Apple have some great tools which are often unheard of.
I just found this wondrous tool, Wi-Fi Diagnostics. Found in /System/Library/CoreServices/ it can help find out what dodgy business is going on, on your network.
It can do diagnostic report, debug to log or capture traffic.
With great power, comes an expensive power bill.
This tool can also be used for evil, by capturing insecure username/password/email/data.
Posted in Apple, Software
They’re used fairly a lot these days, and there are many of them. But someday they might not be active and your links will be gone and useless. Link shortening. Why not make one yourself?
They’re pretty straight forward if you know your way around basic php and sql.
http://yourls.org has a basic shortener you can install on your own site, with plugins to make it how you want.
By default links generated are set incrementally and always into a database so you can retrieve them later on and check stats about them. You can install a plugin to set a minimum and random character count if you dont want people snooping through your files.
Last week I went into surgery early hours of the morning to have my tonsil out.
Doctors have been concerned of it’s size, and possibility that it’s affecting my ear drum and nerve system.
After about four or five affirmation to who i was, i was laid onto the operating table, injected with morphine followed by a dollop of good old anaesthesia. Sleepy time.
I awoke to a nurse injecting me with more drugs intravenously, a dry powdery and numb mouth.
What seemed like only minutes (was in fact hours) later, i was wheeled off to the patients observation area where rouzie met me and kept me company until about 5.30pm when it was time to go home.
I don’t remember much of the past week. I’ve been on strong antibiotic, a synthetic opiate, another pain killer, paracetamol, throat wash and codeine.
Hopefully by the end of this week i will be back to normal.
Less than one week tip Rouzie’s birthday and a day later we’re off to France with a whole bunch of people ski/boarding.
Al planned this trip for Lizzie’s birthday almost a year ago now, and with 18 people going it must have been a challenge. Flights, accommodation, food, mountain passes, lessons, clothes are all booked and ready.
We’re staying in a chalet on the mountain, with a cook and barrels of local wine. Hopefully they have enough hot water and internet for the evenings.
I haven’t been mountain skiing/boarding since i was a teenager so i dont know how i will go. We’ll see.
After an early morning appointment at the hospital this morning, I cycled down to Wandsworth to pick up some dirt, seeds and pots.
Me and Rouzie have a couple plants and are starting to grow our own herbs inside.
Looks like it may take most of the summer, but hopefully being inside in the sun will make them grow good. Yeah…
It’s been a fairly long time since my last, most probably uninteresting post about unix.
Most of 2012 was dealing with internet outage, mould, ants, burrowing spiders, slugs and a dickhead landlord.
I moved into a basement flat in East Dulwich and remained there, trying to deal with rising damp, condensation and creepy crawlies.
But the worst was internet speed.
More than 3mi from the nearest exchange, bits battled the buggery old copper wire down to a measly 300kbps. Far from the 20mbps I’d paid for. Lets not even go into upload speed.
After six months more nothing improved as the landlord suggested, Rouzie and I moved out into a lovely new build apartment in Kennington. Across the road is the tube station and we can even hear it rattle the ground at night (stops just after 12).
No slugs, mould, damp, insect. Just a bit of road noise, occasional
tantric sounds washing machine from upstairs and the apprehension of sounds looming from the unfinished pub below us.
However, there’ll be some changes around here soon. Blog will be moved away from work where it will become less of a feature.
Oh and happy pancake day. I had fish and couscous with salad to celebrate.
Music these days.
Everyone has their own style to listen to and like. But who made the music? Who has the talent? Who is responsible for making you tap you fingers on the desk or play air bass down the street?
Posted in Music, Rants, Thoughts
I bought this little guy the other day because I want to get more stats and figures on my cycles I do.
Sometimes I cycle for 2-3 hours in the weekends so, I’d like to find out how far I’ve gone, average speed, top speed etc.
So I saw this Veloset 212 on Amazon for £12. A lot of other manufacturers out there for prices well over £20. However this one had all the features I wanted: