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Your WordPress site is under attack!?!?!? SOLVED!

Is your wordpress site constantly subject to brute force attempts to access it? Would you even know if it is?…

WordPress plugin installation or update error in admin interface? SOLVED!

I've just resolved this issue (again) so thought I'd document it so that others can help themselves too. When trying…

Slackomatic – Send Slack messages from the command line!

Phew, it's been quite a while since I updated this thing! I'll get back into throwing stuff up here pretty…

How to: Extract a list of all programs installed on a Windows PC

Just thought I'd write this very brief how to since I needed to do this tonight in preparation for starting…

How-to: Make a TV or PC monitor Ambilight

Have you ever wanted your TV or monitor to have lights behind them reflecting what is on the screen, like…

How to run Windows batch files silently in the background

There are times when we want to run a batch file, program or command from the Windows command prompt but…

Internet speedtest from Linux command line

There are lots of online tools for checking your ISP provided internet speed. Most are web based interfaces and there…

Set up HTTPS (SSL / TLS encryption) access to NearlyFreeSpeech hosted sites

Originally posted on 10th July 2015 and updated on 11th May 2016: There has been some controversy recently about StartSSL…

Scrobble from VLC to Trakt (in Windows) using TraktForVLC

UPDATE (May 2018): A newer version of TraktForVLC has been released - here It makes everything MUCH easier. Use this…

Configuring nano text editor in Ubuntu (nanorc, syntax highlighting)

I almost exclusively use nano for my text editing needs but unfortunately it doesn't have great options enabled by default…

How to extract a list of your Plex Movies or TV Shows

I wanted to make a list of my owned movies in Excel (for reasons we'll not bother going into now)…

Make an LED Lamp (with Raspberry Pi, Hyperion and WS2801 LEDs)

For this project I made a lamp for my ‘reading corner’ using a Raspberry Pi which I had lying around…