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Bits, Bytes and WTFs…

Written on 2012-06-18. I think its important to understand the little things. An understanding of the small parts of the whole give a greater understanding of the entirety. I’m quite surprised at just how difficult it was to find the information and how poorly… Continue Reading →

Story Time!

All my life I’ve never been into reading books, hated it. Boring slow and inefficient method of data transfer… this is probably because I was crap at reading, really slow. I mean, r,e,a,l,l,y  s,l,o,w. Just comes with the territory I… Continue Reading →

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

I’ve always been obsessed with acquiring more knowledge, teaching myself everything and anything that might be relevant. In the early days, this meant maths, programming and sales. Nowadays it’s self-improvement, people management, business optimization and finances. All of this content… Continue Reading →

Read more, without reading…

Most of my online reading content comes from forums, stack exchange, code documentation, Q&A sites and of course blogs, such as life hacker. Most of this kind of information is not time critical, but in my experience trying to bookmark… Continue Reading →

Stream movies to iPad…

All my movies are stored on my telly-computer, in the front room, and sometimes I just want to watch them in bed on the iPad, or even download them to the iPad for watching while out and about. The proper… Continue Reading →

Netflix on Ubuntu or XBMCbuntu…

Currently (2013-02) Netflix cannot run on Linux. Due to its reliance on Micro$haft Silverlight and DRM (digital rights management a.k.a the chains restricting human development). Silverlight is just Microsoft’s version of Adobe Flash. Linux does have its own version of… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu for Everyone?

Recently, after convulsing one to many times from the constant Windows Woes from some of my friends. I was asked about Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and would it be right for them, to my horror. I gave up with the religiously… Continue Reading →

Xubuntu: Not enough free disk space on /boot

Today I ran into a problem when trying to install some updates for my Xubuntu 12.10… I got a message saying: Its suggestion of ‘sudo apt-get clean’ didn’t do anything, nor did ‘sudo apt-get autoclean’, ‘sudo apt-get autoremove’, etc. After… Continue Reading →

Linux Playing DVD over Network…

The problem! I’ve got an extraordinary TV/Media Server set-up using XBMCbuntu (more to come on that soon) with a DVD drive, however my main computer in the office (amazing as it is) does not have a disc drive. So watching… Continue Reading →

PHP Next in an Associative Array…

This might me useful for some people… If you want to echo the value of the next ‘key->value pair’ in an associative array. You can use: Where $arr is the associative array, $keys is the $arr keys as values with… Continue Reading →

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