Pasti.ng An Engineers Pastebin re-invented.

As part of my ongoing pledge to be less selfish, i’ve decided to spend a few hours making a nice little Paste Bin website.

It uses Couchbase (a NoSQL storage database server) and Ruby on Rails along with a touch of bootstrap. I’m gonna be adding thing such as “re paste” in-line editing and self-destructing pastes as I get time. But until then, its nice little pet project for me to ponder on.

Once you paste it maintains the formatting of your code and even supports Unicode.

It should be lightening fast (even though its ruby) and stable + it has a cool domain name… what else do you need. Paste your heart out.

http://pasti.ng

Enjoy!

 

Instantly gain insight on someone else’s iOS App Architecture with MADebugTools

Just a quick post to say i’ve posted my first piece of code in over 5 years to GitHub. Its a clever little Objective-C iOS Category on UIViewController that seemlessly overlays a UILabel on every single view controller managed view with the class, nib or storyboard name that is used. Great for debugging old or inherited projects with minefield architectures. It uses some cool libobjc runtime techniques to accomplish this, but implementing the category is a case of dropping it into your project and Build+Go!

Category in Action

Grab the source code hereΒ as usual, follow meΒ @italoarmstrong on twitter πŸ™‚

 

 

Manage your KVM Hypervisor Remotely on your iPhone / iPad

Recently I began experimenting with KVM virtualisation in the Linux Kernel. Its a great technology that if your CPU supports VT-x / AMDV offers almost (really, almost) bare metal level performance inside Virtual Machines. It works on most Linux flavours and has a couple of handy management tools such as virsh and virt-manager. However, one thing I thought was always lacking and annoying me was of course, the ability to manage my Hypervisor from my iPhone / iPad when on the move! Time for an experiment I thought; then out came “KVM Remote”

KVM Remote on the iPad and 3 Different Remote Hypervisors

Its universal so works on both the iPhone and iPad and is extremely bleeding edge right now, but works! and is incidentally the first App i’ve made that doesn’t have selfish fiscal intentions, so theres another great reason to download it from the AppStore now!

P.S. i’ll be updating it regularly adding more features as requests come in.

 

Amazon Support Store

Hi everyone! I keep getting lots of emails from people asking where they can buy xyz to complete the tutorials and try out some of the things listed on CaptainGeek, well after I kept emailing people the same links i had a thought, why not setup an amazon affiliate store. Basically, i’ve setup a small amazon site with a small selection of products (only those used for the tutorials on this site + related ones), purchases and payments are handled by amazon, however a small percentage of the sale goes to helping fund the server this website is hosted on AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU πŸ™‚ so its a win win situation, please use the links whenever you can.

Our Amazon Store

 

iPad Ripper 0.1 Convert Anything to H264 for FREE

Well, i know i’ve been slacking lately on this blog, but heres a lil treat, I recently got an iPad and iPhone and bla bla, and soon got very tired of converting all of my mkv and avi content over to the iPad, so I made a little tool to simplify the process, it supports as input formats pretty much everything that VLC does, including: xvid / flv / mkv / mpg etc, and outputs all files into .mp4 H264 πŸ™‚

Its free to use and released under a beer-ware license… i.e. if you like it, donate me some Β£ for some beer πŸ™‚ there is a giant button in the app, you can’t miss it =). Here it is anyway: iPad Ripper

Requires: Intel Based Apple Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later.

Convert anything to iPad for Free

Convert anything to iPad for Free

 

Google Wave Invites For My Loyal Readers!

Hey everyone, as I like to encourage people to read my blog, and thank them for showing me support i’m giving away some Google Wave invites. As I only have 8 of them… add a comment to this post responding to the topic “Why UNIX + Derivatives is better than Windows” and i’ll choose the 8 I like the most and send out Invites =) happy waving!

Screen shot 2009-11-29 at 00.09.59

 

VBareMetal The New CaptainGeek Bare-Metal Hypervisor Installer

Introducing VBareMetal!

I’ve been very busy lately, here is one of my latest incarnations, a Virtualisation Linux Distribution, which you can use as a live-cd or a bare-metal installer, it is debian based with virtualbox. Everything configured out of the box. You can run Linux/BSD/Solaris/Windows/Other virtual machines on this distribution, even if your system does not support virtualisation natively! =) Please note, this release is super early, it works, but very bare. In the coming weeks i’ll make it a pretty fully functional system. … 

 

Server Re-Location

Hey everyone, i moved everything from where it was about 5 miles down the road, slight change in ipv4 addressing, (1 digit) but ipv6 addressing stays the same, let me know if any services are not working correctly πŸ™‚ peace x

 

UPDATED: IPV6 Reverse Zone Builder

Hey guys, another update tonight! Thanks to a LOT of help from rewt in #ipv6 on efnet, i’ve managed to eleminate most bugs from the zone builder, if you had problems before, try it again and it should be fine. Im also thinking about creating a hosted dns solution, leave your thoughts in the comments πŸ™‚ until then, check out the new and improved IPV6 Reverse Zone Builder