Category: Technology

  • Server woes

    Server woes

    Last updated on February 24th, 2016 at 06:30 pm Sorry to those of you whose emails I’m not receiving. Unless I’m receiving them and you’re in the smaller group of people who can’t receive my emails. Unless you’re in a non-intersecting group of people who are connecting to an older server (in which case you […]

  • Fix Google Analytics Spam

    Last updated on February 17th, 2016 at 04:04 am Bottom line up front: Prevent spam in your Google Analytics with only 2 filters Google Analytics is the most widely used web analytics service today so it is a target-rich environment for spammers to get eyeballs. They hope that web masters will see their url and […]

  • Change iPhone Backup Location

    Last updated on May 3rd, 2016 at 09:38 am I have a 64GB iPhone 5S but my MacBook Air only has a 128GB SSD which is not enough to regularly hold a backup of my phone. iCloud offers 5GB free online space so I have to pick and chose what gets synchronised via iCloud. I […]

  • ZagZ redesigned

    ZagZ redesigned

    Last updated on February 17th, 2016 at 04:06 am During a hasty server relocation I discovered that the database that stores ZagZ.com was slightly corrupted. Not badly enough to affect the performance of the site. But enough that the backups didn’t notice it and reported themselves happily complete. The actuality was that the posts and […]

  • Don’t self host your website

    Don’t self host your website

    Last updated on March 24th, 2017 at 02:27 am Should you use a free website from Tumblr or WordPress or Wix for the early days of ?your indie film? You should register on those free services to grab your brand name. But I wouldn?t go live with that for anything other than a teaser or […]

  • Address Book Related Names Completer Soon

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 02:41 pm I store all phone numbers and email addresses in the Address Book or Contacts app of the devices I use. On Apple Mac OS X it?s the Address Book app On IOS it?s the Contacts app On Android it?s Contacts On my webmail it?s Google?s Contacts […]

  • Choosing a new laptop

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 02:41 pm My main workhorse is an eMachines eM250 10.1? netbook. All my email, calendar and important software works via the cloud so I can use any machine with a web-browser. I learned that lesson in the Great London Laptop Crash of 2008. However there are some items […]

  • Domain name dispute scam

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 03:29 am I received this email ? up front warning it?s a scam: (If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks) Dear President, We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to […]

  • My netbook has crashed

    My netbook has crashed

    Last updated on July 5th, 2015 at 05:14 pm My main workhorse is a eMachines m250 netbook. Last night it decided to crash. Now it only boots under XP safe mode or Linux from a USB. Most of my apps are on the cloud in some way or other, so I am not actually missing […]

  • WordPress Bad Behavior Plugin Conflicts

    Last updated on July 5th, 2015 at 04:06 pm The Bad Behavior plugin for WordPress is great, it denies spambots even seeing your blog before they try to spam you. But there are four specific issues to be aware of with Bad Behavior 2.0.43. 4 conflicts when using the Bad Behavior plugin 1) On WordPress […]