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”

How to enable Telnet on Windows 7 & Vista

Today I tried to Telnet into a Cisco switch at work today not remembering that Windows 7 doesn’t have Telnet enabled by default, neither does Vista for that matter. I guess in an attempt to make Windows a little more secure as Telnet by it’s self is not a very secure form of communicating.

Regardless of security there are times when Telnet is going to come in handy and there is a very quick and easy way to re-enable it on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both should use the same method. Continue reading “How to enable Telnet on Windows 7 & Vista”

How To Safely Turn On A Power Supply Without A Motherboard

Here is a good trick for you tech-heads out there. Quite often you need to test a power supply to see if it is working correctly and sometimes you may not have a computer to connect it to. Fortunately there is a very easy trick to turning a power supply on with just a small piece of wire or paper clip. Continue reading “How To Safely Turn On A Power Supply Without A Motherboard”

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”

Solid State Drive (SSD) Awesomeness

I can’t think of anything awesome to write about, I have been very slack lately. I did however find this video (CAUTION: Nerd Alert) about Solid State Hard Drives that demonstrates how ridiculously fast they are. Well maybe the configuration in the video is probably a bit out of reach of the average persons price range but it’s awesome nonetheless. Enough smalltalk, this video speaks for it’s self. It also has a silly soundtrack if you listen carefully.

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”

Create An ISO File For Windows Updates

Here is a handy program for you tech heads out there. WSUS Offline Update allows you to download Windows Updates for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows Server 2003/Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 this includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating systems. As well as Windows Updates it will also download updates for Microsoft’s Office suites. (Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007). Continue reading “Create An ISO File For Windows Updates”

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”

How To Recover Deleted Files Quickly

If you have ever accidentally deleted a really important file from your computer you will know that it can be extremely frustrating, especially if you don’t have any kind of recovery software already in place to undelete it. Even if you do, a lot of the software I have used in the past has been cumbersome and unreliable to use.

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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”

How To Access Hidden Themes In Windows 7

Windows 7 offers a great set of themes you can use to customise the look and feel of your computer’s desktop. I’ll bet you didn’t know that there are actually quite a few hidden themes based on locations around the world. By default Windows only displays one of these localised themes based on the country which you are in. Continue reading “How To Access Hidden Themes In Windows 7”

CSS: Add Images To Form Fields The Right Way

Here is a tidy little CSS trick that you may have seen around the internet. It takes little effort, works in all browsers and can add real class to your forms on your website. This article assumes a little bit of working knowledge with CSS and HTML.

Lets begin with a screenshot of the final result.

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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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How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 7

There have been a lot of times I have been asked how to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 in order to revert back to Internet Explorer 6. Often for webapp compatibility issues or even personal preference. At first it is not obvious as most times IE7 is not listed in the ‘Add/Remove Programs’ list under your control panel. Fortunately there is a very quick and easy way to revert back to IE6 using a Run command. Continue reading “How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 7”