Category Archives: General

Anything that doesn’t fit anywhere else

Success! (Mostly)

Replacement volume/power flex cable fitted. Not an easy task, not perfect but working 100%! For how long I don’t know, but as long as it lasts until Mid April, when I can get a replacement, I’ll be happy 😉

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Cable Modem Woes

For a long time I’ve been having ‘fun’ with the Wi-Fi on my SuperHub 2.0. On boot (or reboot) it would take ages for it to become enabled, then even longer before anything would connect. Devices would just sit there, … Continue reading

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Cookies?

Since I’m making more use of this blog now, and I know it uses cookies, I thought I’d better make myself a bit GDPR compliant. I have no data harvesting plugins installed so a simple OK box will suffice 😉 … Continue reading

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Archive Complete

I finally managed to get Google Takeout to archive all my G+ history, so I have it saved for prosperity. I’ve also changed links on here and my main home page to remove the link to G+ and replace it … Continue reading

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New User Spam

Hah! Got you! I finally figured out how spambots are getting past my registration checks. The default login URL was active even though the option was hidden. Not any more 😉 User base now cleaned up to those I know … Continue reading

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Bloody Vikings!

So spambots can seemingly easily bypass Captcha and email verification. For this reason, any new user registration will need to be authorised manually. If you’re somebody I don’t know and you genuinely want to register, let me know via any … Continue reading

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G+ Archives – A Change of Mind

I’ve thought about it and decided what I’ve posted on G+ in the last 5 years contains some good memories, but they’re not worth the cost of backup and import, so when G+ dies, so do those posts. I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Registration Spam

Today I was made aware of a new (to me) form of spam: User Registration Spam. I’ve now installed a plugin to handle new account verification. Any problems, please let me know. New login / registration links are now below … Continue reading

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Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam… not a Viking in sight!

The spam checker seems to be working well so far. 11 out of 11 spam comments caught since I enabled comments. I’m happy with that so public comments are looking promising 🙂

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Demise of Google+

Given the imminent demise of Google+, the lack of trust I have in Faecebook and my doubts of any social media platform managing to stay alive I’ve decided to pay more attention my this, my blog. I have full control … Continue reading

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