Quick backup script for WP-CLI users. This just grabs the DB, active theme, a list of plugins and the wp-config file. This isn’t meant to replace a daily backup of all DBs and changed files, but it is the kind of thing that I find handy to run just before I attempt something stupid on […]
Updated Aug 2013 This list was created for my own reference to keep all the links in one handy location. It might be useful for ideas for you too when you’re installing a new Windows PC or laptop. Not all of these are free, but the vast majority are. Mozilla Firefox Adblock Plus Web Developer […]
I almost recommended Event Elephant to a charity event organiser last week. Having read this boards.ie thread of EventElephant reviews and Event Elephant complaints I’m very glad I didn’t recommend them in the end!
That thread is also a super example of how not to do public relations and social media.
Good luck to all those attempting to get their money back from Event Elephant.
Here’s what I recently thought was a technical problem: I was using my iPhone to record video and transferring it to my PC using the USB connector, when suddenly the DCIM folder was empty. I checked the phone and all the photos and videos were there, but in Windows Explorer they were missing. However, the […]
My rating: 6/10 A Memory of Light is quite a good read and leaves me reasonably satisfied at the conclusion of an epic 14-book fantasy series that I have been reading for nearly 20 years. I know that “quite a good read” and “reasonably satisfied” sound like damning with faint praise, so let me clarify […]
Understanding unfamiliar source code can be difficult for programmers. I took on a software porting project in my first job, and this is how I dealt with getting to grips with the large, unknown codebase. I hope this is of use to any software developer trying to understand source code written by others. It is […]
If you’re using Firefox on Windows 8, particularly on an nVidea graphics card, you may have seen a lot of graphics problems, glitches where images are blurry or even completely unrecognisable. Here’s a possible fix for that which has worked for me and quite a few folks online: disable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox. Here’s where […]
I’m playing around with Windows 8 on desktop PC – first impressions pretty good, but I’m not convinced of the value of Metro UI on a desktop yet (although it is beautiful). Metro would be great on a touchscreen, but that’s far from the dual monitor Dell PC I’m using here. So I might want […]
I recently finished Surface Detail, a Culture novel from Iain M. Banks – entertaining but not up to his usual high standards. The overall plot concept had great potential, but I think it suffered poor implementation and editing – in particular it has a couple of seemingly important characters who weren’t really explored in any […]
I recently made the mistake of getting an OCZ Vertex 3 drive for my Asus U36SD laptop. The Vertex 3 is an incredible SSD, one of the fastest in existence. Unfortunately for me, other Vertex 3 owners, and the manufacturers OCZ, it’s also got one of the highest failure rates. Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) have […]