Okay, so i’ve had a 1TB external USB for a while which has been formatted for OS X use (HFS+). I’ve been doing a lot of work on Linux (Ubunut 14.04) recently and wanted an easy, fast way to be able to read/write on both operating systems. I dabbled with this briefly a while back but was unsuccessful, but recently I found a little trick to enable read / write on both OS’s! This may seem like basic setup to some, but judging from the amount of forum posts i’ve read on this, it does seem to fox a lot of people…
NOTE: there is a caveat to this; I don’t share this drive with any other computers. If you move a drive between machines then this solution isn’t for you. Read on to find out how to enable this!
I’ve spent ages trying to get automounting of a RAID array to work; and after many failings I now have it working, so I figured now would be a good time to document the process.
Now i’ll assume you have a working software RAID array (or a standard RAID Array) which you can manually mount.
Step 1 – Get the correct UUID
A lot of the guides to this tell you to find the UUID of the RAID array by using ‘mdadm –detail -scan’ – this is WRONG! It took me a while to find that the correct UUID for your array can be found by using the blkid command (blkid is a command-line utility to locate/print block device attributes):
The image you’re about to see is not residing on my server; it’s being served by ReSrc.it – a new cloud-based service which will actively deliver the optimum-sized image for your device. Don’t believe me? resize the browser window (so that the image size is reduced); reload the page and check out the source. you should be getting a new image every time the window is resized!
This is a massive leap forward for responsive design; it means that the right image, at the right resolution, at the right time can be delivered to your device. ISPs and Network providers are going to love this (as it saves on bandwidth); Web designers, photographers, content producers and anyone who works with images online have been crying out for this sort of a service since the whole ‘responsive web’ thing started.
I encourage you to check out their demo page (they have a load of image effects and switches to alter the loaded image) and if you think its awesomesauce then register for the Beta programme!
After messing with some of Twitter’s Bootstrap files locally, I decided it was time to get a build environment established on my Mac. It quickly became apparent that there wasn’t a whole lot of guidance on setting up the build environment in OS X; so i’ve posted my efforts here so that someone in my shoes can follow these steps:
Well after monkeying about with a busted 11.10 installation (call it a learning curve with Linux); I decided to reinstall the OS from fresh. I have 4x2TB drives utilising Ubuntu’s FakeRAID (software RAID), along with a 500Gb OS drive (the target for my refresh).
TL;DR – solution to this problem is at bottom of this post;
Following on from my last post; i’ve been doing some spleunking into ‘responsive design’ – the latest buzz term circling the web design / development camp. I’ve stumbled across a rather insightful slideshare presentation from Brian and Stephanie Rieger; they worked on browser.nokia.com at Breaking Development conference. For that project, they invented a new way to combine client side information with device detection. It’s a really interesting approach and certainly worth assimilating! Continue reading
First off; I know it’s been a looong time since I last posted an update; suffice to say i’ve had a lot of things on in my life that have kept me preoccupied… but enough of my whining; i’m here to talk about a promising new framework I stumbled across called Foundation; its from the guys at Zurb who made the lovely CSS3 buttons that I utilise a lot (with my own modifications of course! will be blogging the changes shortly).