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Over the years I have amased large amounts of experiance and information, including building and maintaining desktop PC’s, servers and laptops, computer programming and software engineering, project management, web design, gaming, data recovery and much more. I hope you that by reading the articles on this site you find something useful. If it does, please take the time to say thanks!


Man in the Middle Hacking and Transport Layer Protection
20/01/2016Security & Privacy
Transport Layer Protection is the process of protecting the data we send over the internet. When you request a page from a server, your browser will send a request header to the server, any sensitive information is not, by default, secured. We must enable security before sending data over the internet.
Windows 10 Upgrade: How to Upgrade
Upgrading Windows 7 64-bit to the latest Windows 10 Professional - Install guide, settings and optimisations and initial Windows review.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.Henry Ford
100 CSS3 Pagination Styles
15/11/2015Web Design
Website pagination is a crucial aspect to any layout with repeating content allowing content to be split across multiple pages. These styles are able to be copied and pasted into your designs.
WordPress Dashicons Cheat Sheet
A quick guide showing you how to use the new font icons "Dashicons" which are the official icon font of the WordPress admin as of 3.8.
Creating a Ubuntu File and Media Server
In this article I'm going to show you how I setup my home file and media server using Ubuntu Server 14.04 using Samba and Plex media server.
Ultimate Guide to SSL for the Newbie
10/10/2014Security & Privacy
This is a guide to SSL, how it works, and it provides the total newbie with the right information needed to get started with secure online transactions.
Adding Featured Image To WordPress All Posts Screen
This tutorial will show you how to add a Featured Image thumbnail to the "All Posts" admin screen which is useful to see what posts haven't got a thumbnail set, or for checking thumbnails quickly.
Create Custom WordPress Shortcodes
WordPress Shortcodes are a great way to add dynamic content to posts, even for non-techy editors, and can be as simple or as complex as you require.
Why Website Loading Times Are Vital – How to Improve Yours
08/05/2014Web Design
When it comes to website loading times and performance, every second counts. A poorly performing site will turn visitors away in droves, rapidly decreasing your conversion rate.
Optimise Images for the Web
11/02/2014Web Design
One of the most important website performance ranking factors is to make sure that you optimise images for the web.