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MailInABox Greylisting

I found that authentication codes sent by email from places I rarely log in to were being repeatedly greylisted by MAIB which meant I had to wait several minutes before being able to log in. To remedy this, I searched… Continue Reading →


Noom is a healthy eating programme allegedly based on a psychological approach to improving eating habits that can help toward weight loss. Pros Clean interface A human guide/coach who can give little tips Jokey tone Helpful information in the daily… Continue Reading →

Simple SQLite for C# .Net Core 3.1 in Visual Studio Community 2019

Create a new .Net Core 3.1 (LTS) Web Project Right click your project and select Manage NuGet Packages Go to Browse, search for System.Data.SQLite.Core and install the package Done! You now have the ability to use SQLite in your web… Continue Reading →

Name Validation

tl/dr: Only validate to make sure Firstname OR Lastname has been entered and make sure you set maxlength to over 800 characters! Names. Every person on the planet has one or they at least have something by which they are… Continue Reading →

WordPress Docker Container

Having recently been learning about Docker I decided that I should upgrade my blog from an old and clumsy webhost (TSOHost) to a DigitalOcean VM that I can manage myself. This was a great exercise in learning how to setup… Continue Reading →

Avatar Maker for Forums/Slack/Discord

I just found which has a nice, easy, avatar maker. It seems like a good little site so thought I’d share it here.

Don’t Trust The Cloud

Modern computing is geared towards moving everything into The Cloud. Your calendar, your email client, CRM, your office applications, even the music you listen to while commuting can all be in the cloud and while this seems great you know… Continue Reading →

When Anti-Spam Lists go Bad

Email administrators everywhere will have dealt with the dreaded blacklisting problems. Whether it be a customer who has accidentally got them selves listed or your own server sending some backscatter through a misconfiguration we’ve all come across the “request for… Continue Reading →

Microphone Not Working in Windows 10

It turned out that the Windows 10 update 1803 introduces (or changes) a privacy setting which prevented me using team speak/voicechat in games. To fix, you can just need to open All Settings -> Privacy -> Microphone or search Microphone… Continue Reading →

HOW TO: Completely Remove Asterisk

This was tested against a Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine with Asterisk 13.22.0 and all commands were run from ~ sudo service asterisk stop sudo rm /etc/init.d/asterisk sudo rm /etc/init.d/ sudo rm -rf /etc/asterisk/ sudo rm -rf /var/log/asterisk/ sudo rm -rf… Continue Reading →

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