Tag: computing

July 11, 2020

For over 2 years (closer to 5, probably) I have been planning to update my board game group’s online forum and game session planner. But dealing with importing and transforming data from several years of game sessions, that were still being added to as I wrote the code, cause me some problems.

July 4, 2020

If you are using a free theme with your WordPress blog, you may find yourself stuck with a colour scheme, formatting etc. Here is how to break out of that in fairly easy way. I’m going to use Firefox, because that is the browser I…

June 27, 2020

And so my websites have moved again, although it is five years since I last went through this.

I am amused by what I typed then…

June 23, 2020

I’m about to move my domains to a new server, and I couldn’t help notice that 3 of them are shifting a large amount of data, which I couldn’t explain.

March 29, 2020

I’ve kept a personal blog for a long time, although I haven’t been posting to it much recently. That’s my bad. The problem is Social Media sites like Facebook, and how they seem to have become the universal way to connect with friends. I’ve been…

February 4, 2020

So, I was moving some bits of tech around on Sunday, tidying up leads and replugging network cables in preparation for – some time soon – the passing of control for DNS and everything from my old router to my new Mesh Network controllers. Only…

August 14, 2019

To my surprise, in Windows 10, there is no control for the scroll bar width (at least not that I can find). In Windows 7, it was directly controlled by one of the Advanced screens in the control panel. I would have thought it would be a prime contender for an entry in Windows 10’s Ease of Access controls, but no.

August 27, 2018

I’ve been using a number of web integration tools to do various tasks, ranging from cross posting from one social network to another, through to on-line automation. I think many people may be familiar with IFTTT (If This Then That), but the two relative newcomers,…

March 23, 2018

But one of the things I will be using the time for is working on the update on my board game forum site, Posh Games.

This is long overdue. Official support for the version I am on ended in 2009, although I’ve managed to keep it going and secure. I have made 2 attempts, over the years, to upgrade, both vexed by the new version lacking features that are central to my website – mainly a fully integrated calendar/scheduler, allowing you to attach dates to specific topics (so people can schedule a game session, then discuss who is coming and what games to bring).

July 20, 2017

It was while I was looking for potential better DNLA clients that I came across Plex. Plex is a server you set up yourself – either on a spare computer, or perhaps a Raspberry Pi, or even (with a paid subscription) on the cloud. From it, you can stream your music and video, with clients available for most platforms. My android phone has a client, my Windows 10 desktop has a client, both my Blu-Ray player and my Amazon Fire Stick will run it.

July 20, 2017

I started to write something about the home technology I am using to listen to music, then realised it presupposes a lot of stuff that I haven’t shared in detail. So before I write about where I am going, I’m going to write about where…

September 11, 2016

I am beginning to really love Pocket. I installed it as a FireFox addon some time ago, then didn’t use it too much, but then I started to use it to bookmark cooking stuff, and more recently to bookmark just about anything I came across…