Pi Recovery

Always have been a fan of 'em

April 8, 2024 · 5 min · Nevalicjus

Apple Watch Input

If you've ever desperately typed "how change default from scribble to keyboard apple watch" into anything, do I have a solution for you: If you turn iPhone > General > Keyboard > Slide to Type off, scribble is no longer the default way to type on your Apple Watch. You will now have to enjoy notifications on your Phone that prompt you to type there instead, but c'est la vie.

November 5, 2023 · 1 min · Nevalicjus

Discord Modals via Views

I've wanted to improve on my bot to not only assign students based on the invite they use, but also ask them for their name (I haven't got around to OAuth2's, which I know would be more seamless and more secure). And I was happy that it was possible with Discord Views and Modals (I still don't understand why they're separate). For everyone that needs the same thing I needed, and stumbles upon my post here, this is the solution I found while using discord....

September 27, 2023 · 4 min · Nevalicjus

Surprising lack of Backups

Taught by my dying servers I've tried to keep a good backup of my running apps so if it ever happens again I don't have to murder my imaginary self and excuse a growing number of people who use my apps. And from time to time I dump archives from a remote to a NAS. Imagine my surprise when I open the backup folder and meet a 6 months worth of empty tar archives....

August 6, 2023 · 1 min · Nevalicjus

Reinstalling Windows 8

Firstly, not really Windows 8, but Windows 8.1 (which matters?) As a family IT support person I've been asked to reinstall Win8.1 for a family member, and I don't know if the bigger cause for my misfortunes was it being pirated, or Win8.1 breaking reinstalls (as I've read online from multiple sources), but it certainly wasn't fun. No matter what I've done, I've got the message: Insert Media. Some files are missing....

June 2, 2023 · 2 min · Nevalicjus

Flashing ISOs on Mac

With your ISO ready, and the USB you plan to flash ready, here's the steps to achieve victory. Your USB needs to be a bit bigger than the ISO, but the margin may vary. Remember that your USB will be erased during this process. Open a Terminal Window Run diskutil list and find your USB (/dev/diskN) Run diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN. It should print Unmount of all volumes on diskN was successful...

June 2, 2023 · 1 min · Nevalicjus

Apple Serial Number Fun

First Mac I ever owned was (and still is) Apple's 2015 standard 12" MacBook. I love it even if it stopped being supported and it's last OS is MacOS Big Sur. But in 2017 I had to change it's logic board (a drive issue?) and once it came back, after a week I'd noticed it's Serial Number was missing. No biggie? Precisely what I thought, and left it unattended. Happily used it until I'd upgraded....

June 25, 2022 · 2 min · Nevalicjus