Category Archives: Planet

Google Apps, Hangouts, and messaging

tl;dr: Here’s how to make the Hangouts app work on your Google Apps account. I’ve been a long-time paying Google Apps user for andrewsavory.com (since at least 2008, according to my mail archive). Yesterday, I discovered that my use of … Continue reading

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ASP.Net with Docker on Mac

I tried a ton of different ASP.NET on Linux / Docker / Mac tutorials, none of which worked for one reason or another. Then I fixed it. The closest I got was Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Linux, … Continue reading

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The WordPress iPad app

Next up in my tour of iPad blog clients: the official WordPress app. Categories – check. Tagging – check. Uncomfortably accurate geotagging – check (though thankfully only at the resolution of “Andrew’s street” and not “sat in the lounge”). Ugly … Continue reading

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The cost of keeping your cool

As the UK basks in record temperatures (“Scorched Britain”, “Havoc on hottest day for a DECADE”, “ travel disruptions and health fears as temperatures soar”, “Record-Baker”, “Heatwave UK”), I’ve been running the air conditioner at home rather more frequently in a … Continue reading

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Mastering the mobile app challenge at Adobe Summit

I’m presenting a 2 hour Building mobile apps with PhoneGap Enterprise lab at Adobe Summit in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, with my awesome colleague John Fait. Here’s a sneak preview of the blurb which will be appearing over on the … Continue reading

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Login problems on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

These are notes from a tech support call with my parents last night, saved here for the next time stuff breaks. If you’re running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (and possibly other versions), you may find you can’t log in. … Continue reading

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Super markets

I’ve been using our local Lidl recently, because their policy of regularly baking throughout the day means I can pick up fresh croissants and pains au chocolat whenever I go, whereas the local Tesco, Sainsburys, and Waitrose have usually run … Continue reading

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Netflix versus Blu-Ray

Which is better … streaming content or buying shiny plastic discs? It’s surely an unfair comparison because the constraints of a service like Netflix (delivering uninterrupted video over a range of network qualities) are very different to delivering content on physical … Continue reading

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Home Automation: buttons on the desktop

I want a button on my Mac’s desktop to turn on or turn off the lights I have controlled by the Raspberry Pi. Here’s what I’ve got so far. First, I wrote a script on the Pi to turn the … Continue reading

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Home Automation: Turn it on again

In Pi three ways I wrote: what happens when you combine an RF transmitter, smart sockets with RF receivers, and a Raspberry Pi? I’m still finding out what can be done, but this is what I’ve discovered so far. This … Continue reading

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