Venice

Venice

A short summer jaunt to the picturesque Italian city of Venice

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Romania

Romania

A flying visit to Romania, taking in some of the sights in and around Bucharest

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Four80East – Off Duty

Four80East - Off Duty Album CoverHot off the press and into my new albums playlist on spotify this week, Four80East’s latest offering, Off Duty. Frequently blasting out of my car speakers as I embark on another long… [ Read More ]

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Easily Rotating Images

When grabbing photos from my iPhone I often find that it has a funny idea of where “up” actually is and while the EXIF data always allows you to correct the problem I’d rather my image was simply the correct way up to start with and an EXIF rotate… [ Read More ]

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Hide SQLPlus Password String

Google is somewhat sketchy on what you have to do if you wish to hide the password string passed to SQLPlus on the command line from ps aux to enhance the security of automated processes on servers that may be accessible in part to others.

The answer actually turns out… [ Read More ]

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Maggie Thatcher’s Funeral

Maggie Thatcher's Funeral

As my office is just round the corner from Fleet Street I nipped out to see the funeral procession file past and Shweta grabbed a few photos

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Kworker High CPU

After a recent kernel upgrade on my home server I noticed that Kworker was hogging most of the CPU after boot and wasn’t dying down over time. Research online lead me to believe this was due to an ACPI interrupt storm creating a high load. I tested a fix… [ Read More ]

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Removing Plymouth

While recently upgrading my headess Ubuntu home server I came across an issue whereby boot would hang due to some issue with plymouth, the application providing the graphical splash screen shown when Ubuntu boots. As this server is headless I decided that rather than seek to resolve the issues… [ Read More ]

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New Year Country Walk

New Year Country Walk

First weekend after going back to work in the New Year called for a relaxing walk in the countryside

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Family Christmas 2012

Family Christmas 2012

The usual annual photo set from Christmas with my family

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