Unique Preference - Cold Nuisance & Harassment Calls

Unique Preference - Nuisance, Harassment & Phishing Calls We’ve all received unwanted nuisance, marketing or unwanted sales calls, some probably…


"You're on a business park in a beautiful location AND need fast internet access?"

On joining Allies Computing to head up our DevOps team, it didn't take long to realise that there's a downside to being based in a converted barn…


Email scams continue - PayPal

Received a strange email from PayPal? Might be an obvious statement if you’re comfortable with technology, but PLEASE don’t follow the instructions.…


Smart watches & wearables - what's all the fuss about?

As someone who has a vested interest in technology, it may be a surprise to hear I’ve been sat firmly on the sidelines of the whole smart watch /…


A new dimension to website CSS?

Looking around for something new to add to one of our websites, I stumbled across a new technology being promoted by the leading address specialist,…


Managing a modern blog - Wordpress.com meet Wordpress.org?

So, during this exercise in rediscovering Wordpress I've been determined to try and make the setup & management side as simple and robust as…


Migrating FROM Ghost TO Wordpress

So, after running Ghost for 8-9 months on this blog and trying to convince myself it's the right thing to do; I'm moving back to Wordpress. I love…


Ghost 0.4.2 Released - What's New & Updating

The big news of the day is that the amazing Ghost platform has just received a long-awaited maintenance update to v0.4.2 Billed as a maintenance…


Posting to Ghost using CasperHQ on iOS

Since moving my blog from Wordpress to the Ghost platform, the one major issue left outstanding has been an inability to create new posts from either…


Site relaunch - Ghost & NodeJS!

After thinking about it for far too long, I'd like to welcome you to my relaunched website. As any regular visitors will have probably noticed, it…


Review: Samba Mobile - Ad supported mobile broadband (updated)

  Advertising-supported services for various things have been around almost as long as the advertising needed to support them has. Over the…


Revisited - Apple IPad Smart Case

  After using Apple's new Smart Case on an iPad 3 for the last week, I thought I'd collect a few initial thoughts together for anyone…


Apple iPad Smart Case - a smart option?

Alongside all the higher-profile news & products emerging during Apple's 2012 Worldwide Developer Conference was something intended to address…


CloudFlare - Supercharge your website in five minutes?

Since its launch back in 2010, CloudFlare has been a company with an ambitious goal - help to power and protect the entire Internet. Along the way…


Disaster Recovery - where do you start when planning for survival?

As some of you may be aware, I'm currently involved in building a cloud-based DR environment for a couple of core business systems. We opted to use…


Cloud Hosting - What does Cloud actually mean?

  "Cloud Hosting" is possibly one of the most used, but yet also most misunderstood terms in current use across the Internet. Cloud means many…


An Open Letter to Comment Spammers

Dear potential spammer, In case you haven't noticed, it's a rare occasion that a piece of marketing junk submitted here as a comment against a post…


Website relaunched!

With traffic to this website steadily increasing, I've been spending some time attempting to look at how I could get more relevant and useful content…


Get started with Wordpress & Nginx; 15 minutes from fresh OS to Wordpress

In earlier posts I briefly talked about the dramatic performance improvements you can get by using Nginx to run your PHP / Wordpress websites and…


Web Hosting - you don't always get what you pay for...!

Just over a month ago now, we launched a pair of commercial Wordpress websites for a local business initially using a top-end "dual hosted" Business…