Replacing my router with pfSense with a Qotom Q150P-S08 from AliExpress

Instead of using the TP-Link TL-R470T+ router at home which I’ve showed in a previous post [link], I have decided it’s time to take the plunge and start using proper router software, pfSense. pfSense is open-source router/firewall software. It comes with many advanced features and is often used in the enterprise, it’s probably overkill in […]

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We’ve received a free Google Beacon!

So, I forgot I signed up to receive a free Beacon from Google a while ago – but it has just turned up this week at my work, here is a run down of what it does and how to receive one. A beacon for those who don’t know is a small Bluetooth 4.0 Low […]

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Linux: Export computer specs as HTML

This is a quick, but I thought it would be worth a post. Within Linux (I’m using Ubuntu 17.04) you can quickly export your computer specs as an HTML file, useful if you need some info on what particular hardware you’re running. Simply run this within your terminal at the location where you want the […]

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Favourite typefaces of 2017 so far

This list features some of my favourite typefaces so far for 2017. Most are from websites I have seen over the past couple of months, others are ones I have known about for a while – see the list below:     Activ Groteske By Dalton Maag Download: https://www.daltonmaag.com/library/aktiv-grotesk Price: Paid, dependant on styles and […]

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How I installed CAT6 Ethernet in my home

When I moved into my new house, I knew that I wanted hard-wired Ethernet networking in every home. Ethernet cables provide much faster speeds than Wi-Fi and are much more secure. I wanted the cables to future-proof my house, so I decided to go with Cat6 cables throughout. All of the cabling, wall outlets and keystone […]

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Looping through a Data Map with Sass

I’ve decided to share this code for anyone who requires a quick ‘copy and paste’ solution for using data maps (map-get) and loops within Sass. This example will allow you to set values within the data map, then loop through and output as CSS rules. Setup the variables within the data map and create the code […]

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Updated: Free Stock Image website list

I have recently found a new free stock photo website: Stocky: http://stocky.pro/. This website has been added to the list I mentioned in my previous blog post: https://ryanfitton.co.uk/blog/free-stock-image-websites/.

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Webdesign email newsletters

Email newsletters are great, sure you can go to websites such as Sitepoint or Smashing Magazine and view articles themselves. But I find receiving newsletters makes sure I read the most relevant and important articles at the end of a week. I mostly sign up for newsletters to keep myself up-to-date with the latest web […]

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Creating an always on Status Board

I have wanted my own always-on Status Board, ever since I installed Panic’s Status Board app on my iPad I decided it would be better to have a dedicated device to display the information. Buying a new iPad just as a Status Board would be overkill, however I did have a spare cheap 7″ Android […]

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