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Ditching My Smartphone – FAIL!

A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about how I was intending to ditch my smartphone for at least a month. Well, it’s 24 hours later as I type this, and the “experiment” was a complete and utter failure! I mentioned in the article that I had a “few use cases” that would […]

Ditching My Smartphone

Android or Apple, which are you? The two names are synonymous with flame wars about why one is better than the other. Personally, I think that this is because we’re so reliant on our those little Black Mirrors these days, that they have literally divided our society. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m […]

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 […]

Moving To A Static Website

I have had a personal website for quite a few years now and for most of that time I have used a CMS (Content Management System). I’ve now decided to move over to a static website, but what is a static website and why the change? I’ve always used either WordPress or Ghost as my […]

Microsoft Acquires GitHub – My Thoughts

It has been a couple of days since the announcement was made that Microsoft acquires GitHub. As soon as the announcement broke, Fosstodon (my Mastodon instance) was immediately awash with people complaining about the acquisition, stating that Microsoft would inevitably ruin GitHub. For the most part I have stayed pretty quiet on the whole thing, […]