Warpvision - (Motion)

"Warpvision presents an Artificial Intelligence video - (Motion) - electronic listening music for the eyes" I was lucky enough to see Warpvision's fantastic "(Motion)" at its launch party at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1994 and I've loved it ever since. Sadly Warp have never released it on DVD…

Bash script to extract photos from vCard files

If you ever find yourself wanting to extract the contact photos from vCard/VCF files then this may be the script for you. I know that this works on a vCard export of multiple contacts from the Contacts app in OS X Mountain Lion. It's possible you might have to…

An Open Letter to BT

Dear BT, All I wanted you to do was move my number from my old flat to my new flat and give me a SIM in time for me to pass it to my broadband provider so that I didn't have any loss in broadband service during my move. What…

Exhibition of my photos at Oliver's Village Cafe

Following the success of my solo exhibition at Cafe Seventy Nine in Primrose Hill last year, an exhibition of my photos is now on at Oliver's Village Cafe, Belsize, London. All prints are pure iPhoneography/mobile photography. If you're in the area during August then check it out! They serve…

HttpOnly flag for persistence cookies in HAProxy

A client arranged penetration testing in order to achieve PCI compliance and it was found that not all cookies contained the HttpOnly flag, which is an automatic fail because apparently you are more vulnerable to XSS attacks if you don't set your cookies to use HttpOnly. This problem turned out…

Virtualisation with KVM and LVM on CentOS 6 via the command line

I've found plenty of articles out there explaining how to use KVM with graphical GUI tools. On most of the CentOS servers I administer, however, I use Kickstart to create a customised and minimal GUI-free install to keep things as simple and efficient as possible. Here, therefore, are some guidelines…