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2014 New Year's Resolutions

  • Visit 2 countries I haven’t been to before
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Buy a home and at least 1 buy to let
  • Improve spanish

How to set up ircd-hybrid and hybserv on ubuntu 12.04

When setting up the Start-Up Chile IRC chatroom I found it difficult to get an up to date tutorial on how to set up and IRC server and getting Chanserv and Nickserv operational.

This blog post details how to set up Hybrid IRC and Hybserv (which provides nickserv and chanserv) on Ubuntu 12.04.

PHPUnit on OSX10.8

I recently came across the below phpunit error after upgrading to osx10.8 mountain lion.

PHP Warning:  require_once(File/Iterator/Autoload.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/share/pear/PHPUnit/Autoload.php on line 45
PHP Fatal error:  require_once(): Failed opening required 'File/Iterator/Autoload.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php/pear') in /usr/local/share/pear/PHPUnit/Autoload.php on line 45

How to Make a Web App Promo Video

I recently had to create a web promo video for Recensus from scratch and I’m pretty happy with the result (see below).

Jenkins setup with Git Tutorial

A few quick commands to setup Jenkins with a git repo, plus a troubleshooter when not working for Github or BitBucket on Ubuntu.

Wordpress Auto Updates without FTP on Ubuntu

I enjoy the wordpress autoupdates or plugins, themes and core however when I moved a blog to an ubuntu server it kept asking me for the ftp details (which I did not have). So after a bit of looking around and reading up the simplest solution was to change the whole directory to have the owner www-data and group www-data.

Changing Plesk Fast CGI to Apache PHP with ZF

So recently I’ve had to change the php mode from Fast CGI to Apache Module in plesk due to the http authenticate functions in php not working. This caused my Zend Framework website to produce a 500 error, in my case it was something to do with:

Recent Photos

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Spooky hotel at Glasto 2014
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Sunday service at St Paul's.
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A quiet sight in London worth visiting. Makes you want to be more.
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Après Ski #nofilter
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One of my favourite things in Iceland.
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The original Icelandic government building, great views but rubbish transport links.
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Huge frozen waterfall in Iceland.
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I love the blue lagoon! Make's your skin so soft afterwards.
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Cool metal boat in Reykjavik.
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Came here 15 years ago. #IconicIcelandChurch
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Hardware hacking, Arduino plus motor shield!
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My 2013 - Awesome
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New Year's Eve
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The steel dragon vs the mountain.
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Magic
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Yorkshire countryside.
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St Peter's Basilica. Impressive and lots of gold.
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The Dome onto of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. #nofilter #vatican
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Inside the Colosseum
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Colosseum. Let battle commence. #rome