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Are Biometrics A Good Idea?

Like most people, I use a fingerprint scanner on both my iPad and my phone, but are biometrics a good idea? Personally, I’m not sure. This is going to be a relatively short post; more of a question than a full post actually. For me, it boils down to the old adage of security vs […]

What Is Two Factor Authentication?

Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA as many call it, is the latest buzz word when it comes to adding additional layers of security to your online accounts. But have you ever thought to yourself what is Two Factor Authentication? In this article I intend to go over what 2FA is, what it does, and why […]

Getting Started With Mastodon

I recently wrote and article on how Mastodon works; that seemed to get a hell of a lot of attention and positive feedback. However, a number of people asked for specifics on how the user interface (UI) within Mastodon actually worked, and how to get started with the platform. So I thought I’d write a […]

How Does Mastodon Work?

Before going through this post, I’d recommend reading my post on getting started with Mastodon. I’ve mentioned Mastodon on a number of occasions on this blog. It is the only social media platform that I use, but for a new user it can be fairly confusing, as it doesn’t work like other social media sites. […]

The Laboriousness of “Lightweight Linux”

Why do Linux users seem to be so obsessed with their distro of choice being “lightweight”? I simply don’t get it, and quite frankly, I find the whole notion of “Lightweight Linux” laborious. Lightweight Linux is a farce Yes, that’s right. Linux needing to be “lightweight” is a complete an utter farce. Think about the […]

How To Secure WordPress

WordPress is used absolutely everywhere; there are over 76 million WordPress sites across the Internet. This popularity makes WordPress a large target for attack, so knowing how to secure WordPress is extremely important. This very site uses WordPress, so I thought I’d share some tips on how to secure WordPress to ensure you don’t end […]

More or Less WordPress Theme

I recently migrated my website away from Ghost and decided to go back to WordPress. Mainly so I didn’t have to maintain a dedicated server for the website. Problem was, I loved the theme I had on my Ghost site, so I wanted to emulate the look at closely as possible. The Hunt I didn’t […]

Can Software Be Alive?

At the time of writing this post I’m on holiday in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It’s a beautiful place and I urge you to go and visit if you have never been. The Tree Anyway, I’m sat here on the balcony of my villa, enjoying the sun. In front of me is a fairly large tree that’s […]