Using a cheap server for VPN? Why VPN? Well if you’re interested in general info then Wikipedia is probably the place to go. For me I was trying to solve a problem with my ISP. It’s a protracted way about it but running mtr (a ping-ing tool) I found that my gaming ping was mainly […]
If you’ve lost your star button used to make a bookmark in Firefox then here’s how to find it. Edit: similar issue with Win XP. Firefox bookmarks star is missing Where’s it gone!? I’m in the process of uploading a video howto but for now … [see end of post] Learn your hotkeys! It really […]
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Access controls mean my website runs as a user that can’t create a directory that is writable by the server; here’s how I fixed it with reference to Updraftplus plugin for Wordpress. This fix should work generally.
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gvfsd-metadata seems to be hogging a lot of CPU time … why? What is gvfsd-metadata ps to the rescue? $ ps aux | grep gvfs pandfi 2315 0.0 0.0 192348 104 ? Sl Feb10 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd pandfi 5205 0.0 0.0 285952 2304 ? Sl Feb10 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor pandfi 5210 0.0 0.0 281496 620 ? Sl […]
Couple of 3D modelling tech snippets that interested me this week. Into the 3rd dimension Model your world using your camera I saw Photosynth‘s revamp a couple of days ago and found it really interesting (Microsoft doing something innovative, yay!). Photosynth lets you upload photos to make a range of different “synths” from panoramas to […]
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Installing Crashplan on Linux Java version error fixed The current version of Java (1.8) is incompatible with CrashPlan. Turns out that it isn’t there’s just a test in the install.sh script for the Java version. To install anyway – and risk the consequences (I’ve had no errors) – then all one need do is alter […]