Better password security

On the 3rd October 2013 Adobe announced they suffered a major data breach as reported by Krebs on Security. Recently security researchers have analysed the leaked passwords used by Adobe’s customers, a news article by The Register shows this information clearly. It turns out that 1.9 million users were using ‘123456’ and another 3.5 million were using ‘password’ as […]

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WordPress 3.7 Auto Update

The WordPress 3.7 [Basie] release went live on the 24 October 2013. It’s great release and includes a number of important features, one of which is Automatic Updates. By default automatic updates will only be applied to minor version upgrades and not major releases. For example; versions such as 3.7.1 to 3.7.2 will be applied […]

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Perfect offsite backup

Over the last couple of years I have begun storing more and more data on my computers, I regularly perform a backup of files and full system images every month. I currently store my backups on two 1.5TB and a 400gb external hard drive, you may say that storing backup data on that amount of […]

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Building a Mini ITX Home Server

For quite some time I have found the need to have a small dedicated computer to act as a file and print server for the multiple computers I have running at home. I did research of the best possible hardware for the tasks which I needed the server to perform. Since the server will be […]

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PHP cron job to download podcasts

I have built this script a while ago to keep track of podcasts I wanted to watch. My ISP gives me free internet usage after 11pm which doesn’t contribute to my monthly download limit so I needed some way to automate the download of the podcast. I decided to build this script in PHP as […]

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Updated: Animated CSS3 Android Bot

Since my first post of creating a CSS3 Android bot (here) I have wanted to add animated functionality, and in under 15 minutes I did just that. I have animated the right arm of the Android bot so it simulates ‘waving’. I have added a CodePen and a Gist below. See the Pen Android Bot […]

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Android Bot created in CSS3 code snippet

Update: I have posted an updated version of this Android bot using CSS3 animations here. I have been playing around with CSS3 recently. As a small test to see if it is possible to design with CSS3 I had a goal to create the Android bot in HTML and CSS. The finished code appears to […]

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CSS3 Flat UI Scrollbars in Google Chrome

I have recently been developing a piece of work which required the scroll-bars to look flat and clean. I had previously seen Google’s Gmail site using the same sort of scroll-bar design which would fit perfectly into the piece of work I creating. Having a look around the web didn’t show much code snippets or […]

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Migrating to Digital Ocean

I have wanted to setup my own server to host websites for quite a while, although looking at the prices from VPS providers such as Rackspace and Linode; the prices range from around $15 and $20 a month, too much for what I wanted to pay. My sites don’t get enough traffic to justify that […]

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OUYA Review

The OUYA is a small Android powered game console which originally received funding from a Kickstarter project back in August 2012. It reached it’s target goal of $950,000 but went on to receive much more. The final total when the Kickstarter project ended was $8,596,474. I wish I’d heard about the OUYA before the Kickstarter ended as would […]

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