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Archive for Software

Linux : Delete files older than specific date with a specific extension

Today I needed to find a bunch of files that hadn’t been touched in a while and had a very specific extension on one of our servers.

by Keiron on December 11th, 2014 | Linux | No Comments » |

Setting up a Windows computer the easy way! Ninite

I say the easy way, is there any such thing where computers are concerned? Murphy’s Law generally applies! However I have found something that does make it easier…

by Keiron on December 6th, 2013 | Software | No Comments » |

iTunes.exe Missing

I had a strange one today, I haven’t loaded iTunes for a while (my iPod holds most of the stuff I want to listen to), but my son needs some party music for his first birthday. So I loaded iTunes and the shorcut referenced a location that no longer exists?! A quick check showed there was no iTunes.exe! Rather than uninstall and reinstall and lose all my settings, a quick Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> iTunes -> Repair did the job splendidly! Hope this helps someone!

by Keiron on May 16th, 2012 | Software | 4 Comments » |

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 » |