Category Archives: Tech

BlankSlate theme

I’ve been using the “Sandbox” theme for a while and wanted a change so had a look at some other WordPress themes. A lot of themes seem to add quite a bit of “bloat” and I wanted just the basic theme that I can then customise. My “style.css” file is pretty basic just: html,body{background-color:white; color:dimgrey; […]

Phpmyadmin problems

Seem to have been having some annoying problems recently with phpmyadmin – I think it got upgraded by the upgrade was not properly configured and it kept causing mysql to crash. After a bit of searching I found that using sudo dpkg-reconfigure phpmyadmin seemed to do the trick – I can now use phpmyadmin normally […]

Setting up a PWM profile for a CPU fan

I notice that it is possible to set up a PWM “custom” profile for both CPU fan and case fan on the ASRock H87 Pro4 motherboard. The default temperature ranges are 50 degrees, 60 degrees, 70 degrees, 75 degrees with 80 degrees as a “max” temperature where the fan will run at full speed.   These […]

Enabling AAISP ping graph in IPv6

I have noticed that the “ping graph” no longer seems to work since upgrading to FTTC, and I think it has something to do with IPv6 as if I view it on my mobile phone, which used IPV4 (when on 3G), the graph still works. However I have found that by disabling ipv6 on the […]

FTTC Install

Just had an upgrade from ADSL to FTTC so I’m currently on the basic 40/10 profile. The engineer said the line was only running at 29% speed capacity so there is definitely a benefit to be had from upgrading to the 80/20 profile as the line can theoretically support 38.7 mb/s up and 137.8 mb/s […]

Upgrading phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS includes an old version of phpmyadmin so I was trying to figure out how to upgrade it. The following PPA is the one to add: ppa:nijel/phpmyadmin see but I could not get the command add-apt-repository to work The following page has a command to fix this: apt-get install python-software-properties once this […]


Still pretty good weather but still pretty chilly. Better cold & sunny than warm & wet though. Looks like it will be more than a week till I get FTTC but should get it before the end of the month. Hopefully I should also be getting my spare DB-65 battery for the GRD4 before too […]


It was pretty sunny today.   The four day Easter break goes too fast.  At least it is yet another 4 day week. Just noticed that my street cabinet has now been enabled for FTTC so have placed an order. Available Products Downstream Line Rate(Mbps) Upstream Line Rate(Mbps) Downstream Range(Mbps) Availability Date Featured Products WBC FTTC […]

WordPress Setup

I’ve been doing some work on the WordPress setup process, as I’ve botched it up a few times now, but luckily tagadab easily allow me to re-image my server which only takes about 5 minutes. I’ve now switched to using a Ubuntu 12-04 LTS version (64 bit) instead of Debian, and this is easy to […]

IPv6 enabled

I have now upgraded my ADSL to IPv6 with the Technicolour Router, so thought it would make sense to make my website IPv6 enabled as well. Unfortunately 5quidhost are not yet IPv6 ready, and they explained that it was related to cpanel support, as they use cpanel for their hosting. Luckily Tagdab offer IPv6 hosting […]


Just been doing some research about IPv6 – I’m not sure if 5quidhost are “IPv6 ready” yet, but at least my ISP supports IPv6.   The trouble is that my existing router, the ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 v2 appears to only support the “legacy” IPv4 system. I think I might update my router to the Technicolor TG582N as […]