20 Reasons You Are Wasting Your Time on Clickbait

Published Tuesday, 30 August 2016

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Installing SyncToy 2.1 on Windows 10

Published Friday, 26 February 2016

As per usual, another Windows upgrade means a bunch of new features, and a bunch of deprecated stuff which will inevitably break something you want to use that wasn't made in this decade.

Preventing Individual Updates from Installing in Windows 10

Published Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Microsoft has released two cumulative updates for Windows 10 which have spun it into an annoying installation cycle, because there's no way to prevent updates from installing on Windows 10.

Songs of Innocence (and why everyone should quit hating on U2)

Published Friday, 31 July 2015

If you were given Songs of Innocence for free by iTunes when the album launched, then congratulations, you got a free gift!

Trusting the Internet

Published Sunday, 18 January 2015

In light of recent events (heartbleed and *cough* NSA *cough*), we now live in a world where the people you thought you could trust aren't as trustworthy as we expect them to be.

Turning off Lid Close Standby on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS in Three Easy Steps

Published Friday, 09 January 2015

Let's say you've turned your old laptop into a server. Great choice! It's smaller than a full size tower, uses less power, is quieter (most of the time) and if you can't access it you can tab right in on the physical keyboard and screen.

How to Lock down Your Windows 7 Machine Like Fort Knox

Published Sunday, 21 December 2014

Imagine you're going to sleep, and you suddenly realised you've left the front door wide open, with the keys still in the lock. How would you react?

Adding Your Timetable to Your Calendar in Outlook 2013

Published Saturday, 22 November 2014

I stopped procrastinating for once and went through my list of things to do, and one of those was to put my school timetable into my calendar.

DNS Woes on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Published Friday, 24 October 2014

Today I spent the better part of two hours setting up a BIND9 nameserver on my raspberry pi, and I quickly ran into an issue: The DNS cache on OS X was not updating.

Floating Spam

Published Thursday, 23 October 2014

Whilst looking through my spam folder, I noticed that there were a bunch of messages at the top which had been there since I last looked, a long while ago.

Oh! Ye Who Hast Been Scrapped!

Published Thursday, 02 October 2014

Today's going to be an interesting article for those of you who take an interest in cars.

How to Look Good in Your Prius

Published Saturday, 12 July 2014

Now. This IS unusual. I haven't talked about the one thing I normally talk about lots, cars. Here we go...

Using MySQL with PHP

Published Sunday, 09 February 2014

Here's how to access a MySQL database from PHP.

Hardening WordPress Plugins

Published Thursday, 06 February 2014

It's no good building a website for a client and going "Hey! Here's a new site I've built you. It's super secure!", when you haven't given one thought the people on the dark side (of the planet and of the force), and allowed for SQL injection attacks.

The End of the PC Is Nigh

Published Monday, 01 July 2013

As one who browses the internet for hours upon hours a day, it didn't take long to realise how much buzz there was a couple of years ago about 'cloud computing'

I Can't Buy Clothes

Published Thursday, 14 February 2013

I went shopping the other day, because my Dad decided that my clothes were getting too small for me.

10 Years of Windows XP

Published Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Hello all, I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas!