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Archive for January, 2015

Adding a home disk to virtualbox virtual machine – Ubuntu VM

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Introduction Recently I ran out of space when using a Virtualbox virtual machine. Normally I use a dynamic disk that allows resizing (typically setting it to be much larger than I expect to use), but in this case I am using a virtual disk provided for me. It’s based on VMDK and Virtualbox does not […]

Energenie infrared socket and Raspberry Pi infrared

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

I have already posted about the Energenie wireless remote control sockets. I’ve now had chance to look through one of their other products – which is an infrared remote control socket. This is a power saving socket allowing a TV and associated equipment to be fully powered off from the mains socket using the normal […]

Git – Version Control that’s addictive

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Git is a version control system. A way of keeping regular backups of files which is particularly useful for creating computer source code. I’ve used other version control systems before (CVS and Subversion) and other tools that provide an element of version control (eg. Dropbox), but so far I’ve only really used them when I […]

Changing from RaspBMC to OSMC – static IP address and remote connection

Monday, January 5th, 2015

I’ve been running XBMC using RaspBMC on a Raspberry Pi for some time. I’ve digitised my music and videos and this allows me to watch them on various TVs around the home accessing from a central server PC. Recently the XBMC project has now renamed itself as Kodi to reflect that it has changed from […]


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