Author Archive: Rob (James Robinson)

Tech meddler, Architect, mental health advocate, founder / editor of lastplaceonthe.net, married and father of two.

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How To: Enable PHP 7 OPcache on Ubuntu 16.04
[ 1 ] Tuesday, 27 June 2017 |

How To: Enable PHP 7 OPcache on Ubuntu 16.04

When looking for how to enable OPcache on Ubuntu 16.04 and PHP 7.0, I found several guides for legacy platforms such as Ubuntu 14.04 and PHP 5.5 Many sites, particularly those built on CMS frameworks such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, use a complex code and consume many processes. Several website speed enhancement plugins are available, heavily […]

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iOS 10 Apple’s release notes in full
[ 0 ] Tuesday, 13 September 2016 |

iOS 10 Apple’s release notes in full

If you love details then you’re in for a treat. Apple have published the full release notes for iOS 10.

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iOS 10 / 10.0.1 Direct Download Links
[ 0 ] Tuesday, 13 September 2016 |

iOS 10 / 10.0.1 Direct Download Links

If you’d like to download the iOS 10 firmware files and perform a clean install (via iTunes) on your iDevice(s) then hit up the necessary links below: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi) 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Cellular) 9.7-inch iPad Pro (WiFi) 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Cellular) iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi) iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular) […]

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How to: Toggle Apple Watch between Miles and Kilometres
[ 0 ] Monday, 13 June 2016 |

How to: Toggle Apple Watch between Miles and Kilometres

Kilometres (or kilometers depending on which version of English you use!) aren’t the distance measurement of choice for many citizens of this fair world. As a Brit I’m used to miles. Sure, it’s a throwback to days gone by, and despite the simplicity of the metric system, we just aren’t ready to let go of […]

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Apple Watch bashing – the new cool amongst Apple tech writers?
[ 3 ] Tuesday, 3 May 2016 |

Apple Watch bashing – the new cool amongst Apple tech writers?

The Apple Watch turned one last week. In the run up to its first birthday I noticed a build up of technology blog sites understandably using this opportunity to re-cap on the original launch, to speculate about a second generation device and reflect on the first year of ownership. Initially, most sites seemed to re-visit posts […]

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How to: Fix Ubuntu repository error when running apt-get update
[ 7 ] Friday, 29 April 2016 |

How to: Fix Ubuntu repository error when running apt-get update

I look after several Ubuntu servers. A couple of them recently threw up an error whilst I was running routine repository updates. In my specific situation, after running apt-get update I received the following message on my terminal: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files […]

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How to: Install OS X Leopard on a PPC Mac using an external USB device
[ 0 ] Sunday, 24 April 2016 |

How to: Install OS X Leopard on a PPC Mac using an external USB device

I recently got hold of a iMac G5 (PPC) that was heading for the recycling centre. I thought I’d have a go at restoring it. Internet recovery or even local recovery wasn’t a thing until we got to Lion. Optical media was the way of the world when this bad boy was in service. I […]

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How to: Add a iCloud Drive shortcut to the OS X dock
[ 0 ] Wednesday, 30 March 2016 |

How to: Add a iCloud Drive shortcut to the OS X dock

When iCloud Drive first came out I was frustrated by Apple stopping me from creating a shortcut to the path on my OS X dock. I dropped a tweet out knowing I’ve some developers amongst my Twitter followers and sure enough a solution prevailed. I want to create a shortcut to iCloud Drive on my […]

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How to: Fix iOS not updating applications
[ 0 ] Wednesday, 23 March 2016 |

How to: Fix iOS not updating applications

  There are occasions where our (mostly) perfect portable Apple iDevices (yes, I’m still using that term!) don’t quite work as we, or Apple, intended. One such instance is where a device gets it’s App Store credentials in a pickle. I’m guessing you’ve landed here as a result of searching Google (other search engines are […]

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Taking the site in a new direction
[ 0 ] Monday, 21 March 2016 |

Taking the site in a new direction

  It’s time to take last place on the net in a new direction. Sam and I haven’t been posting to the site over the last few years. This has been for a number of reasons: Our day jobs changed significantly Family growth (I had a second child) Neither of us have been using jailbroken […]

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