Category Archives: Geek / Tech

New marksy.com 2013

Quick update: marksy.com is new for 2013. New skin based on Skeleton responsive, design inspiration from iOS 7. Same marksy. Works great on mobile too ;)

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Diffuse LED ceiling bulb

We moved into our brand new apartment almost a year ago in Kennington. It’s a beautiful build with great features, one of those features being LED ceiling bulbs. They’re relatively expensive to buy, but their lifespan of over 10 years … Continue reading

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Make your own url shortener

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 … Continue reading

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Terminal dd direct copy

To burn an .iso/.img to Thumbdrive, use the following Terminal commands: Insert Thumbdrive Type ‘diskutil list’ to see what device node your disc is Type ‘diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN (replace N with the disk number from the last command; in the … Continue reading

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Veloset 212 bike computer

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 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi

Last night I bought a piece of hardware that will be a piece of history. The Raspberry Pi computer is a tiny (size of a packet of playing cards) logic board, system-on-chip arm CPU, 256mb ram, ethernet, USB, SD Card, … Continue reading

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Mount OS X share on Windows 7

Windows in general is a pain in the bum. I’ve had to install it on my media PC for the TV as Netflix only support PC/Mac – not Linux. However when configuring Windows I found I couldn’t access my Mac. … Continue reading

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OS X notifications

On the cusp of the iOS release, due today or any day now, iOS notifications is a great visual notification system on iPhone/iPad. However, OS X doesn’t have a native notification system. Growl is the closest thing we have as … Continue reading

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Mac Bluray Ripper Pro (for Mac)

I paid about £20 for this great software about a year ago to backup my Bluray discs to HDD so I can watch them anytime without having to take them out of their jackets and fast forward the ads.

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Watch US TV via Firefox

Penx just showed me a neat plugin hack for FireFox to enable watching content from the United States. Download Modify Headers from the Firefox Addons repository, install, restart browser.

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