If you happen to clear out the project info in an Xcode project and want to build against an external executable (e.g. Python), you need to edit the Product Scheme to put that information back. Unfortunately, Xcode doesn’t allow you to type in a path, only to use the system file dialog. It will take […]
Making a GitHub repository of a Python project, you are likely to have a bunch of the compiled Python files included too. These are useless – they are produced at runtime if needed – and clutter up the repo. There is an easy way to get rid of them after you realise your mistake. The […]
Made according to the recipe in Richard Bertinet’s book “Dough“. Fresh from the oven, the bread is “singing”, which you can just about hear. Pain de Campagne from Serious Piffle on Vimeo.
With some rearrangement of the lab computers, I had plenty of cause to use the Migration Assistant in recent times. It’s usually a smooth process, but I have noticed some flakiness recently. The most reliable way to transfer files has typically been to make a direct ethernet connection between the machines. Because the Mac automatically handles crossover, you […]
My Gaggia Classic developed a problem – the coffee holder (properly called the sieve) got stuck. It took me days of episodic attempts to get it off – annoying everyone in the office with bashing and cursing it. Suction cups, my first “inspired” idea, were useless. I finally wielded a meaty screwdriver and loosened it. […]
Betteridge’s law of headlines in full effect. Alex Hern asks if it’s time to swap a Mercedes for a Lada. How surprising that, given Alex has the money to get a Mercedes, he doesn’t bother with the Lada in the end. He could have saved a lot of time by reading this total horror story […]
We use a cluster at the BESSY synchrotron to process data using XDSApp. However, upgrading to macOS Sierra stopped this dead. Logging in to the remote host was fine, but no XDS App appeared. Confounding. The answer is that Sierra moved a component that is involved in X11 window forwarding. The X Window server (ah, SGI) […]