It may surprise you to learn that a lot of the (for want of a better word) stuff on your computer is unnecessary. By that I mean temporary files that never got removed, old log files, installs, and a bunch of other bits and bobs. Thankfully you don’t have to know the location of every […]
What is the difference between domains and web hosting?
The basics of domain names and web hosting If you aren’t familiar with setting up a website for the first time, then it may seem confusing to start hearing about domain names and website hosting. The confusion arises because people often use the domain name to refer to the website’s URL (Uniform Resource Locator, also […]
Multiple signatures in Thunderbird with Quicktext
A while ago I wrote a post about adding multiple signatures in Thunderbird with Signature Switch. Signature Switch is good and can be set up to do things automatically, but it does have a couple of niggles. The main one being that you cannot (currently) specify where a signature will appear when you are replying to […]
Self hosted website or hosted?
What do we mean by self hosted and hosted? Hosted simply means someone else takes care of everything for you, usually via cloud services. Whoever the host is retains ownership of the website. For example, WordPress.com, Blogger and all social media sites fit into this category. You probably will never know what server your site […]
Recover data from a corrupt Windows drive with Linux
I recently created a post on Google+ called ‘Recover data from a corrupt Windows drive with Linux’ (funnily enough the same title as this page), and was overwhelmed by the level of feedback and responses to it. As a thank you to all of the people that engaged with the post, this blog is going to go […]
Adding a Google Calendar to Thunderbird
Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client is a flexible thing, which makes it able to do lots of useful things via the vast array of add-ons available. I use Thunderbird a lot for email, but I also use it a lot for calendar appointments using the add-on called Lightning. Lightning on it’s own is brilliant at doing what […]