Download latest IDE tarball from the Arduino store, unpack the tar file and install bin symlink, desktop files and add menu entries.Continue reading Arduino IDE Linux installation
In XFCE when you move a window around and it gets close to the top edge of the screen it suddenly jumps to maximised size – this is never what I want and so I find this feature really annoying.
The setting where this feature can be turned off is hidden in a somewhat counter intuitive location:
Yes, the setting is called ‘Accessibility – Automatically tile …’!
About ten days ago my network connection with Virgin Media started to play up. I was experiencing significant packet loss, at times in excess of 50%, and increased latency times with peaks at more than 100ms.Continue reading Fix for packet loss and latency problems with Virgin Media cable connections
Occasionally when my scanner is emailing me a PDF it gets corrupted along the way. Most of the time the individual scanned images in the PDF are either perfectly valid or at least can viewed, even though the PDF viewer refuses to open the corrupt PDF file.
The bash script below will extract the images and then combine them again into a valid new PDF file.Continue reading Recovery of scanned PDF corrupted by email transfer
If you have just received an e-mail similar to the one below, read on.
The SyntaxHighlighter WordPress plug-in is used to display code ‘as is’; unfortunately WordPress again is too clever for its own good and mangles special characters like & and ” even before the text gets to the SyntaxHighlighter blocks in the Block Editor.
The solution is to add a filter function in your custom functions.php file:Continue reading Special character mangling in WordPress and SyntaxHighlighter
It may be necessary to restart an appliance, for example a WiFi access point, at a regular time each day. The easiest way to do this is by using a cron job.Continue reading Restart appliance using cron
Fortunately it is straightforward to create a new OpenWrt firmware image – just follow the steps below.Continue reading Create custom OpenWrt image for TP-Link TL-WA901NDv2
Fortunately it is straightforward to create a new OpenWrt firmware image – just follow the steps below.Continue reading Create custom OpenWrt image for Thomson Technicolor TG582n
I found that I use my laptop’s touch screen more frequently – it is particularly useful for image editing. However, when I work in my (home) office I also use a multi-screen set-up with three monitors. The problem is that the touch region of the laptop screen automatically gets scaled to the overall size of my screen, which spans multiple monitors.Continue reading Touchscreen calibration
Install the Google Chrome Remote Desktop app on your client phone or tablet (see app on Google Play app store). Once installed, start the app.
Download and install the Google Chrome Remote Desktop server on your host computer.Continue reading Install Google Chrome Remote Desktop
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The Linux diff program can be used to record differences between two directories, making it easy to update the old directory later with any of the changes created in the new version of the directory.Continue reading Linux diff and patch
Full colour emoji fonts are now available for Linux. To install:Continue reading Full colour emoji fonts for Linux
My HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T VirtualBox host has been experiencing random restarts.Continue reading HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T VirtualBox host random restart
I wanted to hide an element on a static page I recently created for my WordPress site. The easiest way to do this is to create a custom CSS entry for the particular element, the title in my case.Continue reading Hide an element on a WordPress page
The best way to customise your WordPress site is to create a custom child theme based on one of the standard built-in themes.Continue reading Create a custom WordPress theme
On the Hummy, dropbear passwords are kept in /mod/etc/dropbear/shadow. To change the password, this file will have to be edited directly.Continue reading Humax HDR-FOX-T2 dropbear ssh / sftp password change
There are occasions when you would like to list ssh tunnel connections established to or from your server with information about the port numbers used.Continue reading List ssh tunnel connections
My desktop computer has a wired connection to the internet and so the built-in wifi card is normally not used. I decided to enable and use it as a wireless access point.
Unfortunately NetworkManager will only create an ad-hoc wifi network, and Android devices will only connect to infrastructure access points. Don’t ask why… A rooted Android phone or tablet can be configured to connect to an ad-hoc network, and if a separate program can configure a Linux box to act as an access point, NetworkManager should be able to do the same. As far as I can see, there are no good technical reasons for either of these deficiencies.
The solution is