m careful what i run and the vast majority of viruses are windows-centric. at work it’s a different story though. my work machine […]

  • Bank of Scotland website incompatible with most browsers

    October 23, 2015

    i’ve been a Bank of Scotland customer for 25 years or so and have used their on-line services for years. recently, after an eye candy upgrade, the Bank of Scotland website has become incompatible with most browsers. after logging in the main accounts page displays put that’s where the functionality stops. much waiting cursors, script […]

  • wordpress on openshift forcing https for admin panel

    September 9, 2015

    i spun up a wordpress install on openshift. no problems with that as the install is as easy as installing it on a regular host. i did run into an issue though as the admin panel was being forced to use https with the default redhat certificate. this will lead to problems down the line […]

  • copying cyanogenmod zip to android phone error

    August 14, 2015

    error while copying a cyanogenmod zip image to an android phone’s internal memory using windows 7 and got the error ‘cannot copy item the device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected’. the solution? give the zips an alternative extension. so i renamed ‘cm-12.1-20150808-NIGHTLY-z3.zip’ to ‘cm-12.1-20150808-NIGHTLY-z3.zip.jpg’. transfer went fine. now you just have to […]

  • current backup regime

    July 23, 2015

    my home setup: all linux boxes (and VMs) go to a 4TB Netgear NAS over SMB using CrashPlan’s free version (encrypted and incremental. might do a wee piece on that soon). NAS to 2TB external USB twice a month (this is drive is stored remotely the rest of the time). i realise that my data […]

  • fitbit charge

    July 23, 2015

    i’ve had a couple of ‘smart’ wearables. a pebble watch (good) and a sony smartband (might not be called that but it was pretty useless whatever it was called). recently spotted the fitbit charge for a good price (n.b at lot less than they’re advertising on their page). a simple looking activity tracker. i wasn’t […]

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