Setting up Laravel Homestead on Windows

My 1st task at Neontribe was to set up my Windows development environment for Lavarel PHP-powered service that exposes a website and an API. Most developers here at Neontribe use Linux so as I was using Windows I expected a few issues to surface. Indeed, having chosen to use the…

Chickens and eggs and an open omelette.

Neontribe's involvement with the IATI standard started this spring, with a small user research project as part of the Open Ag Funding project. Our brief was to study the journeys of those engaged in publishing open data to the IATI standard and to produce a three-slide summary. The outcome was…

Debian Stretch VirtualBox Guest Additions

I discovered recently that VirtualBox is no longer in the Debian official repositories, which prevents us from installing the Guest Additions from the package manager (apt). The Guest Additions provide the drivers for the virtual hardware in a VirtualBox guest. Installing the Guest Additions is still relatively straight forward however.…

Windows 10 local account password recovery

We are going to look at a solution to reset the password on a local Windows account, this will not work for Microsoft account (use the Microsoft password reset form) or an Active Directory account (contact your network administrator). Enter your PC BIOS and set the computer to boot from…