This is about adding bookmarks to your pinboard account (a service where you can store bookmarks, notes, etc) More specifically, it’s about adding bookmarks to your account without logging on. Why? Maybe your clearing your cache/cookies etc and don’t like logging on a lot, or using a work/partners device and don’t want to be fully… Continue reading Pinboard bookmarklets that work without being logged on
This week I needed to set up a very simple web app. I’ve ended up looking at Python to wire up some cgi scripting to an otherwise static html/js “website”. For the #poc I installed the Debian network install ISO into a virtual box VM… Installing NGINX… apt-get install nginx service nginx status service nginx… Continue reading Simple CGI Web App Testing setup with Python-CGI and NGINX/uWSGI
So I have some recurring tasks running on an old server running Windows Server 2003. One of these tasks likes to fill up the directory %windir%\temp (usually that’s C:\windows\temp) with lots of files, which – if I don’t watch it – results in the C: drive filling up. Disk cleanup doesn’t clear out files left… Continue reading Deltree on Windows Server 2003
I decided to try and re-use an old Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (no, not the X10 Mini Pro version). The phone was network unlocked (with a network/operator provided code), but it still had a load of bloat-ware on it from the operator (music store, news, contact sync, game trials, etc etc etc ) most… Continue reading Cyanogenmod on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini – An adventure through rooting an Android 2.1 Phone and installing a Custom Rom
For a Gnu/Linux install recently I had a CD with Ubuntu – but it was the desktop edition. I had an old PC for this install, and I really needed the CD with the ubuntu-server install set by default. What to do ? As it turns out, it’s actually quite easy to switch over from… Continue reading Change an Ubuntu Desktop installation to an Ubuntu Server installation
I was recently trying to find out how to automatically set the date on a windows machine(windows XP, but solution here should be generic I think). I tried using the system date and time setting “Automatically Update Time”, but that failed because the date was different/wrong also (contrary to this info from MS (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/windows_date_it_overview.mspx?mfr=true) it… Continue reading Automatically update the System Date and System Time in Windws XP (and beyond!)
In processing some XML into an SqlServer db it can often be useful to have the element name or the parent element name output, depending on how your xml data is organised. Below is an example of using meta properties in MS SQL Server for just this purpose.