I regularly create short, animated GIFs of my computer screen to illustrate tutorial blog posts that I write. An animated GIF can be such a simple yet effective tool for web based tutorials but they can be a complete pain to create. I've recently come across a new and FREE piece of software that has [...]
One of my New Years resolutions was to start journalling. The daily practice of writing is widely considered to improve one's psychological well being but my main reason for starting a diary relates to my absolutely appalling memory which would have less power to rob me of exciting experiences if I had a journal to [...]
I can't help dabbling with the design of my wordpress site, a new plugin or a design tweak here and there. I have a few wins, usually with incremental improvements in my blog layout but it still feels like I'm walking a tightrope.
We are all just one save away from the white screen of death which wipes out your wordpress site and all access to your wp-admin control. There is no miraculous undo button and hitting the back button on your browser my make you feel momentarily relieved but it will all be for nought. Your wordpress site is kaput!
This happened to me again today and left me sick to the pit of my stomach. [...]
I recently published a popular post detailing a way to successfully connect your Raspberry Pi to your iPad. When I first set this up my main goal was to use the iPad as a useful display option and make use of the built in keyboard. This would make me more popular at home as I wouldn't need to steal the keyboard from the main PC or force the kids to watch me programming on the wide screen telly.
The earlier tutorial demonstrates how to set up and SSH and VNC connection between your Raspberry Pi and your iPad when both are on the same local network - i.e. you are stuck at home. When I discovered the joy of the Raspberry on my iPad, I wanted to take it with me so I could access during my lunch break at work. This requires a little more faff as I need to tell my router to allow access to the Raspberry Pi from an external network.
I've recently changed my network configuration and had to go through the process of setting this all up again, so I've taken the opportunity to publish another stage 2 tutorial explaining the process for setting up the network to allow remote control of a Raspberry Pi while away from home. [...]
After the frustrations of the first few days I am now coming on in leaps and bounds with the Raspberry Pi. Today I managed to set up my iPad so it can take control of the RPi. This means that the Raspberry Pi can be tucked away in corner, running headless while the iPad seizes [...]
I was really excited to open the tiny box that revealed a raspberry pi starter kit but if my partner had realised quite how much strife it was going to cause, I know for a fact should would never have put it under the xmas tree. I am writing from a place of calm now, [...]
When I first installed VirtualBox on Macbook Pro it was with the intention of running a single piece of Windows only software - SportTracks by Zonefive Software, the definitive athletes training log. I have to confess that I've struggled in this task and after failing off and on for the last couple of years I [...]
I've added a number of excel tutorials to the NHS Excel website and this will become the home for most of my excel related content. It's been a busy month at work due to year end and the agreement of balances exercise but its been interesting from an excel point of view. We've had to [...]