Quick Tips – Creating a Zip Backup Script in Linux

Over the next few weeks (and possibly months), I'm going to create a series of quick tips, as I'm delving into linux (Raspbian), when I'm programming away on my new Raspberry Pi 2. I've already learnt loads, so I need to get it written down before I forget it all! This little tip is something [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:16+01:00February 8th, 2015|Linux, Raspberry Pi, Scripts, Tips|0 Comments

Viewing the .net Debug Log using DbgView

Every day is a learning day, and today I needed some way for my client to view the debug log for the Debug Version of an Application I created to test a piece of hardware which was acting up. After a little searching around I came across the Microsoft Sysinternals DebugView application; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896647 Microsoft describe [...]

Freeing up Reserved / Allocated Serial ports

In my line of work, I spend a lot of time interfacing to devices using a Serial (RS232) connection. This often necessitates the use of USB to Serial port converters. A frustrating issue I often come up against is that, each time a new one of these converters is attached, or indeed an existing to [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00June 13th, 2014|Development, Hardware, Serial Ports, Tips, Windows|0 Comments

XBMC–Some YouTube videos refuse to play

I noticed that a few YouTube videos refused to play. Having searched around, I came upon a thread in the XBMC YouTube plugin code repository; https://code.google.com/p/youtubexbmc/issues/detail?id=95#c217 [email protected]  linked to an updated YouTubePlayer.py file; YouTubePlayer.py Copying this file to your XBMC Addons directory, over the existing file, fixes the problem nicely. Evidently, some YoutTube videos have [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00May 30th, 2014|Bugs, Tips, XBMC|0 Comments

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 – Navigation Bar Dropdowns not working

Seems as though the VS team introduced a bug in Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013, where the Navigation Bar Dropdowns don’t work if you are using VS on a screen which is to the left of your “Main Screen”; When you have VS running on your second (or third) monitor, clicking on the Navigation [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00May 29th, 2014|Bugs, Tips, Visual Studio|0 Comments