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Solar Eclipse 2015 – Keswick style

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This morning was like most other mornings in the Lake District – overcast, and trying to rain.  I went out for a short walk anyway, not expecting to be able to see anything of the eclipse.  However, at just the right time a thin spot in the clouds happened to drift past where the sun should be…

New Gallery

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I’ve recently changed my photo gallery on here from Gallery to Piwigo.  The Gallery project has gone into hibernation, with no new features for quite some time. Piwigo on the other hand is supported by an active and growing user community. What does this mean to you? Although I’ve been able to move photos and comments from the old gallery to… Read more »

Latrigg Sunrise

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Matthew and I got up early this morning, drove as far as we could up the Latrigg road, and walked up to the summit for some sunrise photos.

Dreamhost PHP max file size

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To increase the maximum file upload size for PHP on Dreamhost: Make sure you’re running PHP5.3, on the Manage Domains page on the panel, then in the shell do: mkdir -p ~/.php/5.3 cd ~/php/5.3 cat > phprc upload_max_filesize = “100M” post_max_size = “100M” ^D http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/PHP.ini

Windows 7 Installation Notes

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Setting up a new Windows 7 PC at work… Windows 7 XP Mode Download from https://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx (works better in Internet Explorer, of course) Want the VirtualPC to be on the real network? http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-7/91206-ip-settings-windows-7-xp-mode.html Want a different user?  Create the new user in the control panel, then in the VirtualPC’s Tools / Settings, Logon Credentials, click Delete saved credentials.  It will… Read more »

GnuCash settings folder bug + fix

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GnuCash on Windows puts its settings folders in the wrong place. The fix is to add the line HOME={APPDATA}/GnuCash at the end of the file %ProgramFiles%\GnuCash\etc\gnucash\environment Here’s the bug report: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=503722 Edit: It appears you need to create the %AppData%\GnuCash directory first.