How to install Home Assistant within an LXC container

I have published this blog post to help anyone having issues installing Home Assistant (and Docker) in an LXC container running on Ubuntu. When I was installing Home Assistant on my own hardware, I could not find any straight-forward guides detailing how to do this, and Home Assistant’s own documentation does not help with installing […]

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How to LazyLoad images in WordPress without using a WP Plugin

This post explains how to use the jQuery Lazy library in a WordPress template. By implementing this library into a template manually will give you greater flexibility in terms of which images can be ‘lazy loaded’. A couple of requirements are necessary before using the jQuery Lazy library: Requires at least jQuery 3.4.1 – This […]

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Using loadCSS with WordPress

I have been using loadCSS from the Filament Group recently, it’s a great tool to asynchronously load your CSS files in-order to increase your scores for Google’s PageSpeed tests. The main issue I faced is using loadCSS with WordPress. WordPress has many plugins to install and each of these plugins usually integrate with the hook […]

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Using Speedtest-CLI to record speed tests to CSV via CRON

One of the most common speed testing services for Internet connections is Ookla’s Speedtest, and more often than not your ISP will either throttle your connection, or their network will slow down at peak times. Because of this, I wanted to make sure I am receiving the full connection speed which I am paying for. […]

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Sass (SCSS) powered Linear and Radial CSS3 gradients with MS Filters

I thought i’d share this code, it may be help anyone who wants to have some sort of backward compatibility when using CSS3 gradients with Internet Explorer 7+.   How does this work? Sass mixins and functions helps a lot with the ‘heavy-lifting’ and colour calculations. Let me explain the setup for Linear and Radial […]

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PHP contact form boilerplate

Every now and again, there is a need for a simple HTML site which does not need the bloat of a CMS. However, these sites usually require a contact form, so to prevent the need of creating a new PHP form each time and re-downloading the PHPMailer library, etc. I have uploaded an PHP contact […]

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LXD Container backup to FTP server script

As mentioned in my previous post, I would post code for a script which will backup an LXD container as a snapshot, then transfer to an FTP server. The script to do this is below, it has been tested on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Ensure you have these packages installed: netcat exim4 lftp curl Save this […]

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