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Verify your WordPress website on Mastodon

If you’re using Mastodon, then it’s possible to verify your website links in your profile. When done, you’ll see something like this…

The green background and tick shows it’s been verified as belonging to you.

Here’s how you do it..

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Gaming How To Life

Cleaning a PlayStation 4 Pro: From noisy to whisper quiet

When I lost my driving license, I bought myself a PlayStation 2. When I reached 40, I bought a PlayStation 3. And, so, another event prompted another upgrade – during the pandemic I upgraded my PlayStation 4 to a PlayStation 4 Pro (no, I still can’t justify a PlayStation 5).

Bought, used, from CeX, it came “refurbished”. But I suspect that’s little more than a wipe over with a damp cloth and checking it turns on. As a result, it makes a sound like a jet aircraft taking off. It was time to sort it out!

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How do I check for broadband faults if I don’t have a landline phone number?

If you’re experiencing problems with your broadband, many of us will turn to online checking tools. Such tools are often provided by our ISPs to let us know if it’s a general fault our area or specific to our line. These tools are normally great – unless you don’t have a landline phone number to enter into the checker because you’re on a broadband-only connection.

So what do these customers do?

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Automattic How To Life

Tips on reducing distractions from Slack

Since becoming a Lead at WordPress VIP, Slack has become even more a distraction.

Based on feedback from fellows Leads, tips I read on LinkedIn and things I’ve simply just tried myself, I’ve got these down to a point where I’m happy. And I thought I’d share what I’ve learnt.

One thing we have to consider is which notifications we actually want. After all, as a Lead in a fully remote company, if a member of my team needs for something urgent, that’s the primary way for them to reach me.

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How to quickly and easily save money on your home energy bills

With the price of gas going through the proverbial roof, I’ve put together some advice on how to save money.

And, first of all, let’s look at some general advice about boilers, as heating is where people are finding the biggest hit on their pocket right now…

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