Alm

Author's details

Name: Alex Mordue
Date registered: 07/06/2010
URL: http://alex.mordue.co.uk

Latest posts

  1. Problems moving a JIRA installation from Windows to Linux — 04/02/2013
  2. Windows 7 – “Setup was unable to create a new system partition” — 11/10/2012
  3. Bacon Jam — 31/08/2011
  4. Windows Server 2008, on Xen 4, on Debian 6 — 21/05/2011
  5. Black Screen of SNES — 18/09/2010

Most commented posts

  1. Manual Headlight Level Adjuster for the RX8 — 11 comments
  2. Windows Server 2008, on Xen 4, on Debian 6 — 7 comments
  3. Got an RX8? Replace your coils! — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 04

Problems moving a JIRA installation from Windows to Linux

If your JIRA install is broken and you are getting many messages in your atlassian-jira.log after doing a restore of your mysql db from a Windows server to a Linux server it’s possible you may have the problem I encountered today. In the logs I saw many messages indicating that mysql had failed to to …

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Oct 11

Windows 7 – “Setup was unable to create a new system partition”

Just a quick post here. I was trying to install Windows 7 on a brand new SSD on an AMD A75 based motherboard with A10-5700 processor. After banging my head off it trying to do diskpart clean and zeroing sectors, switching to legacy IDE mode for the SATA controller, loading AHCI SATA drivers and unplugging …

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Aug 31

Bacon Jam

Starting to crisp

I actually made this quite a while ago, shamelessly stolen from Not Quite Nigella Ingredients Let’s see if I can remember what I used: 20 rashers of bacon (Smoked) 1 onion, finely chopped About half a bulb of garlic, minced A good heaped tablespoon of brown sugar (some might call this 2 spoons) Some Chilula …

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May 21

Windows Server 2008, on Xen 4, on Debian 6

Port 5902 as we are using VNC screen 2

There’s not a lot of information on the net about this particular configuration so I thought I’d put a post together that gathers what information there is, what worked for me and what didn’t.

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Sep 18

Black Screen of SNES

PCB from Super Bomberman 2 cartridge non-working

I have a load of old consoles lying around, including a SNES with a pile of games I picked up cheaply after the N64 released. While all the games worked perfectly 15 years ago, trying them again now, some would do nothing other than display a black screen when the console was powered up.

Jul 19

Manual Headlight Level Adjuster for the RX8

What you need to build

Manually adjust your HID headlights on the go.

Jul 07

Got an RX8? Replace your coils!

Yuck, white spot on the coil where it has been arcing to the plate it's attached to

Really! Your rotary mechanical marvel may be dying

Jul 07

Using Shift Registers to expand your output

Logical layout from the datasheet

Shift registers are fantastically useful little chips to use when you need a few more I/O pins than your microcontroller offers you. They essentially allow you to turn 3 output pins into 8!