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Auckland, New Zealand from space.

It’s not very often that the international space station floats over New Zealand during the day but astronaut Scott Kelly got a good one.  Kelly is taking one for all man kind by spending a whole year in space see the effects it has on the human body. Here is what he tweeted: #Auckland #NewZealand, […]

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How to Import a Large CSV file to MySQL

One of my clients recently needed over 100,000 lines of a CSV file added to a database.  At first being a PHP developer I tried making an upload page and looping the results through fgetcsv() but this didn’t end up being the most efficient solution.  There is a much faster way to do this… put your CSV […]

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Changing the Postfix maximum email size

I’ve recently had a customer emailing large image screenshots and Postfix has been rejecting them.  I looked at the configuration showed the message size limit was set to the default so I needed to make it bigger. The following is how I achieved this. The configuration option is “message_size_limit” and by default is set to 10240000 bytes […]

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How to Run Cron Job in Linux.

One thing that’s always handy to know are cron jobs on Linux.  The cron is the most simple way to setup a task that needs to repeat.  In most distributions you’ll find your cron files located in the following directories: /etc/cron.d /etc/cron.daily /etc/cron.hourly /etc/cron.monthly /etc/cron.weekly Go ahead and create a file “/etc/cron.d/update” using your favorite […]

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Canberra Deep Space Centre, cold and foggy.

Australian weather is just as unpredictable as New Zealand sometimes.  This morning a blanket of thick fog descended into the valley. Photo: NASA Deep Space Network

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Landing at Auckland 23L

Air New Zealand A320 landing runway 23L. A cold front lingers out to the east with heavy rain.  The airfield was in the eye.  

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Air New Zealand ATR landing 23L Auckland

Now landing on 23L is this Air New Zealand ATR. The cold front can be seen in the background by the heavy cloud to the south of the airfield.  

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The sky is such a huge place to be.

As the sun was setting and the cold front was causing chaos in the eastern suburbs a lone Air New Zealand plane makes it way in to land on runway 23L. Check out that rainbow in the background.

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