Ben Nevis, North Face via Tower Ridge

June 9, 2019 Matt Thornton 0

We (my Father and I) ascended Ben Nevis via Tower Ridge on 10th May 2019. We had a pretty hairy experience. I’ve been meaning to write this up since – but things have been busy so it… slipped. But news today that a climber died after being struck by lightning […]


Sharepoint – Open .eml files in Outlook

January 10, 2019 Matt Thornton 0

If you use email enabled document libraries or indeed any other method of storing email messages (commonly created in Exchange / Outlook) in Sharepoint document libraries then they are more than likely stored in .eml format (that first appeared in Outlook Express) as opposed to the more modern .msg format. […]

Basic web scraping with a Raspberry Pi, Python and Requests

January 6, 2019 Matt Thornton 10

Update: 2020-04-13. Article has been overhauled and republished here! Includes Python3 updates, Dropbox uploading and a code repo. I’m leaving the below in place for background, info and posterity and for misc useful tidbits. Update: 2019-05-13 – this has been edited to fix a little bug in the code transcript. […]

Use DISKPART to bring a disk online

November 27, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

If you’ve recently migrated a VMWare Fusion virtual machine to VMWare ESXi, which itself had multiple disks, you may find that secondary disks don’t show up. You can change this using DISKPART. In my case, this didn’t happen in a Windows 10 VM with two disks, but did happen in […]