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Archive for Computers

Tethering Android Droid/Milestone without Root!

Two posts on the same day and both techie – don’t be put off, normal ranty service may well be resumed soon… I’ve used my Windows Mobile in the past as a tethered modem for my eee pc when out and about without WiFi, it’s not always been easy but has been handy to have around! I reinstalled my eee today, and was looking around for how I’m going to achieve this same functionality with the Milestone on Android, almost everything screamed “root your device” at me. I’m not a fan of rooting it for a lot of reasons the biggest being I don’t want to brick the device – so that’s a non-starter. Then I spotted a handy guide… Continue reading »

by Keiron on March 11th, 2010 | Linux, Mobile Phones | 3 Comments » |

Changing WordPress Permalink Structure!

If you can see this, all has gone well – if you can’t I’m probably talking to myself (nothing unusual there!!). My current permalink structure has not sat well with me for the last year or so, it’s kind of thrown together and doesn’t look particularly nice… I’ve been itching to change it, but never dared (after all this blog has a reasonable PageRank and gets a decent amount of traffic!). The time has come to bite the bullet. I know what you’re saying: “Just go ahead – change the damned things – why should we care?” Well it’s not quite that simple, changing them has a few knock on effects: All my internal links to older posts referencing them… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 1st, 2009 | Wordpress | 5 Comments » |

3 Spam Comments!

I normally login to my admin site to find “Spam: 3,472” comments (or some such other high and random number!!). Confession time. I broke my blog last week whilst doing an upgrade (trying to auto-upgrade post suPHP being activated may have been a mistake) and it forced me to audit my plugins. I’ve always like the idea of Akismet, group filtering etc. However I spotted some of the comments over at the WP-SpamFree plugin page and decided I’d got nothing to lose (other than a lot of time wasted looking at comment spam! Installed earlier in the week and 3 days later I have JUST 3 Spam comments… Elizabeth: The Golden Age psp I’m a happy man – Matt you… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 11th, 2009 | Wordpress | 1 Comment » |

Hard Drive Full – Again -iTunes moving!

I’ve just gone to install yet another app on my iPod Touch and noticed my hard drive fill up again in seconds as hundreds of Podcasts came down that I haven’t had a chance to listen too yet. So, something has to be done: download White Noise 2: The Light I have to listen to more Podcasts! I have to move my iTunes library to an external drive. #1 I just need to do, #2 makes me a little nervous – but let’s give it a go! First things first give your iTunes a spring clean, get rid of anything you don’t really need. Give iTunes the new location where your media is going to live Harley Davidson and the… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 9th, 2009 | Software | 5 Comments » |

The Backup Saga is Over! MyXerver!

Ok the backup saga has rumbled on for close to a year now, but I finally decided on my solution last week and it looks fantastic! I was heavily influenced by the register’s review, and an email from their sales team. I’ve purchased a MyXerver 1TB along with a 1TB USB drive to run to it, and after the ParcelForce saga I now have them installed, I couldn’t have chose better as they look exactly the same when unpacked (just one in black and one in white!). After unpacking I plugged in the MyXerver and started to write this post, given that the instructions said it could take anywhere between 1 and 3 minutes to boot I was impressed that… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 30th, 2009 | Hardware | 9 Comments » |

Not so Hasty there! Thunderbirds are go!

You may have read earlier that I had written a funky script to remove email that I’d never ever read from my inbox, and it had all gone horribly wrong when I passed a null string into the function and it deleted the whole inbox along with 700+ messages in it. Disaster to some extent! Then I sat and had a think about how long it would take to import all 700+ headers every time Thunderbird wanted to read my inbox. That wouldn’t be efficient – surely Thunderbird does some caching? Lo and behold it does, and I’ve recovered everything (and a little bit more besides!) – let me explain. Bratz movie Recovering Deleted Mail – Thunderbird! As soon as… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 3 Comments » |

Backup, backup and backup!!

A word to the wise, always make backups….. Particularly when you are testing a script that has the ability to delete emails!!!!!!! I was writing a script to delete some of my emails whilst I’m away, regular newsletters, advertising from holiday companies, you know the sort of stuff I’m talking about? Not spam, and not stuff I want to unsubscribe from – just stuff – stuff that I’ll only delete when I get home anyway. Anyway, I screwed it up and an empty variable got passed into the cleanup script and has blown away my entire inbox. Luckily it’s my more spammy account that I signup to most things with, however I’m quite good at pruning it normally and it… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 2 Comments » |