Ensuring Links on Your Site are Usable

They’re one of the reasons for the web to exist, they’re part of the net at a fundamental level and without them it would be a much harder place to visit. I’m talking, of course, about links. They’re everywhere and are what makes the web work. Without them it’s just a collection of pages that […]

Viewfinder Feedback Form

This is a simple feedback form for your site that uses PHP. Read the two files in the zip for installation instructions. UPDATE (04/01/2006) I have updated the script to provide much improved resistance to sendmail injection attacks which allow people to use mail scripts to send malicious email. It is recommended that you upgrade […]

Unable to Logon with Profile

I was getting the following error when trying to login with accounts that had not used a specific machine before: User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. The various fixes I found online (including Microsoft) stated it was a corrupt profile and sent you looking in the registry for certain […]

Saving Money Buying Hardware and Software

I was recently lamenting at the prices we Brits are forced to pay compared with compatriots overseas. Nothing personal, but we’re getting ripped off and I don’t like it. Mind you, I rarely pay full price for anything these days, certainly not full RRP or high street prices, there’s too many ways to save a […]

Hosting a Site on NearlyFreeSpeech.NET

This is part of my series of try some alternative hosting options. Next up, I decided to try NearlyFreeSpeech.NET. It’s a long-standing pay-for-use service that’s been around since 2002, so has a good history and isn’t about to disappear. Getting Started The setup process wasn’t particularly straightforward. First, you need to create a member account. […]

Problems Discovering Devices Using Silex SX-1000U

We recently acquired a Silex SX-1000U to allow us to network the last remaining printers in the house (namely a Dymo label printer and an HP all-in-one, hence the special requirement for a USB device server rather than a print server). The SX-1000U is described as: The USB device server connects your Multi-Function or All-In-One […]

How to Decide on a Processor

It used to be fairly easy to figure out how good a processor was in relation to another, the main manufacturers (Intel and AMD) had two lines apiece — one budget line (Celeron/Duron) and one performance line (Pentium/Athlon) — and the higher the clock rating (measured in Mhz/Ghz) the better it was. These days the […]

How to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

Linking to other people’s tips isn’t exactly what I had in mind for my tips section and I won’t normally be doing it, but Lifehack has a nice post by Reg Adkins entitled 26 Tips to Keep Your Computer Up and Functioning which has a very good breakdown of tasks you should do to ensure […]

Unlimited Posts in Archive

I can’t take credit for this one, I found the answer here. Basically, in your template, before the ‘loop’ call (i.e. while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ) add this: $posts = query_posts($query_string . ‘&nopaging=1’);

Zenphoto Flickr Importer

I wrote recently about the fact that I did really use my Flickr account enough to warrant keeping it, plus I had space on my hosting accounts to store my photos, so I decided to take them back into my control. The issue with that was I had put a lot of work into loading, […]