November 29, 2020

Spending a fair amount of time each day since Tuesday trying to sort out problems with our business email is not my idea of fun. But I think we are there now. I thought it was a simple case of updating the DNS records. Which was part of the problem. Exacerbated by being given the incorrect information maybe four times? In the end it transpired the DNS records were correct. The problem was, for reasons beyond my comprehension of these things, the hosting company’s firewall was blocking my IP address. Read more

November 26, 2020

I’m not entirely sure what my plans for it are yet, but this Raspberry Pi 4 arrived yesterday. My new toy to tinker with over the long nights of winter. Mess around with Linux? Make a Minecraft server? Lots of possibilities and a few ideas in the pipeline. Goodbye boredom….

November 7, 2020

Automations on iOS 14 are so much better now that they can be set up to run, er, automatically. Except when they don’t. Run at all.

October 21, 2020

Had a problem with the contact form on our business’s website. Loads of spam plus genuine contacts were being labelled as spam too. In looking to solve this I considered using Captcha. In reading about it I discovered it’s a Google thing and, unsurprisingly, collects a lot of data. So I won’t be installing that then.

September 28, 2020

An unforeseen and quite entertaining byproduct of using a vpn is I now get embedded adverts in the language of where the vpn server is, currently Holland.

September 26, 2020

Feeling pretty pleased having managed to successfully replace the battery in an old iPhone 5S, with the intention of making it my son’s first phone. Done for less then 20 quid.

Stephen James

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