Backups: Is your data secure? What if your disk failed today?

I use a Linux server for to store all my backups, but today it sent me an email saying “disk failed.”

Panic!

No need, no need. Or should I say “keep calm and carry on”, because my backup server is a “RAID” system, phew! Using a RAID system means I can take the broken . . . → Read More: Backups: Is your data secure? What if your disk failed today?

How To Comply With The EU Cookie Directive (from May 26th 2012)

This post explains how to comply with the EU cookie directive which came into force on May 26th 2012. If you have not taken action or want to review the measures you have put in place, this post gives some background and provides recommendations to help you comply with the law without losing website . . . → Read More: How To Comply With The EU Cookie Directive (from May 26th 2012)

Google Chrome Browser Broken – Not Loading Some Websites – Webpages

Google Chrome Browser About Box

Back from a weekend at beautiful Gaunts House in Dorset and my Chrome Web Browser is misbehaving (now fixed—see below). I have several windows each preset to load four or so tabs, and some websites or pages are either not loading or only after some fiddling about. They load in other browsers so . . . → Read More: Google Chrome Browser Broken – Not Loading Some Websites – Webpages

New Window Visible – My First Chrome Browser Extension/Addon

screenshot of chrome browser window cascade

For some time I’ve been annoyed by a feature of Google’s Chrome web browser. You may have noticed that when you open a new window in Chrome, each window is staggered, a little below and to the right of the last, as shown in the image.

This “cascade” is all very well, but means . . . → Read More: New Window Visible – My First Chrome Browser Extension/Addon

What’s The EU Privacy/Cookie Directive & What Do I Have Do About It?

The EU Privacy directive affecting website cookies came into force in UK law on 26 May 2011, and applies not just to UK based websites but any website that caters for people in the European market—wherever the company is based. That means every website visited by people in the EU, including those outside the . . . → Read More: What’s The EU Privacy/Cookie Directive & What Do I Have Do About It?

Firefox 4 Missing Address Bar / Menu Bar

When upgrading to Firefox 4 you may find that the menu (File, Edit, View etc) and the “Address bar” are no longer visible, at least on Windows 7.

Firefox 4 Address Bar Broken? Always Blank?

Some, like me, have taken the “Navigation toolbar” for the “Address bar”, and thought it was broken (always blank). . . . → Read More: Firefox 4 Missing Address Bar / Menu Bar