Monthly Archives: October 2011

PostgreSQL on Lion with Homebrew

There are several ways you can get PostgreSQL up and running on Mac OS X Lion (see for example OS X Lion #2: PostgreSQL as default database, PostgreSQL 8.4 on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), How to install PostgreSQL on … Continue reading

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MySQL on Lion with Homebrew

This was non-obvious to me, so I’m documenting it here. There are several ways you can get MySQL up and running on Mac OS X Lion (see for example Rob Allen’s Setting up PHP & MySQL on OS X 10.7 … Continue reading

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Migrating to WordPress

Welcome to my new look blog. Oooh, shiny. I’ve been trying to upgrade the software behind this blog on and off for quite a few years now. It was back in 2008 that I installed MovableType 4.12, and although MovableType … Continue reading

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rsyslogd on Oneiric Ubuntu 11.10

If you happen to have upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 but are running an old kernel (for example, you’re working on a hosted virtual server), you may see the rsyslogd process running away with your CPU. This seems to be a … Continue reading

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Open letter to ExCel London

Following my frustration at the DroidCon venue having no cycle facilities (tweet tweet), I was pleased to see that ExCel London (host of Nokia World 2011) do in theory have secure bike parking. It took a while to find this … Continue reading

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TV Licensing

The TV Licensing staff are on strike due to a pay dispute. This seems as good a time as any to talk about the TV license and the notorious enforcement company, TV Licensing. I am a big fan of the … Continue reading

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At what price to community?

Dave has written a detailed post on the types of community that Tizen hopes to target. It’s great, and I recommend you read it through. For more background, you should also read my blog post on what’s really going on … Continue reading

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iPhone 5

Aww hell, I don’t really like writing about Apple these days since it’s often a cheap route to page views, but here’s a few things. Firstly, Horace Dediu is obviously right in his article “Why is there no iPhone 5?“. … Continue reading

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Droidcon London 2011

I’m off to #droidconuk tomorrow and Friday, for a couple of days of Android immersion. Should be a useful benchmark for the adoption rate of Android by developers … looking forward to some interesting discussions. If you’re there, come say … Continue reading

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Over the Air 2010, 2011

It seems I didn’t blog about Over the Air back in 2010, beyond referencing the phone I won for my hack. That’s pretty poor. I don’t appear to have blogged much about any of the previous events either, apart from … Continue reading

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