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Using a cheap server for VPN? Why VPN? Well if you’re interested in general info then Wikipedia is probably the place to go. For me I was trying to solve a problem with my ISP. It’s a protracted way about it but running mtr (a ping-ing tool) I found that my gaming ping was mainly […]

If you’ve lost your star button used to make a bookmark in Firefox then here’s how to find it. Edit: similar issue with Win XP. Firefox bookmarks star is missing Where’s it gone!? I’m in the process of uploading a video howto but for now … [see end of post] Learn your hotkeys! It really […]

Access controls mean my website runs as a user that can’t create a directory that is writable by the server; here’s how I fixed it with reference to Updraftplus plugin for Wordpress. This fix should work generally.

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The subject of school attendance in England was raised by a friend via this petition to reverse recent school attendance legislation changes. Making sense of the law The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 As of 1 September 2013 a new piece of legislation has become law in England (but not Wales, nor Scotland, as […]

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Latest Thunderbird email program – version 24 – has problems with extensions preventing the folder highlighting from working correctly. Thunderbird 24 bug Highlighting of folders with new messages not shown Several bug reports (and more!) have now been made on bugzilla.mozilla.org. It seems that the problem is with several extensions, these ones have been mentioned. […]

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Have I found the Sang Real of wifi adapters for my Linux box? It looks like it! Plug and play wifi for Ubuntu It just works. My ISP offered an updated router and the old one was only just holding it together and giving us some pretty poor speeds. The problem really was the RJ11 […]



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