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This morning when I got on the 06:57 from Reading To Bristol I signed in to the trains WiFi as I normally;y do. But this time I decided to (very sad – I know) read some of the Terms and Conditions that pops us as you log in , and this one caught my eye :


Badly phrased isn’t it!

And today its Brew #12 – Landlord style all grain (The Home brew shop). 

All ingredients – check  

This is a particular recipe we have done once before – and it came out very well. This time around we are hopefully slightly more experienced with the Grainfather and it should come out even better. Hopefully. 

While looking into getting Raspberry Pi Pixel to boot on one of my old Macs : 


Raspberry Pi • View topic – Fixing booting of the x86 image on Macs: “Fixing booting of the x86 image on Macs

Post a reply Watch  First unread post   18 posts Report this postReply with quotePermalink by spl23 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:49 pm As mentioned in the original blog posting, we’ve found that the live image doesn’t appear as a boot option on some Macs. I’ve found a method which fixes this on my 2011 Mac mini, which suffered from this problem – if you are trying to boot the image from USB on Mac and finding that it doesn’t work, you might want to try the following. It’d be helpful if you could comment below if this does or doesn’t work for you!

First, download the Enterprise bootloader from

Format your USB stick as FAT32 with MBR – you can do this in Disk Utility on the Mac.

Create a folder called ‘efi’ in the root of the stick, and then create a subfolder called ‘boot’

From the Enterprise bootloader, copy the two files boot.efi and bootX64.efi into the /efi/boot/ directory on the stick.

Copy the PIXEL-x86 ISO file into the /efi/boot/ directory, and rename it ‘boot.iso’

Finally, create a file called ‘enterprise.cfg’ in the /efi/boot/ directory, with the following contents:


It’s not often you see a product description on Amazon where it says “Long battery lie”.


It’s getting rather crowded 


but It’s giving me a lot of information about the house.