Author Archives: chris

Setting up an IP webcam with ibaby

A number of people have asked how I setup a low-price IP webcam to use as a baby monitor, so I thought I’d put together this short guide to show how to get it connected etc. What you will need … Continue reading

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Grandstream HT286 firmware issues

I’ve had a grandstream HT286 for a while – and I’ve recently been having a problem with a couple of voip services – the phone has cut out mid-conversation etc. I decided it was likely due to the firmware version … Continue reading

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Wide character in print or Wide character in subroutine perl

This is just a post for others who have the same problem and find my solution through google and more to the point, for my reference in future!! I’ve had this problem numerous times before, as you do when you … Continue reading

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Random Skype IMs from my past popping up!

I recently moved abroad, and to keep up with family etc I’ve taken to using skype a lot. It’s worked really well and I think I talk more to my family then I ever did when I was at home. … Continue reading

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New directories

Just thought I’d post that I’ve created two new phpld directories that may be of use to people – particulary SEO types. http://www.biglist.eu http://www.betterdirectory.co.uk

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Perl Net::SSLeay stubborn install – fixed

I’ve been messing around trying to get DBD::Google install on perl via Cpan – but it was just failing every time… Tracking the error back revealed that it was Net::SSLeay that was at fault – I tried to install it … Continue reading

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New site: RainWaterTanks.org.uk

Just thought I’d post on here about a new site I’m working on – I’ve put it live but there are still some bits that need fixing. The site is about rainwater recycling which I’ve been investigating recently. Basically it … Continue reading

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JailBreakMe.com blocked on 3 UK cell/mobile network

I often browse IT security forums to keep up-to-date with the latest hacks and methods of circumventing various locks and blocks on hardware. Even though I don’t have an Apple iPhone, when I heard about jailbreakme.com I decided to have … Continue reading

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HTC Desire vs N900

I’m lucky enough to have been an owner of a Nokia N900 for quite some time now, and my wife has just bought the HTC Desire – so I thought I would put this article together to give others a … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Karmic Koala – firefox error

Just upgraded to Karmic Koala, and everything appeared to go fine.. But when I tried to run firefox – I got XML Parse error, browser.xul undefined entity.. Turns out it was getting confused with some xul for Knife Sharpener Reviews … Continue reading

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