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
Hi, This week I want to look at the use of 7zip in creating an effective backup routine. We all know we should backup regularly, but it’s a pain to do, and most of us have been burnt by the loss of data from time to time, caused by a lack of backing up. Since … Read moreUbuntu backups using 7z (7zip)
I’ve been using Ubuntu as my primary operating system for a couple of years now, but choose to support the default Unity shell which has recently been announced to be ending. This guide documents the simple steps I’ve taken to install GNOME without reinstalling Ubuntu. To install GNOME itself: sudo apt install gnome gnome-shell During … Read moreHow to install GNOME on Ubuntu
My job title is a magnet for spam, and the predictable format of email addresses across companies means I have to work my way through a load of targeted spam everyday. Spam filters do a great job, but targeted spam is difficult to identify, as it’s sent person to person, it’s just unwanted direct e-mail. … Read moreHow to use MS Outlook rules to filter internal emails from external trusted, and untrusted mails
This is a quick post to hopefully help others suffering with this issue. I setup DDNS (Dynamic DNS) on my Zyxel router, connected to a no-ip.com hostname that I had setup. No matter what I did with the configuration, I couldn’t get it to work. In the end, I setup what I thought was right … Read moreFIXED: Zyxel router DDNS error “Error validating DYNDNS svr answer. Check usr,pass,hostname!”