Tag: internet

July 6, 2020

In 1994, I recorded an album. It was a home recording job, but wasn’t completely a solo effort. The vocals were all me, and – I think – all of the instrumentation, except what was sequenced. I also did a lot of the engineering, but it was recorded in the midst of a party weekend in Brighton & Home, with lots of friends helping with button-pushing, tweaks and advice.

July 6, 2020
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.

October 18, 2018

Back in April this year, I wrote to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for “official guidance on GDPR for purely personal, non-commercial, use of data”. I made the point that much had been published about how GDPR applied to organisations and companies, but I had…

October 12, 2018

I have been playing with Alexa Skills for some time, and having great fun. Until recently, all of my skills were private. If you design an Alexa Skill but never publish it, it remains in Dev – it is accessible to all of your own…

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,…

May 5, 2018

So I took the Echo Dot, a very old phone (running Android KitKat), a SIM from GiffGaff that I ordered Thursday and which arrived yesterday, plus various cables and adapters, and went outside in the sunshine to play with my car.

April 19, 2018

More techie fun. It’s actually fairly easy to do, it was the idea that was brilliant (is there an emoji for an exploding head?) Plex media server has a “watch later” function, that can be used for watching *selected* YouTube videos. See a video while…

December 17, 2015

Good grief. Just received a very pleasant email from the good folk at Intus Healthcare, who supply me with CPAP equipment for my sleep apneoa. Turns out that Google are hassling them over a link I have in my blog sidebar. They interpret the links…

April 12, 2015

FON

For a few years, now, I have used a cheap FON wifi access point to provide limited (internet only) access for any visitors, separate from my own wifi access. By default, a FON device offers two networks – one private and one public. In my…

January 23, 2015

I’m in the midst of changing the provider of my Virtual Private Server from Webfusion to Tagadab. This is mainly due to Webfusion being sensationally unhelpful in advising me on how to migrate my VPS (hosting several websites) away from the old server, running software…