The WordPress Preview Dilemma

How many clicks should it take to preview your page or post in WordPress?

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Some usernames are so easy to guess, even a computer can do it. Guard your WordPress website by avoiding these obvious usernames.

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Simple Amazfit Watchface Builder

Fabio Barbon has created a great utility called Simple Amazfit Watchface Builder (SAWFB). SAWFB is an easy way to create new watch faces for your Amazfit Pace or Stratos smartwatch. To get started just register and and login. You will find the [New Watchface] button on the home page. You can specify analog or digital or both, choose from a selection of background colours and watch hands, or upload your own designs and fonts.

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Posted in Amazfit, Android, Just For Fun, Smartwatch, Stratos

An Exercise in Colour

Checkerboard Patterns

This page creates 320×320 png images of checkerboard pixels alternating the given two RGB colours.


Checkerboard images are free to download and use for any purpose. Code runs client-side in your browser.

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Posted in Coding, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Just For Fun

iOS 12.1.4 Group Facetime Fix

Group FaceTime Bug

Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 to fix the group FaceTime privacy bug. I highly recommend updating to 12.1.4.

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In light of the recent Apple-rule-breaking from Facebook and Google, who do you think would win in a war between Apple and (Facebook + Google)?

Who would win in a war between Apple and (Facebook + Google)?

  • Apple (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Facebook + Google (50%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Posted in Apple, Facebook, Google, iOS
Old iPhone


The iPhone 6 Battle

Apple won’t always immediately agree to replace your old iPhone battery. Sometimes you have to battle a genius or two to get what you need.

My wife uses an iPhone 6. She has had it for a few years now, and has kept it in reasonably good condition. Phone batteries degrade over time, and over the last few months the phone would only last a very short time before suddenly shutting down. Eventually it stopped working all together and would not even turn on. So we took it to the Apple store expecting to get a new battery. Continue reading »

Posted in Apple, iOS, iPhone, Mobile Phone

Google Drive Update

Google Drive Fail Whale

Yes, I know this is not the original fail whale

Google gets today’s Fail Whale prize for distributing an updated version of Google Drive to iOS devices that are incompatible with the update. Nice work Google! Continue reading »

Posted in Apple, Bug, Google, iOS

iOS App SwitchingGo on, you know you want to! A recent rash of articles have said that there is generally no need to swipe away iOS apps. In fact, it tends to be better not to. However, with the way some people are talking, it sounds like you could cause a nuclear disaster if you can’t resist the urge to swipe those apps.

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Posted in Apple, iOS, iPad, iPhone

iOS Rotation Weirdness

There is a lot to like about iOS 10. On my iPhone 5, folders and apps launch and close snappily and there are some great new features such as widgets on the search and home screen.

iOS Rotation

However, when you do things too quickly iOS can get a bit mixed up. This is a screen shot of what happened when I double-clicked the home button (app-switching) and tilted my phone at the same time (causing rotation).

iOS Rotation Bug

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Posted in Bug, iOS, iPhone