Do I really need gold plated HDMI leads?

Why, whenever I buy new audio/visual equipment do the salesmen always ask me whether I want gold plated cables to match, at only 10% of the cost of the equipment I am buying? I go into a shop with an ...

Audigy 2 Value digital I/O module hack bypass

I just purchased one of these cards from ebay specifically to play HD audio through the DVI port of my TV. No need for the Creative Sound Blaster Digital I/O Module at all to do this – all it ta...

Adding a new IP to apache2 web server

I have just had a second IP for my web server and wish to use it for a dedicated domain name. Here is how you configure apache2 to serve requests on that IP to a specific virtualhost assumptions: new ...

Adding a new IP to eth0 eth0:0

My server has multiple failover IP addresses. Mainly so I don’t forget, here is how to add a new failover IP under ubuntu (and I would assume any debian based distribution of linux): ssh into th...

Adding a service to ubuntu networking

One of the scripts I run on my server monitors various log files and watches for signs of intrusion attempts. I wanted the function to run at boot, but instead only let it run when the network is actu...

Disable BT text messages to your landline

Telephone number 0845 602 1111 08456 021 111 08456021111 To disable text messages to your landline (why, really, would someone class that as useful?) you need to telephone 0800 587 5252 (freephone) Pr...

code indentation in wordpress

If, like me, you are a developer and occasionally put snippets of code on your wordpress blog you will no dount have found out that the <code> tag strips out the indentation and makes the result...