And this completes my PlayStation console collection… If we ignore the PS5. A lot of things happened at once to trigger this project. I had not bought a Pi 4 at this point, and I had the PlayStations 2-4… Next minute I’ve bought a dead PSOne off eBay, a Pi from the Pi Hut, and waved goodbye to my bank account… In December. The idea was incredibly simple – Whack a Pi 4 inside a PSOne shell, with the toggle button and LED still functioning.
And it also runs DOS too. Yes, it feels really weird. If you’re a maker of any level of expertise, signing up to the Instructables Newsletter is a bad idea for your bank account. A week in and you’re looking at buying a laser cutter, a 3D printer, and an assortment of different power tools. I’m in the camp of “Oh that’s looks cool… Oh I can’t afford any of this!
macOS Mojave worked great(ish) in Virtualbox. Does it work in VMware? Turns out, yes – works great, and has guest additions. Virtualbox is fantastic for Open Source software, but VMware is one of the primary players in the virtualisation scene. As soon as I got macOS working in Virtualbox, I almost immediately turned my attention to doing the same thing in VMware… Because I’m mad. Not only does it work just as well as it does in Virtualbox, you can also install guest additions thanks to some super smart cookies in the scene.
You can run MacOS in Virtualbox. Because? Because. In the pursuit of Hackintosh, you need a Mac. That’s well and great, but I didn’t want to screw around with my partner’s Macbook. So what if you want to sandbox something? Virtualbox! I had no expectations that this was going to work. OS X has always been runnable in Virtualbox for a while, but the performance has normally been lacklustre. While it’s not exactly daily-driver level, the performance in Virtualbox wasn’t too bad!
Just about to install LAMP, XAMPP, or MAMP? Stop. Right. Now. Docker’s gotchu, fam. LAMP stacks are great. They are an absolute fundamental to development, unless you enjoy the thrill of writing your code on your production environments. Seriously, LAMP is the absolute fundamental in the toolbox for website development. But do not install it. Cancel that download, uninstall that software. Because there’s a better solution. 😭 Problems with LAMP LAMP (XAMPP, MAMP, etc included) kits you out with all the essentials needed for running a website.
So you’ve discovered to your absolute horror that the WordPress site your company has inherited is running on Windows… on IIS? Before you stand up, throw your computer chair out the Window, maliciously eat your co-workers salad and enjoy it, or drop all the production databases, relax. We’ve got you covered. 😕 What’s the problem? Good point. IIS (Information Internet Services) is the home-grown proprietary (for now) web server provided by Microsoft for Windows customers.