Converting from imovie on Windows

I’ve recently migrated off a Mac onto Windows. After the event I found all my home video files were encoded with the Apple Intermediate Codec and couldn’t be played or edited on my PC After lots of trial and error I found ffmpeg could convert. A created a simple batch job which I ran from […]

Unknown Device driver Windows 8 and Folio 13

I just installed Windows 8 onto my HP Folio 13 and one unknown driver. After some trial and error I narrowed it down to the Intel Smart Connect Technology Driver. I downloaded the driver from here. Attached picture of the device properties of the unknown driver prior to me installing this new driver.

Syncing Dropbox to an SD card on an HP Elitepad

I’ve now managed to get Dropbox syncing to the SD card on my HP Elitepad, following the same instructions I used for SkyDrive, namely: Format the MicroSD card as NTFS (otherwise this method will not work). Create a Folder C:Data Create a mount point for the MicroSD drive as C:Data on the fixed drive. Install Dropbox Desktop and […]

Backing up my Solar Pogoplug

I’ve been running 123solar on my Pogoplug for almost a year now, and started to get concerned about loosing the historical data. So I started to look around at options for an automated backup. I simply followed the instructions here http://www.opticality.com/blog/2011/07/16/installing-crashplan-on-a-pogoplug-pro/ After doing so, I had some java issues, with following error: dl failure on […]

Real Time Solar stats

With the aid of a cheap Pogoplug and some excellent scripts already written I’ve got real time stats from my invertor showing Solar power in Leeds. http://leedssolar.servehttp.com/index_mono.php

Browsing Mac Shares from Windows 7

I wasn’t able to see my Mac network share from Windows 7 and the single edit to the security policy that worked for Vista, didn’t work for Windows 7. It turns out a second step was needed, as detailed below: Start>secpol.msc [enter] Click on “Local Policies” –> “Security Options” Navigate to the policy “Network Security: […]