Our Roomba (a old 533 pet series) stopped charging after a particularly nasty lightning storm and blackout – some initial testing, and guess work, narrowed the problem down to the charger and thankfully not the Roomba itself.
I’m a bit of a Cloudflare fangirl. All my sites, personal and business, have sat behind Cloudflare for a long time. I tend to convert any new clients or employers to using them for DNS at the very least.
So I recently brought a Razer Cynosa Lite, a low-ish end computer keyboard, as a bit of a stopgap to fill the void before I find the time to hand wire a nice QMK-compatible.. Razer keyboards come with a bit of software called Synapse 3 – on plugging the keyboard in, the software installs. Everything… Continue reading Synapse 3 doesn’t open on Windows 10
I’d recently been having some issues with my Google Pixel 3XL – I’ve had the phone a while, so it’s fairly common for some little issues to crop up nearing the end of a contract (just as the warranty expires of course..) This however was a bit of a shitty one. The bluetooth and WiFi… Continue reading Issues with Google Pixel 3 XL’s WiFi and Bluetooth
Laragon is local WAMP development server (and a much better one than XAMMP..) – I use it for most of my development work. Recently I’ve moved a couple of my ongoing projects over to PHP 8, and was caught out slightly by some unexpected behaviour. Laragon makes it pretty easy to add a new PHP/Apache… Continue reading Using PHP 8 with Laragon
We’re developing a new product at work, and used a WaveShare WS170120 7″ HDMI/USB touchscreen and a Raspberry Pi 4 during the control prototyping. The 7″ touchscreen had to be rotated by 90 degrees, and working out how to do this wasn’t that straightforward, so I thought I’d publish it just in case it helps… Continue reading How to rotate the WaveShare WS170120 HDMI/USB touchscreen on a Raspberry Pi 4