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  • Never Add Analytics Code to Your WordPress Theme

    Never Add Analytics Code to Your WordPress Theme

    Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 11:32 am Best practise is to use a plugin to add Analytics code to your website, not the options in your theme. When you change themes you lose the code and often the first thing you know about it is a gap in your analytics data. A detailed […]

  • Encrypt iPhone backup

    I’ve updated my Apple iPhone to a 6S and adjusted the custom iPhone backup location on my external HDD. This time I’ve enabled the Encrypt iPhone backup feature in iTunes. Apple does not backup important data to transfer to a new phone if you don’t encrypt your backups. Things like: Account passwords WiFi passwords Health app data HomeKit data iCloud backs […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to remove double newline in text files

    Last updated on July 5th, 2015 at 04:03 pm As part of the hosting migration, I had some text files that had an extra empty line in them. This was caused by a newline followed by another newline. On my pc I can search and replace for these using a good text editor. But it?s […]

  • Genealogy Research: Best Practice Part 1

    Last updated on August 21st, 2015 at 01:41 pm I have been working my family history on and off for a number of years. As my older relatives age, the time left to get their stories is restricted. Sadly dementia claimed the memories of more than one before I’ve had a chance to interview them. […]

  • Windows Users Guide to Your New Mac

    Windows Users Guide to Your New Mac

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 01:11 am A number of friends and many acquaintances have moved to Macs and turned their backs on Windows. I moved full time to a Mac a year ago. Here?s part 1 of my occasional series Your New Mac: a Guide for Windows Users Things to do with […]

  • PDF files left by Firefox on Mac OS X Desktop

    PDF files left by Firefox on Mac OS X Desktop

    Last updated on September 4th, 2015 at 08:34 pm How To Auto-Delete Temporary Files abandoned by Mozilla apps on your Mac OS X Desktop. Firefox on Mac OS X does not clean up temporary files in the same way as the Windows version. When you right-click a PDF file and view it (instead of save) […]

  • Determining PCI Vendor ID and Device ID

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 12:17 am In working with LTSP and K12LTSP I use some old hardware as dumb terminals. Some of this old gear presents problems in determining the correct NIC driver or graphics driver to use. If the old machine still has windows on it I use Craig?s PCI Programs […]

  • Mac OS X Keyboard navigation

    Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 10:45 pm For those switching from Windows to a Mac go and read the excellent HOWTO Switch To The Mac article from Tao of Mac If you?re keyboard-oriented, go into System Preferences | Keyboard and Mouse | Keyboard Preferences and Turn on full keyboard access. Now you can […]