Monday, 18 April 2016
It appears that BT enforce the use of their own DNS servers which causes issues for the Roku when connecting to Netflix (but strangely things work OK via the app on YouView).
This gave me the error message "Netflix has encountered an error. Retrying in xx seconds. Code: ui-800-3 (%MSL_INTERNAL_CODE%)
When trying to test the connection I got failures acccessing "nw-2-5".
Turning off (and then deleting the settings) parental controls within the "My BT" website fixed things on my Roku 2 (4205E) but I had to wait for a couple of hours after the changes.
Hope this helps somebody!
Friday, 26 June 2015
For anybody learning Swift to develop iOS apps, there are plenty of tutorials around, but the best one that I have found by far is this one: Hacking with Swift iOS Tutorial. It contains loads of hands-on tutorials, and also a quick overview on Swift theory too.
I've tried other courses/tutorials, but this is by far the best, and even better, its free!
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Luckily, this is just down to an apache configuration file being overwritten and is easy to correct...
1. Edit Apache Configuration
sudo vi /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf
a. Uncomment following line to re-enable virtual hosts: -
b. Uncomment following line to re-enable PHP: -
LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so
2. Restart Apache
sudo apachectl restart
There was no need to change any of my MySQL installation, this continued working after the installation.
Sunday, 1 September 2013
1. Install homebrew
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"
2. Check installation
3. Fix any issues
I had the message "Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin"...
To fix this, edit "/etc/paths" and change the order of the directories.
On re-running "brew doctor", you should hopefully now get the message "Your system is ready to brew."
4. Install "streamripper"
brew install streamripper
5. Run streamripper
streamripper http://(your stream URL here)
6. Play files
If you want to listen to your MP3 recordings from the command-line, you can use the built-in OS X "afplay" command.
Homebrew NotesHere are some additional notes on homebrew.
Software is installed into directories inside "/usr/local/Cellar/" with symbolic links created in "/usr/local/bin".
For example, after installing "streamripper", a directory "/usr/local/Cellar/streamripper" will be created (along with some other dependencies), and a symbolic link "/usr/local/bin/streamripper" will be created which points to "../Cellar/streamripper/1.64.6/bin/streamripper"
To get the latest packages and homebrew: -
Upgrade the installed software with: -
These commands can be combined as: -
brew update && brew upgrade
brew uninstall imagemagick
There is a great on-line package browser here: http://braumeister.org/
Friday, 22 February 2013
sudo shred -v -z -n 1 /dev/sda
(where 'sda' is whatever your drive is - sda, sdb, sdc etc)
The parameters used in the above example are: -
- -v = verbose (show progress)
- -z = add a final overwrite with zeros
- -n 1 = Overwrite 1 time (instead of the default of 25)
This should overwrite any sensitive data on the disk once followed by zeros. Modern hard drives shouldn't need more than one pass overwrite anyway according to this article.
This method is by far the fastest that I have found - some of the other methods were estimated to take 3 days to complete on a 250GB hard drive, this way only took an hour or two.