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Computers

Enabling Network Access to Uniform Server

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Uniform Server is a WAMP package that I use in my web development setup. The default installation sets the web server to allow access only from the local mac...

Password Salting Techniques

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This article is about using salting techniques to improve the security of authentication for websites.  Examples are in PHP but the techniques apply to any l...

Missing tooltips in Firefox 3.5 and IE8

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I’ve just upgraded to Firefox 3.5 and noticed that tooltips had stopped working.  I then checked Internet Explorer 8 and found tooltips were not working ther...

Run SysInternals tools direct from the web

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SysInternals tools are a fantastic set of free utilities written by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell.  There are invaluable for system admins and Windows ...

DOS Equivalent of GREP

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In Unix you can pipe the output of a command into the GREP command in order to only display the lines that contain a required string.  This is means you don’...

Windows XP DNS Cache

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Windows caches DNS responses to speed up network access, but sometimes this can cause a problem.  Positive responses (i.e. successful lookups) are cached for...

Recover Deleted Photos from Memory Card

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This article is written from the point of view of recovering deleted photos from a digital camera memory card, but most of the software will work to recover ...

Online & Peer-To-Peer Backup

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I’ve been assessing various backup options for both business and personal use recently so here’s a summary of my findings

Identify an external modem

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In addition to packing and identification stickers, you can identify an external modem by installing as a ‘standard modem’, run the diagnostics and reading t...

View CHKDSK log

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The log for CHKDSK can be found in the Windows Event Log. It’s in the Applications log and the source will be listed as Winlogon.

Installing SlimServer 6.5.1 on Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu is based on Debian, so I followed the instructions on the Slim Devices website here and it worked fine. It basically involves adding the Slim Devices ...

HP Waranty Lookup

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Check Waranty of HP/Compaq equipment here{.broken_link}

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Web Development

Enabling Network Access to Uniform Server

less than 1 minute read

Uniform Server is a WAMP package that I use in my web development setup. The default installation sets the web server to allow access only from the local mac...

Password Salting Techniques

6 minute read

This article is about using salting techniques to improve the security of authentication for websites.  Examples are in PHP but the techniques apply to any l...

Server Side Includes (SSI)

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Server Side Include can be used to allow insertion of an HTML into another. e.g. header or footer can be separated from pages so you only have to change a si...

SimpleViewer and AutoViewer Permalink

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Two very cool ways to create a Flash-based gallery for your website. Extremely easy to use and produces very professional results.

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Crib Sheets

Line Endings in a git Repo

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TL;DR If you collaborate with developers on different platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux) and you all use proper programmer’s editors which will maintain correct l...

iPerf Crib Sheet

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https://iperf.fr/ https://www.linode.com/docs/networking/diagnostics/install-iperf-to-diagnose-network-speed-in-linux/ v1 is ancient. When you see jus...

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Quotes

Quote of the day…

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“When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beauti...

Computer Software Industry…

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“The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer har...

Learning Quote

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“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Benjamin Franklin

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iPhone

Save an image from the web on iPhone

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With the iPhone v2.0 software you can now save an image from the web to the Camera Roll on the iPhone.  Tap and hold on an image in Safari and you’ll get a m...

Misc iPhone Tips

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Slow Response, especially in Contacts or Text

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Restore a Minimized OS X Window

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In OS X you can swap between applications in a similar way to Windows (Alt+Tab on Windows, ⌘+Tab on OS X) however there’s one important difference - Windows ...

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

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Useful OS X keyboard shortcuts, particularly if you’re switching from Windows.  It’s not exhaustive, but it’s got the ones I use regularly.

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Gadgets

iPhone/GSM Speaker Buzz Solutions

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Some speakers are better than others at dealing with the interference caused by GSM mobiles.  This article{.broken_link} documents one bloke’s extended quest...

FM Transmitter

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On December 8th 2006 the UK law regarding low power FM Transmitters was changed, so they are now legal in this country (providing they are CE Certified

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Music

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Programming

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Thoughts & Ideas

Thoughts on Mistakes

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Humans will always make mistakes, for a variety of reasons (for example lack of experience, skill, concentration, understanding etc.) Mistakes are the b...

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Tips & Tricks

macvlan Networks on Docker

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If your application or container needs to be directly on the network, or it needs to use ports that are already in use by the host or other containers, such ...

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