Category Archives: Technology

phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus Released

Just a quick heads-up for those that use it, phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus as been released. It’s a feature release, so the upgrade is a bit messy. I did the “automatic” upgrade. There was so much manual work involved, I would recommend you take the approach of deleting the old files, replacing with the new ones, then […]

Website Outage Warning : 26 Oct 2014 20:00-00:00 GMT

Just a quick note to say the website will be out of action this evening for 3-4 hours. There have been a couple of random failures recently. With nothing in the logs to work with, I figured I’d try testing the hardware. Yesterday I tested the disks and they came back OK. Tonight it’s the […]

The Ad Hoc Reporting Myth

Empowering users! Giving users access to the information they need, when they need it! Allowing users to decide what they need! These are all great ideas and there are plenty of products out there that can be used to achieve this. The question must be, is it really necessary? There will always be some users that need […]

ReadyNAS 104

My old NAS went pop a little while ago and I’ve spent the last few weeks backing up to alternate servers while trying to decide what to get to replace it. Reading the reviews on Amazon is a bit of a nightmare because there are always scare stories, regardless how much you pay. In the […]

Yosemite : It’s like OS X, but more boring to look at!

I went on my MacBook last night and saw I had updates available on the App Store. I figured this was one of those Twitter updates that seem to happen every time you blink. Much to my surprise it was a new version of OS X. You can tell how little of an Apple fanboy […]

KeePass 2.28 Released

KeePass 2.28 has just been released. I’ve just upgraded at home (Fedora 20 and OS X both on Wine) and at work (Windows 7) and everything looks fine. Read about my Adventures with DropBox and KeePass to see how I make use of it. Cheers Tim…  

MobaXterm 7.3

With all that OpenWorld stuff going on I managed to miss the really big news. MobaXterm 7.3 was released. This version includes a fix to Bash for the “shellshock” bug. Downloads and changelog in the usual places. Cheers Tim…

Site Hosting Update : The Proxy Wars

This site hosting thing really is the gift that keeps giving. I wrote a little over a week ago about an outstanding issue with the website, which seemed to be related to people’s company proxy servers, rather than my web server. While I was staying at the Sofitel, I started to get the issue where the HTTP address for […]

WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” has been released. The download is in the usual place, but you are probably going to upgrade by clicking the auto-upgrade button. I did 4 upgrades and all went fine. I can’t say things look that different after it, but you’ve got to keep on top of these upgrades I guess. Cheers Tim… […]

Altering Hosting Service : The Gift That Keeps Giving

I moved my website to a new dedicated server about 3 weeks ago. As well as the usual DNS nonsense, I found out today that a whole load of emails have been blocked… I have a mailbox at the hosting company to handle all my email. That all gets sucked into Gmail. That’s the way […]