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Test of various editors and IDEs for writing Python for beginners. PR4E (Python) – Programming for everyone Writing Python for beginners I’m doing a Coursera course from the University of Michigan called Programming for Everyone (PR4E). Writing Python direct in to the web interface for exercise submissions is a bit clunky to say the least. […]

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How to extract web history information from an Android device. Phone internet browser History, URLs, Cookies, etc. Unauthorised use of my wife’s phone led me to wanting to see which sites had been accessed. So I thought it best to put what I’d learnt in to a quick blogpost on how to extract information from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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