Its been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy with the new job.
I thought I should also put some links to useful apps for a Mac here for future reference:
Rectangle lets you move apps around on the screen using keyboard controls to quickly position multiple apps.
Karabiner Elements lets you reprogram keyboard keys for different meanings. Particularly useful is to remap the caps-lock key to something useful (eg ctrl-alt-command-shift) to give you another key control
Dozer is a menu bar app that lets you hide other menu bar apps as required.
This weekend has been a tough one, but hopefully now the network (and therefore this blog site amongst other things) should run more smoothly. I’ve been having worsening failures with the Linksys Velop mesh system. Rather than trying to fix that, I’ve gone and bought a dedicated ubiquity router and put that into the network as the main router.
This means that the server now connects directly to the internet via the router, and isn’t dependent on the Linksys devices at all. If they fail, only the wifi around the house will go down.
More importantly, it lets me put the Linksys Velop devices into bridge mode. Interestingly, only two of the five Linksys devices can do that – the ones I got more recently from the UK amazon sale. The ones that have UK plugs. But even with two of them the coverage around the house seems ok. I would note that the device that failed constantly as the parent node was not one of these two, so maybe that will improve things.
Also, I’ve been able to move the wifi out of the server space (and therefore the heat) so they might well do better in the rooms at room temperature.
Well, its been a bit of an adventure, but I think I have most of the upstairs set up with smart lighting. Probably need another six lights for the kitchen to finish it off, but mostly there now which is good.
Best article I’ve seen in a while. Explains what the raw and pro raw format are all about. I think I’ve discovered quite a bit about how phone cameras work in general and obviously about iPhones in specific.
Well, its been a bit of a while, but I think I have this one finally fixed.
The problem has been that when I moved to using SSL (ie., encrypting all traffic to and from the site) although I changed the WordPress configuration file (wp-config.php) to the new address (https://veltman.org), the underlying entry in the mySQL database still pointed to the original site (http://veltman.org).
To fix it, I had to change the following table entries:
In the table wp_options:
Both needed modification as they were still pointing at the original http://veltman.org address. This was enough to confuse WordPress at the time of login