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”

World Class Web Hosting – $2 a month

A week or so a go I wrote about a free web hosting service offered by Xtreemhost, while this service is still great it did have some limitations, most notably the 4mb file size limit and the decreased performance as compared to a paid account. If you are after hosting for a small website I would not go past Xtreemhost but if you are after something a little more robust I seriously suggest you check out HostingCS. Continue reading “World Class Web Hosting – $2 a month”

100% Free Web Hosting – No Bull

Xtreemhost offers FREE webhosting plans that are completely ad-free and support PHP and mySQL databases.  There are a few limitations however they are pretty generous. For example there is a 4mb file size limit, 5.5gb of web space and 200gb of bandwidth per month. View the plans here for the complete run down. Continue reading “100% Free Web Hosting – No Bull”

Get Paid For Your Photos: A List Of Stock Photo Sites

Stock Photo Sites That Pay For Your Photos

Because of the Internet, it’s now easier than ever for photographers to make money from their photographs and you don’t even have to be an experienced professional. Some stock photo sites will accept your photos even if you’re an amateur or hobby photographer. Continue reading “Get Paid For Your Photos: A List Of Stock Photo Sites”

Download Streaming Videos From Websites

Have you ever come across a video on the internet that you wanted to keep? Perhaps you want to download it on to your mobile phone so you can show your friends later without having to stream it from the internet again.

YouTube and most video streaming websites like that do not allow you to download any of their videos, you have to have internet access and chew up your bandwidth every time you want to watch the same video, unless it is cached but let’s not get smart about it. This article will explain how to quickly and easily download YouTube videos and embedded movies from other websites too. Continue reading “Download Streaming Videos From Websites”

17 Awesome Colourful Wallpapers to Brighten Up Your Desktop

I went hunting for wallpapers for my computer the other day because I was getting sick of the one that I had. Along the way I found a great collection of 17 really bright and colourful wallpapers to spice up your desktop.

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Internet Explorer 9: An Overview

Microsoft is currently working on developing the next installment of Internet Explorer. The beta of the 9th version of Internet Explorer will be released on the 15th of September. Apparently development began not long after Internet Explorer 8 was released and suggestions for features were taken from users using Microsoft Connect. Continue reading “Internet Explorer 9: An Overview”

Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader

Do you use Google’s fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Do you use Google’s  fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Fortunately Google realised this and released a ‘Lab’ plugin for the web interface in G-Mail that allows you to upload and insert images straight from your computer into your e-mail. Continue reading “Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader”

Reasons to move your business from Exchange to Google Apps

Consider Google Apps

I work for a company which is the parent company for about four other companies. The four other companies all access their e-mail from an Exchange 2007 server which is administered in-house by me. Up until a few months ago this had been working great but as the businesses grew it became increasingly difficult to administer the Exchange Server and keep on top of backups and the complex nature of routing multiple domains all while still doing the rest of my work as well.

The implementation of the Exchange server admittedly wasn’t very well planned and ran on a very underpowered system, this made administering it even more of a headache and just to make it worse we also ran our own SonicWall spam filtering appliance which costs $3,000AUD per year to license. Continue reading “Reasons to move your business from Exchange to Google Apps”