Category Archives: Technology

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” has been born. The upgrade will probably happen automatically in a few days, but if you go on to you blog now you can force the update. We will no doubt get a 4.1.1 very soon, as this always seems to happen. There is a list of new features that I think is […]

Develop against the versions in the Yum repositories!

I saw a tweet by Simon Haslam at the weekend that read, “I’m v surprised to read that @Atlassian Stash needs newer git than in the latest RHEL/OL6 repos!” I had a similar experience at the weekend too, but this time with Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 3.0 EA. According to the documentation, it requires the […]

Agile Morning

You may have noticed some tweets from me on Friday morning on the subject of Agile methodologies. Work arranged for a couple of speakers to come in to speak to us on the subject. Our company is made up of three types of people. Those that are fully invested in agile and use it on […]

Home Kit Update

A little over a month ago I wrote about my new ReadyNAS 104. Since then I’ve done a couple more purchases. After much deliberation and consultation with others I eventually turned off my brain and bought a new Mac. I got the top of the range MacBook Pro. The stuff from website describes it like this. […]

phpBB 3.1.2 Released : Upgrade ASAP

phpBB 3.1.2 has been released. The downloads are in the usual place. I assume by now everyone is using the “sort-of automatic” update process… As is mostly the case, update as soon as possible to avoid exploits… Cheers Tim…

WordPress 4.0.1 Released

I got a bunch of emails this morning telling me by blogs had upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1. It’s a critical security release, so if you’ve not done an auto-update, you really need to get this sorted. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. Cheers Tim…

phpBB 3.1.1 – Update Now!

Hot on the heels of the phpBB 3.1 release comes phpBB 3.1.1. It’s just a fix for a minor security flaw and a few small functional things, but you should apply it straight away. This sort of thing is quite common for big feature releases. I expect there will be a version 3.1.2 coming soon […]

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 […]