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Foreign Facebook Followers

I just had the following message passed to me This is creepy, Go to your Facebook account settings, then blocking, then block users, and type in "following me" without the quotes into the text box then hit the "block button. You will find 15-20 or more people FOLLOWING YOU that you do not know! I just blocked about 17 accounts from random Middle Eastern and Asian ...

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Securing the WordPress admin user.

Hands up if you have a WordPress website? OK now hands up if you have an administrator on your site with the username admin? How did I guess? Well the simple fact is, that's the default, but to understand why this can be a problem you need to understand how many WordPress website (or to be honest many sites/password in general) get hacked. So lets have a look at ...

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How to merge text in Inkscape for laser cutting (or vinyl cutting)

One thing a lot of people seem to want to do with the laser cutter at Hack Oldham is to cut out words and letters, Often people want to merge the letters together so that they form one complete shape rather than individual letters.  Below I'll explain how to do this using the free vector drawing program Inkscape. If you don't already have it you can download ...

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Editing WordPress images

I've been asked a couple of times recently about how to crop images for the WordPress websites, and while for many jobs I'll tend to recommend Adobe Photoshop or GIMP the fact is the image editor in WordPress itself is perfectly capable if not a little bit hidden away. 1.  From the WordPress Dashboard click [Media] the [Library] to access your websites media ...

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Creating animated gifs from video

I was asked the other day about hosting video for a website, not an uncommon request and normally I would recommend YouTube for hosting video, however in this case my advice was different. When the video was sent to me I discovered that it was only a few seconds long, this particular video which you can see below was an example of how to use the DartSight training ...

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The Internet

I've been a fan of the IT Crowd since it first came out, while primarily a comedy many of the ideas it portrayed I had experienced in my life working in IT, So when they showed the internet as being a small black box, I of course decided I needed to make my own. At the time it was just a black box with a blinking LED but when Google released their AIY Kit I decided ...

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What is UX Design?

You may have heard the term UX design but do you know what it means? and how does it related to websites. Well, UX Stands for User Experience, Why it's not UE I have no idea, probably didn't sound cool enough but I digress. UX design is about understanding your customers requirements and designing a journey that is both easy and pleasurable. The image above ...

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