Author Archives: mickvaites

I passed my Intermediate now 2E0YMV

After swatting hard, I passed my Intermediate earlier this month. A big shout out to Francis M0UKF, Lance 2E0YLD and the rest of the guys at https://www.oarc.uk (Online Amateur Radio Community M0OUK). These guys run a cracking Intermediate course. Just be prepared … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur Radio | Comments Off on I passed my Intermediate now 2E0YMV

I am now a licensed radio amateur callsign : M7PVW

After nearly 30 years thinking about this, and then after a concerted effort about 20 years ago; I finally took the plunge and undertook the Foundation License. Now I’m working towards my Intermediate, so fingers crossed. With the training and … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur Radio | Comments Off on I am now a licensed radio amateur callsign : M7PVW

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 … 

Posted in Diary | Comments Off on LEGO – Steamboat Willie

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

Posted in Diary | Comments Off on DC Comics Super Heroes – LEGO Batman Cave

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

Posted in Diary, Projects | Comments Off on Arduino Libraries uploaded to Github

Pipe Guy first person view

Posted in Music, Pipe Guy | Comments Off on Pipe Guy first person view

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.

Posted in Apple, Hints and Tips | Comments Off on Flush DNS cache on MacOS

All your base are belong to us!

Posted in Stuff | Comments Off on All your base are belong to us!

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

Posted in Hints and Tips, Linux | Comments Off on Ubuntu Removing unwanted kernels

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

Posted in Apple, Diary, PhD | Comments Off on Installing MySQL Server as a Docker image