I built a router table.

December 28, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

This is a long overdue (and tedious) write-up of my experience of custom-building a router table. (Clarification: router as in r-OW-ter table as opposed to r-OO-ter (i.e. the box you get from your ISP for your home Wifi. The pronounciation is annoying, especially for someone who works in computers. Anyway.) […]

VMWare Fusion / Big Sur / Ubuntu / Black screen

December 5, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

Recently updated to macOS Big Sur. I’m not sure why I do this sort of thing quite so freely… I always naively assume everything will be OK. And so far, Big Sur vs Catalina is just a bit nightmare. I’m sure there’s a huge amount of “don’t like change” in […]

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Obscure SharePoint errors #13653: DavWWWRoot is not accessible

November 26, 2020 Matt Thornton 1

The scenario is: SharePoint… open in Windows Explorer is working great and then mysteriously, BOOM, it no worky no mo. \\server\DavWWWRoot\etc is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. A device […]

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Misc Ubuntu 20.04 on Hyper-V from macOS setup stuff

November 18, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

Not much intro needed to this one. Have recently binned our monstrous VMWare ESXi host in favour of a single monstrous Windows Server 2019 and within a matter of nanoseconds of doing a requirement came in that needed a VM building that would allow us to easy test some Java-y […]

Converting a Bosch GKS 18V-57 to a GKS-18V-57 G

August 18, 2020 Matt Thornton 10

The G… is important. Very important, in fact. Why might you want to do this? Well, the ‘G’ indicates that the saw is compatible with the Bosch FSN guide rail system. G for ‘guide’… maybe. Let’s back up. Over the last 2-3 years I’ve been steadily replacing my corded power […]

Basic web scraping with Python: Episode 3!

April 13, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

This is the third edition of this post. It was originally an intro to web scraping with Python (in Python 2) using the Requests library. It was then updated to cover some extra topics and also update for Python 3. The scenario is to download the back catalogue of the […]