Foxpro: Not a database file.

After a crash, Foxpro complained that a dbf was not a database file. Turns out this was due to an incorrect record count in the .dbf header. Bytes 04-07 in the header contain the record count and it seems that if this does not match the expected file size Foxpro complains. Calculate the correct record ...

Matthew William Stoves

Birth registered at Dawdon (nr Easington) 13 Adolphus St, Seaham Harbour Married 19 Feb 1921, Sheldon St Congregational Church, Jarrow

Bash Lockfile Script

Just a little lockfile library for bash. If the lockfile script is in the same folder as your script.. source $(dirname $0)/ Then call. setup_lockfile check_lock create_lock Do your scripty stuff then call cleanup_lock

Squid on pfSense 2.3

After upgrading to pfSense 2.3 it was evident that squid just wasn’t working. It’s now working fine after…. Stopping the service. Clearing the squid folder under /var/squid. And then… Setting authentication to local – which didn’t work when the correct username and passwords were entered. And then setting auth back to none – Bingo, we ...

Using vHosts on pfSense

Using vHosts on pfSense
My way of using vHhosts on pfSense involves Squid reverse proxy, DNS and vHosts. Make sure you’ve got the Squid3 and vHosts packages installed. First, the pfSense web gui should be on a port other than 80 or 443. This should be done as a matter of course anyway (use https on port 8443 maybe). ...

Setting up IPX and NCPFS on Ubuntu 14.04

It seems that packages are not published yet for 14.04, so if you need to string together a Novell 3.12 server and Linux for some reason, this may help. The packages from the Maverick release work perfectly. So visit and download the following files. ipx_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb libncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb libpam-ncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb ncpfs_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb The best way to do this ...

10 hours later 

After 10 hours of rail travel, stage one is complete. A smooth journey, with only one minor delay which luckily didn’t result in a missed connection. We passed into Cornwall over the Taymar bridge thinking we were nearly there; wrong. It takes a long time to get to the end of the earth. Our journey ...

Sound advice

Sound advice
   Well reminded Frank

True Descender

Frank’s fearless descent from the top of Hartside. Quicker going down than up! Check it out on youtube

Where do we finish? 1

John O’Groats is not the end of the Earth – Just look on the map: so…. We will obviously go to the famous car park with the sign you have to pay to get a photo with, but there are other options. Duncansby Head Lighthouse, to me is further to the ‘top right’, and only ...