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This area contains some tutorials I have put together after testing this and that in my computer experiences. Each one will be explained and worked through so that you may understand it. Have a browse, have a read, have a play and, most importantly, have a lot of fun!

FreeBSD 10.1 Guide

FreeBSD LogoAn installation and configuration guide for FreeBSD. I now use FreeBSD for my server which acts as a NAS for all of my data and a media server for my TV. I have managed to add some pretty neat features such as a Time Capsule for my MacBook and a PVR for BBC iPlayer. This guide describes the FreeBSD installation, ZFS configuration and user-land software installation and configuration. I include all of my configuration files so that you can see how I have set it all up.

openSUSE 11.1 Guide

openSUSE 11.1 Guide PosterLatest: This is a configuration guide for openSUSE 11.1 which aimed at new and medium-skill users. This guide describes how to install, set up and configure your system to create an ideal desktop environment which is efficient and productive whilst being enjoyable to use. I hope that you find it a very thorough guide as it takes you through each stage step-by-step with plenty of screen shots.

Stop Hotlinking

Stop the Hotlinking of your images by following this worked example. I also highlight examples of people hotlinking my images as a demonstration as to how this solution works.

SVG and XHTML

This page intends to outline the different ways in which SVG can be implemented in XHTML pages and the drawbacks associated with each method - namely IE. It should also validate correctly using the W3C Validator.

openSUSE 10.3 Guide

openSUSE LogoA Configuration Guide for openSUSE 10.3 aimed at new users. This guide describes how to setup your system to create the ideal desktop environment. It is a very thorough guide which takes you through each stage step-by-step.

Windows XP Guide

A Configuration Guide for Windows XP aimed at frequent users. This guide describes how to setup your system to create an efficient and productive desktop environment. It is a very thorough guide which takes you through each stage step-by-step.

Following the Cursor

This page has some cool DHTML JavaScript on it which makes a box float over the page and follow your cursor. Currently the page validates and works in everthing I've tried (IE7, Firefox 3, Opera 9, Konqueror and Safari 3).

This page was last modified on 10/01/2016.

The Unfriendly Web

Map of total firewall denials on my servers

Update (September 2015)

This site has changed quite a lot since I bought the domain in November 2005 and first started hosting my own content. During that time the internet has evolved an awful lot; as I write this in 2015 it is almost unrecognisable to what it once was. Gone are the days of hosting your own photo albums from your holidays on your own website: now you create an album on Facebook to share with your friends and family. Got some special photos that you are particularly proud of? Then deviantART or Flickr are the places for you to showcase them. Found an interesting page and wish to share it with your friends? Twitter and Facebook will update them immediately wherever they are. Written some pieces of source code that you think other people might find useful? GitHub will version track and syntax highlight it in an instant.

Consequently, this site no longer has photo albums and panoramas taken from my travels: the special ones are in my deviantART gallery and the normal ones are on my private Facebook page. I don't have a WordPress blog at the minute so I will still keep my articles on fixing technological problems ("Releases" and "Tutorials") on here for archival - if they're useful to you then that's great. If I ever restart publishing code it'll be on my GitHub page.

I have learned a lot since I first started writing (non-public) web pages in 2002. As testimony, this site: does not set any cookies; barely has any JavaScript on it; and is no longer dynamically generated using PHP. Rather, it is completely static with updates propagated using make every midnight thanks to cron.

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