Commodore 64 Restoration (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Commodore 64 repair project. If you haven’t read Part 1, it’ll provide the background to this project so I’d recommend having a look to begin with. So, first things first, I only have one antenna cable between my Atari and Commodore, so I’ll need to cannibalize the RF antenna from my... Continue Reading →

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Commodore 64 Restoration (Part 1)

Back in 2015, I decided to purchase a vintage Commodore 64 online. I found someone in the Montreal area who was selling theirs, and picked it up. I could talk at length about the Commodore 64 (aka: the C64), as it has a special place in my heart. But, I’ll instead refer you to this... Continue Reading →

Crontabs Demystified

Crontabs are a great way of scheduling tasks. The crontab command itself is pretty straight forward. In its basic usage, you can do: crontab -l - List existing crontabs crontab -e - Edit crontabs crontab -r - Remove all crontabs crontab -i - Same as -r, but with a warning prompt Notice how e and... Continue Reading →

All PATHs lead to…

I’d asked the question recently as to what happens if you add lots of items to your PATH variable in Bash, Z shell or your other favourite shell of choice. I didn’t find any straight answers, so I thought I’d experiment. The reasoning behind the question comes from the way I have my shell configured.... Continue Reading →

iOS Springboard Customisation

It's always fun to try and hack iOS' interface without being able to jailbreak. For example, can you do this with your home screen? Well, with a bit of command line magic you now can.

BBC iPlayer, DLL Hell, Tears and Sweat

The first entry in this blog; right, I’d better make it good. I’ll skip the mic check.I'm sure you've come across the majesty of the BBC iPlayer? It provides two options for viewing their programmes. Either you can install their download service, or you can watch them streamed through your web browser.Being an impatient person... Continue Reading →

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