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I built: PlayStation 1, Pi Powered!

And this completes my PlayStation console collection… If we ignore the PS5. A lot of things happened at once to trigger this project. I had not bought a Pi 4 at this point, and I had the PlayStations 2-4… Next minute I’ve bought a dead PSOne off eBay, a Pi from the Pi Hut, and […]

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Gadgets Guides Mac Raspberry Pi

I made: Cardboard Macintosh with a Raspberry Pi

And it also runs DOS too. Yes, it feels really weird. If you’re a maker of any level of expertise, signing up to the Instructables Newsletter is a bad idea for your bank account. A week in and you’re looking at buying a laser cutter, a 3D printer, and an assortment of different power tools. […]

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Guides Mac

MacOS in VMware. Yep, This Also Works

macOS Mojave worked great(ish) in Virtualbox. Does it work in VMware? Turns out, yes – works great, and has guest additions. Virtualbox is fantastic for Open Source software, but VMware is one of the primary players in the virtualisation scene. As soon as I got macOS working in Virtualbox, I almost immediately turned my attention […]

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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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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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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 […]