Author Archives: mickvaites

LEGO – Steamboat Willie

Having finally built LEGO batman cave, the release of LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie, meant I need to build this too.    And just in case you need a link to the original cartoon … 

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DC Comics Super Heroes – LEGO Batman Cave

Having had this LEGO set, of the original DC Comics Bat Cave, for nearly two years. I finally found space to display it and so decided get it  built. There are three stuctures to build; Wayne manor study, and entry … Continue reading

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Arduino Libraries uploaded to Github

I was introduced to ‘blink‘ and the Arduino ecosystem a few years ago, by a friend who was, at that time, building an engine management system for his kit car. Since then he’s moved on to building a car in … Continue reading

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Pipe Guy first person view

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Flush DNS cache on MacOS

For most versions of OSX and macOS I have found the following works sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder I have seen notes to indicate that  dnscacheutil -flushcache  or discoveryutil udnsflushcaches are needed for  Yosemite and older versions. Thanks to: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/214981288-Flushing-your-DNS-cache-in-Mac-OS-X-and-Linux amongst other sites.

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All your base are belong to us!

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Ubuntu Removing unwanted kernels

If you have ever struggled with Ubuntu Server and the /boot/partition being filled up as a result of ‘apt upgrades’ then I’m with you.  For me until recently the process I use is as follows: sudo apt updatesudo apt autoremovesudo apt upgrade -y … Continue reading

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Installing MySQL Server as a Docker image

For my PhD project I have elected to deploy a Mysql server to store data, but I don’t want to install it directly on my Mac. Various reasons for this but mainly as I need to be able remove it … Continue reading

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Python3 setup on OSX/MacOS High Sierra

By default MacOS has Python 2.7 installed out of the box, however for my PhD project I am using a number of libraries that require Python 3.x.x. There are numerous approaches to deploy multiple versions of Python to MacOS, so … Continue reading

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ErrorDocument pages and Sandvox

An iritating problem with Sandvox is that is doesn’t appear to allow a page to be setup with absolute references pointing at the local site. This causes a problem when create DocumentError pages for Apache, because the current references for … Continue reading

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