Jacob Tomlinson

is a unix system administrator by day and a website and app developer by night. With experience in RHEL and OS X administration, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Python, MySQL, CodeIgniter, Wordpress and much more. When he is not tapping away at his keyboard you can usually find him making music, gaming or spending time with his wonderful fiancée.
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Featured Project

Hagerty Care is a worldwide company which primarily sells products for cleaning silver, jewellery and metals. They also have a floor cleaning range and a surface care range. I was approached to build a brochure website for Hagerty in the UK. They weren’t interested in selling the products from the website but only to provide … read more

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Amazon S3: s3cmd put ([Errno 32] Broken pipe)

by under Linux on 31 Jul 2014

Recently I decided to use Amazon’s S3 as another location to store some of my server backups. However I found when testing that I was unable to upload my backup tarballs to S3. I ended up with the following errors. The file I’m uploading isn’t huge (238MB). So it wasn’t the known limit of trying to upload … read more





How to install OS X Yosemite Developer Preview in Virtualbox

by under Apple on 07 Jun 2014

Like me you may be excited about the Developer Preview of of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and want to try it out, but you don’t want to deal with a buggy system between now and the general release. If that’s the case you’ll want to install Yosemite as a virtual machine on your Mac. Here’s … read more





How to use text expansion in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

by under Apple on 15 May 2014

Since the upgrade to OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7 you may have noticed that your text expansion shortcuts from iOS have found their way onto your Mac. Thanks to iCloud all of your text shortcuts are now synchronised between your devices. To create or edit these shortcuts on your Mac follow these steps. … read more

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How to make screen recordings in OS X Mavericks 10.9

by under Apple on 14 May 2014

Did you know that you don’t need any additional software to make high quality, watermark free screen recordings in OS X Mavericks 10.9? Well this feature exists and it’s in a slightly unexpected place … QuickTime Player. How to make a screen recording with QuickTime Player Launch QuickTime Player from your Applications. Click “File” -> … read more

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NASA Space Apps Challenge 2014 Roundup

by under Events on 25 Apr 2014

A couple of weeks ago I attended a hackathon hosted by the Met Office as part of the 2014 NASA Space Apps Challenge. It was a weekend event and the basic idea was to meet with other technology professionals/enthusiasts, form teams with these like minded folk, select a challenge from a long list of challenges … read more

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