Kev Quirk

How To Tour On A Small Motorbike

GS1200, Multistrada, Tiger Explorer, FJR1300 – these bikes are all synonymous with touring and doing long miles, but they’re all well in excess of 1000cc and are physically very large. Comparatively, I have the very small Versys 650, and at 6’3″ tall, it’s possible for even me to tour on it. Here’s...


How The RAC Treated An Elderly, Vulnerable Biker

The picture below shows me and some friends, whilst on a pretty wet trip around the north coast of Scotland. The gentleman in the middle of the image is my friend Nick. Nick is a 79 year old pensioner with cancer; and this is the story about how the RAC left Nick to sleep rough with his bike in a pe...


LeakerLocker: Mobile Ransom/Doxware

Today, I learned about a relatively new type of Android Malware, dubbed LeakerLocker. It is spread via malicious software within the Google Play Store, but the unique thing about LeakerLocker is that it doesn’t need to encrypt your device to hold you to ransom. In fact, it doesn’t need to do anythin...

Tech Security

How To Delete Files With A Long File Name In Windows

I’m fastidious when it comes to keeping things like my hard drive and emails in order. I hate clutter, both in the real and virtual world.

So imagine my disbelief when I was tidying up some old files on my hard drive recently, only to find that I couldn’t delete them because the file names were to...


How To Insert A Time Stamp With Time Zone In Excel

Whilst working on a side-project with work, I needed to create a form that could easily allow people to add the current time, date and time zone to a spreadsheet.

Date and time is easy to add within Excel using the NOW() function and a little bit of VBA scripting. However, I also needed the timezo...


Things To Consider When Starting A Blog

Back in 2010 I started a blog on Google’s free blogging platform, Blogger. Fast forward a few years and my blog was self-hosted and gaining over 2.5 million unique visits every month.

Along the way, I made a lot of mistakes. Some were nothing more than a learning curve, but others had the pote...


Medium Vs Ghost – Which One For a Personal Blog?

I decided recently that I wanted to start blogging again. Not in a professional capacity (like I did for MakeUseOf), but rather just some meandering thoughts on a personal blog. That way, I don’t have an editor to please, and I can publish whatever I like.

That got me thinking though, which is t...

Tech General

How To Use A TP-Link Router With Sky Fibre Optic

The Sky OEM router is fine for the vast majority of cases, but if you want more functionality, better signal strength, or advanced features like VPN support or parental controls, you’re gonna want to use a TP-Link router with Sky fibre.

In this article I’ll be showing you how you can replace the O...