My very own shortlink service

Over the weekend I have created my very own shortlink service. No more wp.me links for me in WordPress - Or anywhere. For this I've created a fancy plugin which I now employ in each of my sites. So this post has a shortlink made with ajdg.link and every future post will have one too. If you want to set up your own service like this you can do so rather easily using Yourls, a short (or any) domain and a Yourls compatible plugin. I choose to make my own plugin, but that's…Read more …

Dropbox vs. BtSync – Why Dropbox is better

Today I ditched BTSync almost completely for my business use and moved everything relevant into my dropbox account. Why? Because BTSync doesn't work. It's unreliable, slow and stupidly annoying when you go outside your Local Network. Yea.. NAT like it's 2002. BTSync The idea of BTSync is great. Better yet, it's awesome. It uses the regular Torrent protocol for Dropbox like functionality. That basically means you do not have to have a central storage point if you don't want to. This is great for synchronising pretty much everything between any number of computers.…Read more …

What will my next laptop be?

Given that Apple keeps dropping the ball and it has been a steep downward slope for the past 2 years or so I was fantasising about my future laptop. Would I buy a new Macbook should I need one? I currently have a Macbook Air with some sort of i7 CPU and 8GB of ram. It's neat, I like it. But OS X and included apps, services and policies keeps ruining it. The constant removal of features and dumbing down of apps is getting tiresome. Pretty much every service Apple offers is broken,…Read more …

Troubleshooting email issues in OSX Mail

With the ongoing flurry of confused, annoyed, frustrated and thankful people in this post. It seems the comments on there are turning into a support forum. This website is not a support forum. Call Apple if my tips are not working... However, I do have some more tricks up my sleeve of-course. Meet 'Connection Doctor' a handy tool built-in in Mail to see what's going wrong with your emails. If your mail is not working Your first step is to restart the mail client. See if it works then. If not. Go to…Read more …