Wake on WAN – Reason why it only works for 15 mins or so

Since signing up personally with O2 Broadband and getting the O2 Wireless box iii, I’ve been wanting to setup Wake on WAN (aka Wake on Internet) to enable me to use my desktop computer while away from home on business or holiday, while satisfying my eco-urge not to leave my PC on all the time. … Read moreWake on WAN – Reason why it only works for 15 mins or so

Activities to perform a PC Healthcheck

Having been given a friends laptop with issues (booting very slowly, and throwing regular errors). It hadn’t been maintained for a longer time, so I went searching the Internet for some ideas for a PC healthcheck (having drafted a basic list myself), but found very little of any use at all. This entry aims to … Read moreActivities to perform a PC Healthcheck

Have we lost the plot on privacy? New site shows empty homes ripe for robbing!

Yes it really does seem that we’ve lost the plot as far as privacy goes. I’m not just talking about security breaches at companies, or government personnel losing sensitive information…. I’m talking about you and I sharing far more data than ever we surely should. I’ve not been a huge fan personally of the massive … Read moreHave we lost the plot on privacy? New site shows empty homes ripe for robbing!

Peugeot 206 – Change front bulbs (Dipped/Full beam/Side)

Peugeot 206 - Changing front bulb - removing power cable

Having needed to change the side light and dipped beam light on my Peugeot 206 today, I looked on the Internet and couldn’t find any simple diagram on how to change the side light (having only changed full and dipped beam bulbs before)… so I thought it would be good to create a simple guide … Read morePeugeot 206 – Change front bulbs (Dipped/Full beam/Side)

O2 Broadband IP – Dynamic IP is not so dynamic? Maybe even static!

Well an odd observation on my O2 broadband this week… a while back I signed up for a dynamic IP service to provide me with a static domain to use to access my PC when away from home. I received a mail saying they assume I’m not using it as I’ve not updated my IP … Read moreO2 Broadband IP – Dynamic IP is not so dynamic? Maybe even static!

phpBB3: Avatars not showing after update – Solved!

Another day, another issue to resolve… this time it was the turn of phpBB to shed some of the remaining hair from my head. I have however now got to the bottom of this, so this is another post aimed at helping others hindered by this irritating issue. It seems that the phpBB update changed … Read morephpBB3: Avatars not showing after update – Solved!

“Unknown error” in Windows Live Mail

I don’t know if it’s my anti-virus getting a grip onvirus ridden e-mails, but I am getting a lot of “unknown error” messages in Windows Live Mail when I try to delete or move to junk, spam mails with attachments. I was somewhat frustrated by this, as it leaves my inbox littered with junk… I … Read more“Unknown error” in Windows Live Mail

cPanel Addon Domains: Host multiple domains under your hosting package

A prospective client contacted me yesterday asking whether it was possible to host more than one domain against a BeachyUK hosting package. The answer is yes… and having had a similar question before, I thought it was worth adding a post on this to explain how you can do this using cPanel Addon domains.

WordPress Upgrade Failed: Could not copy file

Obviously I like to keep WordPress up-to-date to ensure it has the latest security patches, and that any new features, or improvements are available to myself, and you lovely readers! Well of late I’ve had issues upgrading WordPress. I’ve tried the automatic upgrade on several occasions, and in an attempt to keep my cool, I’ve … Read moreWordPress Upgrade Failed: Could not copy file

Haiti earthquake: What are we doing?

“We’re” obviously there, and we’re obviously doing “everything we can” with the available resources, but this country is not inaccessible to the world, I refuse to believe that it is that difficult to get people and resources into the country.

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