This week I found myself looking into a phone line issue. I used to deal with a lot of these. This post aims to provide a reminder of useful numbers to use when diagnosing a UK phone line issue. For these events, I always try to have a small analogue phone handy to test the … Read moreUseful shortcodes when diagnosing UK phone line issues
I got an “Unauthorized Request” error when trying to download the VirtualBox 6.0.6 ExtPack (Extension Pack). There appears to be lots of people seeing the issue, but no published solution, so I thought I’d post my solution. Quite simply: replace the domain name “VirtualBox.org” with “Oracle.com”. The reason for this is that VirtualBox is owned … Read moreFIXED: VirtualBox downloads giving “Unauthorized Request” error
Fix for using an Atheros network adaptor when running Linux, if you have found that Wake on LAN (WOL) doesn’t work.
Whether you have a blog, business card or e-commerce website, getting the basics right can make the difference… search engines will like your site, and you’ll get a natural flow of traffic with minimal effort and cost. Here are eight simple cost-free tips that will help you make sure your website is getting the basics … Read more8 top tips every website owner should be following
My host had a database outage this morning, which caused all my databases to disappear completed… needless to say, I thought I might have lost any post since my last backup. So this post is to share how I recovered web pages from the Chromium cache, as ever post on the Internet seems to talk … Read moreExtract webpage content from Chromium cache
As a keen YouTuber, I regularly embed my videos in sites such as this one. On occasion, it’s relevant to start the embedded video at a specific time, to avoid wasting the readers time. It’s simple to do… so here’s how to do it: 1. Go to the video in YouTube, and click the “Share” … Read moreHow to embed YouTube videos with a specific start time
A common theme I get asked about is how to recover a lost/forgotten Bitlocker Recovery Key. This unfortunately arises partly due to a lack of understanding about the strength of Bitlocker. Whilst Microsoft quite rightly encourages its use to “protect” your data. They often fail to get across the fact that it provides a level … Read moreFinding your Bitlocker Recovery Key
I don’t usually post about my cats, but I’m going to make an exception with this post, as one of my cats has Chronic Kidney Failure (a.k.a. Kidney Disease), and I’ve read a small number of accounts of holistic medicine being positive for the condition, but very little facts. This post will therefore be updated … Read moreHolistic medicine diary of a cat with Chronic Kidney Failure