Ionic and SwiperJS

There's a few demos floating around the internet on this, but to be honest, they always build the demo in to the first starting component page, which to me, isn't really a good starting place for content. So, here's an example which is a bit more flexible to use, where you have images that scale... Continue Reading →

Download MP3 Audio only from YouTube

For the longest time, there was youtube-dl, a tool used to download video content from YouTube. This is great if you need to get your old videos back, or something else. Also before I get too carried away with the downloading, I am aware of YT audio types and limits. I'd suggest you read this... Continue Reading →

Getting YouTube videos to play again in Ionic6

*** To get the working explanation, continue down the page *** History:For the longest time, it was as simple as adding a few lines of code. $ ionic cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-youtube-video-player $ npm install @awesome-cordova-plugins/youtube-video-player But, back in mid 2021, this changed and since then, videos haven't worked properly, or at all for iOS... Continue Reading →

So, the i7 MacMini crashed today ~ BigSur 11.6.2 (20G314)

This morning my computer wouldn't boot - at all. I just had a boot loop essentially. After booting to the recovery options I did a Hard disk First Aid, and it recovered some Time Machine session corrections (or whatever they were called) and eventually I then restarted the computer, to which it actually loaded. Very... Continue Reading →

Pi-Hole = no ads…

I decided to test out pi-hole for my raspberry pi, and see if I could stop ads. Well, on basic testing it's working. After testing a few sites, I needed for find an Australian website blocker. I found a short list here: https://v.firebog.net/hosts/static/w3kbl.txt As per the feed here:https://www.reddit.com/r/pihole/comments/mb9o95/australian_ad_block_lists/ It worked. I also added the full... Continue Reading →

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