Author Archives: Steve

Building WFView on Mac OS

I have managed to build my own version of WFView from the master branch. This was done on Mac OS 12.3.1 (Intel) Prerequisites Install Xcode Install Mac Ports Under your home directory create a directory called dev/wfview Install Mac Ports dependancies:sudo port install qt5sudo port install qt5-qtmultimediasudo port install opus-toolssudo port install eigen3 Clone sources:… Read More »

Updating Company Website @ BitSolver Limited

Whilst I’ve been very quite on my own blog of late, I have been quite busy working on my Company Website: BitSolver Limited.  I have made a big improvement to the overall look and feel of the Website, making it easier to navigate and understand.  I’ve added more images to break up the text and… Read More »

WordPress 4.0

I’ve just upgraded my site to WordPress 4.0.  Whilst it does seem like a good upgrade, it still likes a good editor with a good built in file manage.  When I have time I’ll have to look at integrating CKEditor with a file manager again. I really don’t like being force to upload files to… Read More »

CLADS Paralympics Event at Chew

On Saturday the 1st of September 2012 CLADS held a fun day event at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club.  The weather was dry and, by the afternoon, quite sunny with a gusty wind at times.  Three races were held throughout the day and I competed in my Topaz Omega Sport with Paul and Phil. Race… Read More »

Topaz Omega’s first sea trip

Steve (me), Paul, and Sue. All from Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club – CVLSC and Chew Lake Association Disabled Sailors – CLADS Thursday, 16th August 2012 We set off around 10:00 and traveled from Bristol to Dale, in Pembrokeshire (Wales).  After arriving around 15:00 we had a break and decided to rig the boat ready… Read More »

Got my FunCube Pro working under OS X and Linux

I have finally got round to getting my FunCube Pro working under OS X Lion and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04).  The main issue turned out to be the firmware was too old for the latest Qthid application.  I managed to run an older Qthid application (2.2) under Ubuntu which allowed me to upgrade the firmware.  After… Read More »

PDW File Browser plugin

I use the CKEditor plugin for WordPress on a number of websites that I run.  Whilst CKEditor provides a much richer editor it does lack a good file browser for uploading files and managing them. When using WordPress to power a website I need to be able to upload files (such as images) to specific… Read More »

Centos 5.x under Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac

Here are my latest Xmodap settings that I use with my iMac and Wireless Apple (UK) Wireless keyboard for running Centos 5.x under Parallels Desktop 7 (on OS X Lion): keycode 11 = 2 at twosuperior oneeighth twosuperior oneeighth keycode 94 = 0x60 0x7e keycode 48 = apostrophe quotedbl dead_circumflex dead_caron dead_circumflex dead_caron keycode 49… Read More »

Recent CentOS 5.7 perl update broke sa-update

I recently noticed that a Perl update on my CentOS 5.7 servers broke the sa-update script for Spamassassin 3.3.1 2.el5.  The error trace given was: “name2labels” is not exported by the Net::DNS module Can’t continue after import errors at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/Net/DNS/RR/ line 24 BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/Net/DNS/RR/ line 24. Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi/Net/DNS/… Read More »