What follows is a response to many requests about how to set up a local environment of WordPress. The manual way This first list is how my colleagues taught me to set up development sites on my local PC such that each client gets their own URL which maps to This keeps WordPress happy and […]

I’ve got a client who uses a third-party for their hosting and not allowing my company to do so ourselves. A problem arose recently due to this third-party having instituted a rate-limit on TCP Connections such as SSH and HTTP along with fail2ban. Because it’s a third-party, and we’re not contracting them ourselves, it’s difficult […]

I’ve reached the grand old age of 30 years young. I’m wondering if the term “30 and Flirty” as featured by Jennifer Garner in the movie “13 going on 30” is a suitable term to give to a person of a certain age who happens to find themselves single. I don’t mind the odd flirt […]

The topic of this post begins with Adobe. And ends with more frustration. Yes, I’m fed up of Adobe claiming to be the Web Developer’s go-to guy for software to enable advanced techniques in building the future Web. Actually, I’m fed up with them claiming that and then conspicuously ignoring a large part of the […]

This post is a follow-up to my post of February 2011 in which I talk of the potential issues of Net Neutrality sparked off by the Egyptian regime of the time cutting off the Internet in an attempt to control its populace. The Pirate Bay Several ISPs have recently been forced by the British Courts […]

Achtung alles lookenpeepers. Das computen machine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mitten grabben, Das easy schappen der springenwerk, blowen fusen und poppen corken mit spitzen sparken. Is nicht fur gewerken by das dumkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keep hands in das pockets, relaxen und watch das blinken-lights.

I came across this video and just had to share it with someone, but I had more to say than would fit into Facebook or Twitter (and who uses Google+?!) I love that he is so excited that he can barely speak. It’s absolutely great that someone from one of the older generations (read: alive […]

I run a WiFi hotspot using the ChilliSpot software. I have tried both HotSpotSystem.com and Coova.net’s billing services, over the course of two (2) years with about one (1) year on each service. I, unfortunately, did this backwards by moving across to Coova about a year ago in the hopes of finding a more manageable service. I am […]

I’m unaware how long this has been an issue, as it only reared its head after a restart of both my InspIRCd server and my desktop which I use to reach said server with XChat for Windows running. I had some problems with failed handshakes from XChat for Windows when connecting to my freshly rebooted […]

I along with countless others have opened a wireless network to allow strangers access via an internet connection that I pay for. I charge a modest amount which helps towards my internet charges (but doesn’t completely negate them), but primarily it’s open to allow others access when they would ordinarily be unable such as due […]