Author Archives: mickvaites

Arduino Libraries uploaded to Github

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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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mod_rewrite in .htaccess

In the process of migrating the website I needed to catch old URLs and map them to the locations of the documents on the new website. Deploy a .htaccess file in the root of the website and introduce Redirect 301’s. Simples… Well … Continue reading

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Pipe Drums – Awsome

Studying and spotted this on Youtube … it’s incredible this is all coming from this guy and his pipes !! This is totally wicked … .. and there are others. Just Google ‘playing music with pipes’ Updated; this appears to … Continue reading

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