Creating a Pocket desktop application with two lines of CLI

Creating a Pocket desktop application with two lines of CLI

Adam Cooper /

Pocket from Mozilla is my favourite way to save interesting articles and videos for watching/reading later. The standard account is free but I like both the service and Mozilla so much that I'm happy to pay for the premium plan which adds full text search of everything I've saved, smarter tagging and an advert free experience. There are pocket apps for Android and iOS and services like Pocket to…

How to get Netflix running on a Vero 4K with OSMC (or Vero 4K+💘Netflix)

How to get Netflix running on a Vero 4K with OSMC (or Vero 4K+💘Netflix)

Adam Cooper /

If you just want to get Netflix working on a Vero 4K+ First download this repository zip.Open Kodi, go to menu Add-ons, select "Install from zip file", and select the downloaded zip.Go to "Install from repository", select CastagnaIT repository and Netflix addon.At this point everything should work but when you try and open Netflix you will get this helpful error message "Netflix error". To fix this you'll…

Using the new OpenSSH on Windows 10 to connect to a Digital Ocean Droplet

Using the new OpenSSH on Windows 10 to connect to a Digital Ocean Droplet

Adam Cooper /

I'm an enthusiastic fan of Digital Ocean (DO from here on) and their Droplets which, to quote directly from the DO website: flexible Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardwareYou can spin up a Droplet in around a minute running any of a massive array of open source applications from their Marketplace. I took advantage of this a while ago to migrate this here blog, I…

Ember Resources - Fast Forward to becoming an Ember Ninja

Ember Resources - Fast Forward to becoming an Ember Ninja

Adam Cooper /

At LivingLens our frontend team have been using Ember.js exclusively to build the client side of our application for almost three years now so I thought I'd share a little about our experience. So to get started here's a list of my favourite Ember resources that I recommend to new team members to help bring them up to speed as quickly as possible. Hopefully they can help you fast…

Monitoring MongoDB with Application Insights

Monitoring MongoDB with Application Insights

Adam Cooper /

At LivingLens we have the somewhat dubious blessing of using MongoDB as our database. Historically we used to use LogEntries for our logging and it worked pretty nicely but these days we’re using Application Insights. One of the great features of application insights is the Application Map which generates a visual representation of your application and its dependencies. In the screenshot below you can see a browser application talking…

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