Nextcloud Talk Is Crap!

Yes, that’s right, I said it, Nextcloud Talk is crap! We have been using Talk for quite some time as the main chat tool for the Fosstodon team, but today we decided to flip back to our previous tool, Keybase. I want to get one thing straight here – Nextcloud is awesome. I use it […]

Removing Comments

So I’ve decided that I’m removing comments from this website. I’ve been thinking about doing so for a while, and while migrating back to WordPress from Grav, I decided to get rid of them. But why am I removing comments? My decision to remove the comments section came about for a number of reasons. Firstly, […]

What Is Self-Hosting?

There was a post on Fosstodon recently where one of our members shared their thoughts on what they think self-hosting is. Following the post, a conversation started about what different people considered self-hosting to be. The different trains of thought where: It’s only self-hosting if you have physical access and complete control over the server. […]

Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine recently and they were asking me why I don’t use Facebook. Within my circle of friends, I’m the IT guy and most of them aren’t really into IT, let alone privacy or security. So this person thought Facebook was great. I disagree. I get it, […]

How Browser Fingerprinting Works

I recently wrote a post called how online tracking works, that post mainly focussed on cookies and how they can be used to track you. But even if a site isn’t using cookies, browser fingerprinting can still be used to track you. What is browser fingerprinting? Browser fingerprinting is the process of collecting information about […]

How Online Tracking Works

With the numerous Facebook snafu’s going around, as well the feeling that new data breaches are being reported daily, privacy is currently top of mind in the tech world. For many, privacy equates to advertising, cookies and tracking, but it’s so much more than those three things alone. Having said that, they certainly don’t help […]

Please Add RSS Support To Your Site

I recently discovered Jan-Lukas Else’s blog, which contains a tonne of great posts – I’d strongly recommend checking out his blog if you’re a techie. While I was perusing Jan’s blog, I came across his blogroll, which includes links to other blogs he finds interesting. Again, that list is well worth checking out as it […]

Migrating from WordPress to Grav

I’ve been running a blog for quite a few years now. I first started with Blogger, before moving on to WordPress, and ultimately selling my site so I could have a break. A few years later I got the bug again and decided to start a blog on Ghost. Server admin became a pain, so […]