<![CDATA[Coofdy Labs]]>http://coofdylabs.comNodeJS RSS ModuleSun, 15 Mar 2015 11:17:17 GMT60<![CDATA[About]]>Coofdy Labs is the umbrella label for the homeschooling and development team of Martin Kenny (Marty) and Michael Kenny.

Michael's anxiety and Asperger's Syndrome made regular school an untenable proposition, so now Marty helps Michael learn at home.

Together, they explore the intersection of games and technology, and try to gain an understanding of the world around them.


Marty has been playing around with electronics for more that 40 years, and programming computers since 1977. When he's not working with Michael, he can be found keeping up with RSS on his iPhone, long-form reading on his iPad, coding on his Mac, or taking photos.

You can follow Marty on Twitter at @coofdy, and see his photography on Flickr.


Michael loves playing games. But more than playing games, he loves configuring gameplay environments: tweaking GPU settings, experimenting with the latest game-streaming technologies, and syncing progress between platforms. When not hampered by a crippling pefectionism, he takes cool photos and has been known to do excellent illustrations.

You can follow Michael on Twitter at @MichaelMKenny, and see his photography on Flickr.


Marty and Michael live in Adelaide, South Australia, with Theen Moy (wife, and mother, respectively), and two cats.

You can follow Theen on Flickr.

http://coofdylabs.com/about/a1d89594-30fb-4544-ad49-22c38c01c5e4Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:22:26 GMT
<![CDATA[Network not starting on migrated Virtual Machines]]>If you've recently migrated a Ubuntu virtual machine file from one computer to another, or from one virtualization product to another, you might have discovered that networking inside the VM was no longer working.

As described in this Parallels KB article, what's probably happened is that the random MAC address generated by the virtualization host has changed. The file: /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules contains a record of the matching MAC address from the previous host. When Ubuntu networking starts, a new interface, perhaps eth1 gets created, but is not listed to start automatically.

The fix is to edit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules to contain the MAC address from the new virtualization host's virtual network hardware.

http://coofdylabs.com/network-not-starting-on-migrated-virtual-machines/60efc018-38f3-41f3-8415-0c19a4d1012dTue, 10 Dec 2013 07:11:11 GMT
<![CDATA[Snowflakes on a Razer Blade]]>The magnificent set of snowflake photos by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov (recently featured by kottke.org) make for some wonderful desktop images. Michael and I have both just recently updated our desktop images to these snowflake macros.


Michael's Razer Blade features an 800x640 display as the trackpad. A resized snowflake makes an ideal trackpad background.

Pro Tip: If you're trying to turn one of these images into a 16:9 or 16:10 wallpaper, Photoshop's Content-aware Fill (Shift+F5) is your best friend.

http://coofdylabs.com/snowflakes-on-a-razer-blade/64b11b19-614a-4c21-bcad-ff9b73c8a534Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:09:50 GMT