Useful Unix commands

For a long time I've maintained a memory aid in the form of a list of useful commands which can be used on the command line for Linux, OS X, BSD, Solaris, etc., so I thought I'd list them in a blog post in case they come in useful for…

Creating a Bash-based web server on my new Raspberry Pi

Recently I decided to correct my oversight of not having obtained a Raspberry Pi, so I purchased the Model B version along with the nice clear case and named it "Colossus". Never having owned an Acorn Archimedes (I was an Amiga man) the first thing I did was play with…

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…