I encountered numerous errors when I attempted to install the earthpy Python module and here’s how I eventually got it to work:
pip install wheel
pip install pipwin
pipwin install numpy
pipwin install pandas
pipwin install shapely
pipwin install gdal
pipwin install seaborn
pipwin install fiona
pipwin install pyproj
pipwin install rasterio
pip install earthpy
NOTE: both pip and pipwin are used.
Continue reading Install Python module earthpy on Windows
The release of iOS11 saw GoodReader 3 relegated to the annals of history. For those of us that don’t want to pay for GoodReader again, we have to migrate away from it. Here’s how. Continue reading Migrating documents from GoodReader 3
As an Amigaphile I’m a long time fan of music MODs. Recently I wanted to convert some to be playable on something a little more modern.
I used Winamp. Here’s how:
Continue reading Convert MOD files with Winamp
Facebook has (not that) recently added the “related” articles feature which displays extra links beneath a News Feed story when you click a link in that story.
I can’t stand it as it changes the length of the page and makes me lose where I was in the page.
Disable this behaviour with Adblock by adding these filters:
Continue reading Hide “related” articles on Facebook
When visiting sites over HTTPS that use a self-signed or expired certificate Firefox will stop dead in it’s tracks with a “This Connection is Untrusted” message. Annoying but necessary given the web-savviness of the majority of net denizens nowadays.
On occasion when clicking “Add Exception…” the option to “permanently store this exception” will be greyed out. Very annoying. Especially when it’s my test server and I created the self-signed cert and I KNOW it’s not valid.
The only reliable solution I’ve found is to delete (part of?) Firefox’s certificate database. The file (on Windows 7/Vista) is:
Note, you will have to quit FF first. Annoying.
Note to self: try and find a HTTPFox clone for Chrome so I can finally free myself from this awful browser.
Our DBA recently installed a SQL Server 2008 instance and sent us admins off to the intarweb to find the corresponding version of Management Studio. This wasn’t needed as all the installation images are available on our CD archive but, still, I couldn’t figure out which version I needed. Continue reading SQL Server version numbers
Installing Linux on an IBM ThinkCentre M50 requires the ACPI interface to be disabled or you could see the system slow to a crawl. Here’s how I found out and how to fix it. Continue reading IBM ThinkCentre M50 vs CentOS
This one frustrated me enough that I have to post the solution.
At work we run RHEL4 on our production servers but with limited licences I decided to try CentOS4 for testing. I’d been mucking around with VirtualBox and as my test hardware had died I decided to try it.
When it came to installing the Guest Additions I hit a roadblock. I followed the instructions for installing the headers:
yum install kernel-devel
…but that wasn’t working. I was still getting:
Please install the build and header files for your current Linux kernel.
The trick is to create the default symbolic link to the header files:
ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-92.1.18.el5-i686 /usr/src/linux
Problem solved by jeffreywt on the VirtualBox Forums.
My Vista adventure has been going for a few days now and I’m very tired of the User Access Control (UAC) prompt. Whilst I do appreciate the added security afforded by this ‘feature’ I’m finding it difficult to live with. Continue reading Vista UAC weariness (and how to control the beast)
Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0139'
An object tag cannot be placed inside another object tag.
IIS’s ASP interpreter wouldn’t pass the page with nested <object> tags. Continue reading Using the Flash ‘Nested Ojects’ method in ASP pages