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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 […]

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Hackintosh Mac

Hackintoshing a Toshiba Satellite Pro L850-1UJ

⚠ This project has been resumed. Please see the latest version of this. While I am a technical person, the Hackintosh community is scores ahead of what I know. The work put in by the awesome community supporting the Β movement for macOS/OS X on other machines is incredible. I’ve watched the progress since I was […]

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Development

Chromeboard, an Experiment Killed by Security

You wouldn’t be wrong if you’ve come to the assumption that I’ve stopped supporting Chromeboard. You can see from the commit log that I haven’t made a significant change since March of last year. This was largely unintentional, but there was a main reason as to why I chose to unofficially abandon the extension – […]

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Development

Using PHP 7 on Ubuntu 14.04 with Codeanywhere

I am a big fan of online IDEs. For me this enables me to do web development pretty much anywhere, on any device. My particular favourites are Codeanywhere and Codenvy. While both have their pros and cons, I pretty much use Codeanywhere free for my day-to-day development. It gives you a temporary VPS for your […]

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Raspberry Pi

Smarting up my Car with a Raspberry Pi, Crankshaft & OpenAuto

I drive a 2014 Kia Rio. I have no legitimate complaints about it, as it works brilliantly as a daily driver. Sure, I would love an MX5 mk1 (Miata NA) but at my age (23) it serves a purpose of getting me around with no issue. However, it does come with a rather boring radio […]