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SFP for the Mikrotik

My Mikrotik router continues to Just Work. Unfortunately, it has five ethernet ports and I have six things I want to connect to it. So to get that one extra...

Advanced Installer

If you need to produce a Windows installer for your software, my advice would be to forget the ancient NSIS, bypass the disappointment of WiX (yes, it's fre...

Security needs to be easy for mortals

Narrator: It isn't. Two short stories from a long weekend... The success story Microsoft are a bit stingy (in my opinion) by not including Bitlocker ...

A new slice of Pi

Until last week, if you'd asked me what the longest-lasting computer I'd owned was, I would have said the laptop I had at university (lasted six years). It ...

Synology DS218j

Or, "why I'm not giving Dropbox money, and you might not want to either". Particularly since going paperless, I've been pondering where to store my digita...

Virtual Coffee Breaks

Note to my biographer and any future historians researching my life: this post was written on the night Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a UK-wide loc...

How much bandwidth do I need?

With everyone in the UK who possibly can working from home, now seems like a good time to share what wisdom I can on bandwidth. You might well be looking at...

Feature parity, the easy way

This one goes back a few years, but still has something to teach us all... Back when I was church treasurer, the desktop software we used was fine, but cl...