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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...

Staying ahead of the Curve

This one is mostly thanks to Paul Ockenden's PC Pro column. The magazine has survived the changing IT landscape well and a subscription is good value for mo...

Grandstream HT801

Everyone wall mounts their electronics with sticky back velcro, right? In a final postscript to my new internet ... now that my landline number is on ...

A&A update

DSL Gear The day finally arrived. The broadband switch went through around 7AM, so I spent five minutes reconfiguring the router once I got up, and it...

Innotech Get It Rightâ„¢

During last week's heating issues, I needed to send someone a link to download the Windows software for our heating controller. I grabbed the link I made a ...

That htpasswd file of yours has got to go

If you're my sort of nerd (which I suspect many of my readers are), this story or something like it will probably have happened to you. Flashback: the sum...

Train strain

The good news is, this post is not just me ranting into the void ... I have written to my MP about some of the ideas at the end. I've been missing my 26-3...

Trouble in the basement

Heating controls Last Saturday at St Columba's was a fun one. As any fule kno, the last Saturday in January is the traditional occasion to have a Burn...