Simple Linux backups using 7-zip (7z) and tar

In this post I want to look at the use of Linux terminal commands for a simple and effective backup routine on Linux. We all know we should backup regularly, but it always feels like a pain to perform backups. As a result, most of us have been burnt by the loss of data from […]

Guide to Car Cleaning – Taking care of your car

General Exterior – Wash 1. Use plenty of water. If possible, rinse the car down with a hose first (low pressure so as to wash off grit etc.. without scratching the paintwork). 2. Use a car specific soap (NOT washing up liquid). I use Triplewax Car Shampoo (available from Amazon or eBay, if you don’t […]

iTunes – Get artwork to stay on top of other windows – e.g. Enhanced Podcast Images

I’m a big fan of the BBC’s “Best of Chris Moyles” podcast. This is available as an “enhanced podcast”, which basically means the artwork changes through the podcast, to give you a better experience, with pictures changing through the podcast, as designed by the podcast producer. I’ve remained subscribed to the enhanced podcast for years, […]

Trick of the trade – Turning bumpers back to black permanently

Many of us suffer with this problem and up until recently I have been reapplying bumper restorer each time I wash the car. I became frustrated at this process and eventually looked for a new answer to the solution. I came across one talking to my local mechanic. You need to clean the whole car […]

Audi A3 / VW Golf Mk 4 5 Rear Wiper Problems Fixed

I have spent several hours looking across the internet for one source to provide me with a solution to a problem that I have had recently with my rear wiper. However, after many hours searching the best advice I could find was to either replace the whole rear wiper motor or take it to an […]

How do I check the power steering fluid on an Audi A3?

Well I have created this post after I was monitoring the search terms used to come to this blog. Checking the power steering fluid is very easy on an Audi A3 but I have included a few extra checks just to make sure that everything is working as it should. Firstly open up the bonnet […]

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