Archive for the ‘General Posts’ Category

The Future of PC gaming

Over the last year or so the amount of PC titles being released have slowly dwindled due to the success of consoles and the amount of piracy currently in the PC market. The PC market suffers badly from piracy with it commonly noted that most games are available to download on or a few days […]

Essential WordPress Maintenance Tips

With all things there are some essential things you should do with websites in case of the dreaded hosting crash, loss of data or corruption. These mainly apply to self-hosting setups but its a good practice to get into. Database Backup. This is the most essential thing you should get into the habit of doing […]

Useful WordPress Plugins Part 2

A few weeks ago I created a post (link here) that introduced some useful WordPress plug-ins to include on your self hosted blog. This is the second part of the post highlighting a few more plug-ins that people should integrate if possible. WP-Youtube Lyte. If you are looking to include YouTube videos in your blog posts then […]

Useful Windows Shortcuts

In a previous post, located here I outlined some of the most useful shortcut keys for Intemet Explorer 9. I thought it would be good to replicate this type of post and outline some of the most widely used shortcuts for Windows. There are a great number of shortcuts other than the ones that I have […]

Hotmails new features

According to the website The Register Microsoft are adding a few new features to their Hotmail systems. The first is an early warning system for users to report suspicions that a colleagues, friends or families account has been ‘hacked’. Hotmails systems then check the account using a ‘compromise detection engine’ which will determine if the account […]

What infuriates me in online gaming.

Having been an avid PC gamer and to a lesser extent console gaming there are a few things that really annoy me when playing against other people. In all games you will come across the cheats, people who use exploits in games, or install game hacks. This to me is just now more of an […]

Buying a cheaper alternative? Does it work?

Over the years I have always thought you pay for what you get, whether it be the added extras for your car or simple things like a branded model of a gadget. However just lately I have started looking at the cheaper alternatives to items bought to see if they make such a huge difference. […]

GSPOT – Handy utility for finding video or audio codecs.

Have you ever tried to play a video or audio file and you don’t seem to get any output. Well 95% of the time this is due to not running the correct codec to play these streams correctly. There are a few handy programs that you can check which codecs you need to download to […]

The benefits and pitfalls of self hosting WordPress

As I host my own blog and for a few other people I thought I would write a small article on the benefits of hosting your own WordPress blog. Whilst and Blogger are great places to start for all new bloggers they are a bit limiting in what you can do. Although on the other […]

Favourite Game of all time (Part 1)

I got asked yesterday what my favourite game of all time was, and it made me think long and hard before replying. There was times when I played certain games for a period of time then changed but very few have made me go back. I have completed many games over time but decided I couldn’t […]

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