Month: January 2012

  • ‘svn add’ one-liner

    Simple one-liner that I use when I’ve lots of files to add to a subversion repository:

  • Surprise present for the worlds biggest Victorian Farm fan

    S had a lovely surprise today when she opened a parcel addressed to her and it turned out to contain a few goodies* for her birthday from the Acton Scott Working Farm, where the popular BBC Victorian Farm series was filmed. Cathie had called them up to see if we could have a small birthday visit given how much the…

  • Installing bitcoin on Debian ‘squeeze’

    Instead of being outdoors I geeked out indoors this weekend and amongst other things installed a Bitcoin daemon on a public facing server so I could have a play with the API/RPC features. Below I document the steps I followed as it turned out to be slightly more taxing than the usual apt-get install bitcoind Step 1)…

  • A larch seesaw

    Here’s a quick pictorial how-to for making a rudimentary seesaw that we then put into our woodland to help keep the kids entertained. I started with two bits of larch taken from the woodpile, this cross piece: and this base: I took the bark off the cross piece with a debarking spade. Then cut a…

  • Woodland Shelter finished

    We got the woodland shelter finished over the christmas break and tidied up the clearing a bit. It’s now ready for us adding some simple storage space (so we can store teabags etc there) and the final major project is to add a compost loo which I’ll start in Feb.