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Raspberry Pi Gameboy and Mega Drive – My Retro Setup

In my quest for all things retro, I discovered that the company I bought a Mega Drive Pi case from makes a really convincing Game Boy case. I promise this isn’t sponsored. It’s no secret that I have a love for retro, and I also have a love for Raspberry Pi. For ages I’ve always […]

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Guides Mac

MacOS in Virtualbox. It just works.

You can run MacOS in Virtualbox. Because? Because. In the pursuit of Hackintosh, you need a Mac. That’s well and great, but I didn’t want to screw around with my partner’s Macbook. So what if you want to sandbox something? Virtualbox! I had no expectations that this was going to work. OS X has always […]

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Hackintosh Mac

Toshiba Satellite Pro L850, Hackintosh Revisited

Back in 2018 I turned my laptop into a Hackintosh device, running High Sierra. I had a donor MacBook mid-2010 that I used to run TonyMac tools to get Hackintosh working. It was a fun if complicated process of trial and error, but the result was always impressive – a craptop unexpectedly booting macOS. I […]

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Development Guides

Replace LAMP with Docker, the Easy way

Just about to install LAMP, XAMPP, or MAMP? Stop. Right. Now. Docker’s gotchu, fam. LAMP stacks are great. They are an absolute fundamental to development, unless you enjoy the thrill of writing your code on your production environments. Seriously, LAMP is the absolute fundamental in the toolbox for website development. But do not install it. […]

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Miscellaneous

Colour Firefox like Netscape and Pretend it still exists

I love Netscape. I still haven’t forgiven AOL for the event that occurred February 2008. Firefox has decided that the colouring of your browser should be left to you. While it may not be the elaborate and fancy themes of old, at least you can still have a level of customisation to your boring browser […]

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Development Guides Windows

The Complete Guide to Running WordPress on Windows/IIS

So you’ve discovered to your absolute horror that the WordPress site your company has inherited is running on Windows… on IIS? Before you stand up, throw your computer chair out the Window, maliciously eat your co-workers salad and enjoy it, or drop all the production databases, relax. We’ve got you covered. 🤷 What’s the problem? […]

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Linux

Linux it up like 2008 with Wubi, which still exists

Wubi was Marmite back in the day. With Linux being pitched as an alternative to Windows, people weren’t particularly impressed with using Microsoft technology to boot up a virtual Linux installation. Alongside the genuine concern that a power outage would obliterate your Linux setup, Wubi faced a lot of criticism. Wubi installed a full desktop […]

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Development

Use Visual Studio Code in your browser, thanks to Azure

Yes, the Electron-based Visual Studio Code – an app built in HTML and JavaScript – is not usable in a web browser. What a weird world we live in. You may sitting there in your coffee shop, staring with contempt at your weakling tablet and thinking “boy, I wish I could run Visual Studio Code […]

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Gadgets

Cheap Tat Review – TWS i12 (blue stripe)

I was happy enough with my red label i12‘s, but when I saw you could get them in matte black (not an option for Apple ones), I decided to give it a pop. Design Pods & their case Exactly the same as shape as the Apple ones, but a tiny bit smaller. Obviously a completely […]

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Gadgets

Cheap Tat Review – TWS i12 (red stripe)

I find the concept of wireless apple earbuds really funny. Endless memes of how the cheapo version was to just cut the cord, and a little jump was enough to lose an expensive piece of equipment. My Anker Soundbuds were enough for me, but after seeing the buzz on Reddit over TWS clones, I had […]