Torrents For Dummys


I get asked by a lot of people how to use BitTorrent clients and sites. Many people get themselves into trouble when downloading from sites such as thepiratebay or kickass torrents because these sites are full of deceptive advertisements and dodgy torrents, if you aren’t sure exactly what you are doing it is very easy to fill your PC up with all kinds of viruses and spyware; something I see time and time again. With a bit of common sense and caution you can use these sites with confidence to obtain a lot of handy files though, ¬†which is what this article is all about, so without further delay, I present ‘Torrents For Dummys’. A guide for people who have never heard of and/or used this powerful technology before… Continue reading “Torrents For Dummys”


Custom Post Type – WordPress

Short and simple guide to creating a custom post type for a WordPress theme or plugin. There are a few guides out there that will take you through the in’s and out’s of register_post_type() such as smashingmagazine.com so I will keep this short and sweet. Continue reading “Custom Post Type – WordPress”

Solved: Facebook Cover Photo Not Uploading

Recently I tried to update the cover photo on my Facebook page. I clicked the ‘Change Cover’ button, attempted to upload a new image and waited…..and waited…..and waited. Nothing. So I tried to do the same thing in three different browsers; Internet Explorer, Firefox & Chrome as I had read that many users solved the problem by doing this. It didn’t work for me though! So I got to messing around with some of my Internet settings for IE and managed to figure it out, Continue reading “Solved: Facebook Cover Photo Not Uploading”

How To Proxy: Use Free Proxy Servers To View Restricted Websites

Sometimes websites ban or make unavailable some of their content to people in certain countries. This is often done because of copyright laws. In this article I will explain how to use a free proxy server service to bypass these restrictions.

Video sites such as Hulu and television stations use this on their online video streams. For example the BBC only allows people from the UK to view their catch up television shows online.

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Dropbox: How Did We Live Without It?

Dropbox is possibly one of the single most useful web services (besides GMail) that I have ever used. For those of you who don’t know what Dropbox is, it basically allows you to synchronise files and folders between multiple computers across any internet connection. If you install Dropbox onto 4 computers for example then any files or folders you put into the ‘Dropbox’ on one of the computers will appear in the ‘Dropbox’ of the other 3 (provided they are connected to the internet of course). Continue reading “Dropbox: How Did We Live Without It?”

Why iPhone Photos Are Dangerous!

Have you even used your iPhone to snap a picture of your children playing in the park? Perhaps you’ve taken photos of various things around your own home to share with your friends on Facebook, Flickr or MySpace. Unless you have disabled ‘Location Services’ on your iPhone’s camera you are exposing yourself, your children and your family to a largely unnoticed danger. Continue reading “Why iPhone Photos Are Dangerous!”

The Best Pure CSS Navigation Menu

First up I must apologise for my lack of blog activity over the past month or so but I have been very busy at work and then holidays over the new year and more recently working on a website, enough excuses, here is one for you web-designers out there.

For the past few months I have been building a website for my local flying club and after about three complete overhauls until I was happy with the layout I have come up with this. The cool part about it is the navigation which works in all browsers consistently and is very clean and easy to implement. Normally it would take me ages and cost me a lot of my sanity to write something like that (I am very impatient with coding). Continue reading “The Best Pure CSS Navigation Menu”