Author Archives: mickvaites

Mastering Bitcoin 2nd Edn

This book was recommended by a colleague, as I was looking to get a better understanding of the interactions with the Bitcoin blockchain. This book specifically as I have been advised that Andreas Antonopoulos ‘wrote the BIBLE for Bitcoin for … Continue reading

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China may be using the sea to hide submarines

Who knew ?

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Python MatPlotLib on MacOS

To accompany NumPy and PyLab we need a way of producing graphical output and the prefered route is MatPlotLib. The problem is that the ‘out of the box‘ pip installation on MacOS creates a slightly unfriendly configuration which means graphs don’t display without a ‘.show()’ command and then they’re … Continue reading

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Punk Museum in Reykjavik

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Quite a find, the punk museum. Originally opened by Jonny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, for more information please visit their site: https://visitreykjavik.is/icelandic-punk-museum

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Little Viking Defending Iceland

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A little viking standing outside Icelands shops.

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Natural Language Processing with Python

This is an excellent introduction into Natural Language Processing (NLP) and caters for those with Beginner and Intermediate experience. It is a compliment to the Natural Language Toolkit, a Python library that comes with sufficient resources to really get a … Continue reading

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OpenVPN 2.2.x and iOS 9.3.x – No routing over the VPN

Whilst going through the process of renewing certificates, and the recent updates for OpenVPN and iOS, I discovered that traffic was no longer being routed over the tunnel. There are a number of postings blaming changes that Apple have made … Continue reading

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Lego Lovelace got 10k Votes

Just had to post to say that “LEGO Ideas – Lovelace & Babbage” received the required 10,000 votes, so that it will be considered by Lego for manufacture. This is awesome news … The link to the Lego IDEAS page … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Changing the Device ID udev/rules.d

I do quite a bit of work with Virtual machines based on an ESX platform. One of the advantages of such a platform is the ability to create a template server, then duplicate copies as and when you need one. … Continue reading

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Alan Turing: The Enigma

This book is an excellent read, and whilst the film The Imitation Game as based on it, the book explains much more about his life and achievements.

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