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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 After doing so, I had some java issues, with […]

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.

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 […]