I will explain the difficulties I was having installing the Mycroft Phillips Hue Skill using the verbal command and show how I installed this skill using SSH. This can also serve as a basic guide for using SSH with Mycroft, including how to change the default password and how to install apps from github repositories.
In this blog I introduce my new buddy Mycroft, an Open Source voice activated home assistant. I detail how to re-install his software if he has a big problem.
Hi! Welcome to my quick guide on how to you select your native/preferred language in the ThyKingdomCome app. I’ve been working with the ThyKingdomCome team for the past few months doing video subtitling, there a really great bunch and it’s a wonderful project! For this guide I’m using the Android version, however the process for…Continue reading How to select your language in the ThyKingdomCome app
Mautic, Open Source marketing software, can be used to send targeted emails about events to people on your mailing list who live within a radius of that event. The best thing about this process is the lists will always be up to date when you need them: next time an event is in the same area you have a list ready and waiting. Here’s how it’s done.
In this example, I will condense a list of paired-down postcodes into a short list by removing all the duplicate entries.
Hi all, just a quick dip into website analytics today! Over the years I have learned that watching your analytics like they are drying paint after you make big changes to the site is a great way to…. find errors and be disappointed! (Not kidding unfortunatly) After most major website revamps I have been involved…Continue reading Troubleshooting changes in Analytics: Bounce rate down: Page views up caused by second Matomo / Google tracking code
In May the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force (and no, brexit won’t get us out of it – still no benefit to brexit. Sorry.) In my view this is shaping up be a complicated piece of law for small businesses to follow, both intellectually and technically. Worryingly, I’ve not heard much…Continue reading GDPR: you are allowed to maintain a blacklist, suppression list or stoplist. You are also allowed to freak out and panic.
Yet another task getting data out of a fairly nasty/incoherent web-based table and moving it into LibreOffice for sorting/project planning. Presumably this is all “easier” with scripting but I don’t have the time/patience/inclination to learn, so here is my hacky method! It worked for 95% of my data, so I had 5 of 100 lines…Continue reading copy-pasting data from website table to libreoffice, formatting it as a csv in geddit
Piwik is the Free and Open Source Analytics project, like Google Analytics but a whole lot less creepy. On 9th January 2018 Piwik was renamed Matomo: I did a little digging and can shed some light on why this change has happened and how it highlights a wider issue for Open Source projects in world of Branding and brand loyalty.
Often if I have copied a list of blogs, files or emails from an app or website, where there is no export function, button names such as “Edit” and “Delete” will copy over. Often in a small list of items there will be several repeated junk phrases for each item of text I actually need.…Continue reading Removing button names etc from a list of blogs/files/emails copied from a website (Gedit, Fedora)