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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Paris

Paris

A romantic weekend away in Paris with Shweta to start the Christmas period off

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Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum

Making the most of the sunshine and broad Autumn skies, Shweta and I headed out to view the Autumnal colours at Westonbirt Arboretum

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Sarah & Graham’s 60th Birthday Party

Sarah & Graham's 60th Birthday Party

During a celebratory gathering for Sarah & Graham's 60th birthday I tried to get a photo of each group of people who were there

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