The 16 battery savings tips that manufacturers don’t want you to know about

Laptops, mobile phones and tablets never seem to last any length of time these days. I remember, not too long ago, when they lasted for weeks, with still charge to spare. But there are a number of things you can do to dramatically increase the battery life, whilst significantly impairing the ability of your device. […]

Why are related videos now appearing on my YouTube video?

Got YouTube embeds on your website? Are you finding that previously suppressed related videos are now appearing? Well, needless to say, Google have changed things and it’s causing some confusion. tl;dr: the related videos parameter has changed and there’s now no way of removing related videos from the broadcast sorry.

svn: “Server SSL certificate verification failed: issuer is not trusted”

I’ve been using svnX for years now for managing my WordPress plugins with the svn repositories that WordPress.org provide. It’s pretty old-school and I keep intending to move to Versions but, yeah, time always seems to be against me. However, I’ve now started getting the following errors against all my repos… svn: E230001: Server SSL […]

Where is the ODB diagnostic port on a 2017 Mazda 3?

The ODB diagnostic port is used by garages and dealerships to connect your car to their computer systems, checking for any reported errors as well as check various engine values. Just to check and clear an error message can cost £30+, yet ODB readers can be bought for not much more than £10 and phone apps […]

On Long Passwords

At the moment, I’m having a ‘discussion’ with British Airways on Twitter. Sadly, it’s not the first time I’ve had a similar conversation with a company. Here’s the initial part of the problem – when you try and change your BA password, it gives you the following guidance for the password… So, the password has […]

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