Solar Probe Plus to set speed records in space

A look at the Solar Probe Plus mission, due to launch in 2018.

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Viewing localhost on iPhone

Shows how to view your localhost website from an iPhone during development using the ngrok tool (Windows).<!–more–>

First download ngrok from ngrok.

Now open a command prompt and enter <code>ngrok.exe http 4458 -host-header=”localhost:4458″</code> (replacing 4485 with your port number). The host header isn’t always required, but in my case I needed to include it.

The tool will output a URL to browse to. Visit this URL and confirm the tunneling is working.

That’s it!

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Google Docs – Subscript not working in Safari – cmd + , shortcut

A work around for getting the subscript (and others) shortcut working in Google Docs

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Docker file no such file or directory even when file exists

Currently learning how to work with Docker containers, and ran into this weird error. Turns out there is a simple explanation.

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Burn .iso image to USB on OSX from terminal

Shows the steps required to burn an iso image onto a USB device from the terminal.

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Setup up Hive on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Some notes for installing Hive on Ubuntu Server for development.

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Seismic waves

Notes from my study of Natural Sciences (S104) with the Open University.

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Setup Hadoop on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Some notes on getting Hadoop installed on Ubuntu LTS in a local VM. This is only suitable for dev environments, for production additional steps such as setting up user accounts are advisable.

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Azure Storage Emulator won’t start

If you are unable to start your Azure storage emulator you may find that changing port numbers helps.

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start_local_hdp_services.cmd is not recognized as an internal or external command

You try to start the HDInsight emulator from a command line and get the error message ‘start_local_hdp_services.cmd’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

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