Fixing Santander UK

I recently opened a new business account with Santander UK, and was generally finding the experience not too terrible until I decided to export my transaction history. Somewhat surprisingly, not only do they not offer CSV export, but when you select XLS what you in fact receive is a rather…

Z97N-WIFI / Azurewave CE-123H and El Capitan

In an earlier post I documented getting the AW CE-123H WiFi/BT4 module playing nicely with Yosemite. It turns out to be even easier with El Capitan thanks to the hard work of RehabMan and the-darkvoid. No Clover patches are needed anymore, merely a couple of kexts to sort out…

Hackintosh #3: Skyfall^H^H^H^Hlake

Despite CPU progress becoming a slow and steady thing, I've been looking for an excuse to rebuild my original hackintosh, RecentConvert. Skylake provided that excuse, at least once the good Pike R. Alpha found a patch to get SATA and USB working. It turned out to be a relatively simple…

Fusion & Docker Machine: Success

I've long (i.e. always) had problems with Docker Machine and VMWare Fusion - the machine creation would hang, ever awaiting a live network, and I'd end up throwing my toys and returning to VirtualBox. Luckily, it appears I was far from alone and Mark Bainter came up with a…

The Rise of the [Docker] Machines

Given boot2docker-cli is now officially deprecated, there's never been a better time to switch to docker-machine. While I'm still finding the VMWare Fusion driver somewhat flakey, the VirtualBox driver is solid and easy to switch to. Start by deleting boot2docker - it'll avoid confusion, and saves pain if you've scripts…