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IDEA for hosters: corporate one-click installs

A lot of hosting companies already offer one-click installs for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, dotProject. These are mostly content tools. They’re useful, but they cover only a part of what a corporate customer would want. I would love to see a… Continue Reading →

How to add Cloudflare SSL to a WordPress website

Why SSL? Google Search and Google Chrome are making it more and more unattractive to still have an HHTP (insecure) website, and are pushing publishers to go “HTTPS Always & Everywhere”. Offering HTTPS used to require an expensive SSL certificate,… Continue Reading →

Geen ongewenste reclame

Je krijgt op een jaar nogal wat direct-in-de-papierbak reclame binnen. Ik ben in mijn gemeente (Grimbergen) op zoek gegaan naar de “Geen Reclame” sticker, maar zowel het postkantoor als het gemeentehuis konden me niet verder helpen. Ik heb dan maar… Continue Reading →

DIY: my bamboo USB SSD disk bay

My continued efforts to build a better laptop dock like this, or as I have called them, a ‘sockle’, can be followed on www.sockle.io This is the story of how I made my own pretty bamboo USB SSD disk expansion support… Continue Reading →

Idea: using a helpdesk app as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Update Sept 2017: FreshDesk just release a new product FreshTeam that does exactly what I specified below. I recently found myself in the position of having to hire a new colleague for the first time in a long while. This… Continue Reading →

Idea: short-term unified group messaging enterprise

I was driving for 6 hours the other day and my wife was asleep, so what does one do: work out the details for a new kind of hosted communication service in my head. If you are a user of AirBNB,… Continue Reading →

Idea: Extended MRTG format

Every tech geek has his/her preferred tools and one of mine is without doubt Tobi Oetiker’s MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher), which I’ve used to make pretty trend lines of much more than routers or traffic. MRTG is a Perl program that… Continue Reading →

Getting rid of “Google Play Services has stopped” on OnePlus

One week after complete reinstallation of my OnePlus I started getting one “Unfortunately, Google Play Services has stopped” error message after the other. I tried a lot of solutions proposed online (“clear the app cache”/Goto Privacy guard/…) but none worked. Until… Continue Reading →

Reset your OnePlus One to factory settings

About half a year ago I switched from an iPhone to an Android smartphone: the OnePlus One. In the beginning it was splendid and super fast and everything. But recently it has become flaky. I suspect the apps ‘Swiftkey’ and… Continue Reading →

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