Accessing Apple Higher Education store from home

If you’re an Essex University student (i.e. you have a valid Essex login) and you’re tired of having to enter campus for access to the Apple Higher Education store, you’ll probably be pleased to know you can do it from home. If you’re running Linux/Unix (including OSX), you’ve already got everything you need.  Windows users […]

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IE7 glitches galore

For anyone who claims that IE7 is “the best browser there is” (Davey…), this might just put it in a different light. Goto http://www.plfc.org.uk/ and look at the first link on the page, “FIEC”. Notice (in IE7) that there’s a little gap after it, like there’s a . Well, look at it in FireFox, Opera, […]

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Bugfixes and coding

I’ve spent the last couple of days bugfixing some code I wrote for the church website and writing some new code for various things. Had a superb headache while chasing one extremely weird bug just now, the piece of code below was never giving me more than 1 line of printout (which is weird, as […]

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The updates

So I promised some updates… well here goes. I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks working through a rather (and increasingly) large list of “to-dos” down the church, everything from replacing maintained light strips to cleaning the windows, and not forgetting producing hard backups of all the server filesystems. It’s good fun to do, […]

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Updates

For anyone following this blog (is there anyone? lol), the moving of the Debian install worked without hitches (other than those covered in the blog), I did have to turn off DMA access to the replacement HD however, but I think that was purely because it was a really old school drive. The Squid proxy […]

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Linux and large hard drives

I just finished rebuilding the backup server, and I discovered something new about Linux which I didn’t know (although I did assume it was possible). I’d tried googling for the answer to this question without avail, so I’ve blogged it here to hopefully answer the question for someone else in my same situation. The problem […]

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Ubuntu Server on 386 hardware

I’m blogging this in the hope that I might get more Google coverage for the solution to a problem I hit when trying to setup Ubuntu server on an older machine down the church. I originally posted the solution to the official Ubuntu forums, and it’s had a few replies saying it worked and was […]

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