* Posts by WibbleMe

413 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Feb 2013


EU's super-commish for tech: Geo-blocks on cat vids, music – NOT FAIR


Will this mean that France will finally be able to watch BBC's Tog Gear?

Blighty's mighty tech skills shortage drives best job growth in years


If you want to be a chef you start at the bottom and work you way up, simple.

If your in IT then the bottom stuff is sent to a country that can do it cheaper so hardly any one can gain high levels of knowledge and experience.

Career Path anyone?

Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech


I'm sure Jaguars already have this built in, and night vision?

What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade


Time is money, a good web browser just works, the way it supposed to!

If you have a good, sociable browser then people will recommend your non free products

As a web dev oh many times have I said "oh ffs can you even do that I..." I have lost count.

GCHQ recruits spotty teens – for upcoming Hack Idol


I think the best method of secure information in WWII Black Phantom Letter Courier. Its common sense don't keep nuke codes and spooks details on an internet enabled device.

Google on Gmail child abuse trawl: We're NOT looking for other crimes


Times like these it is good for Big Brother to be snooping on our data.

But I have to say if you are that dum to put an image like that there you deserve to be caught.

Microsoft: IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 is TOO GOOD. So we'll cripple it like Safari


Re: Why not just get rid of the user_agent string alltogether ?

That can be done all ready, such as the "php-mobile-detect" from Google will recognise your device/phone type. But it would have to be built into the websites theme, for most hiring a dev to do that would be too costly.


Has Microsoft learned nothing from IE6. If you make life hard for developers they will dislike you and wont recommend you products to customers. Who's going to invest in Azuri or Outlook.com products if have a "that will do" attitude.

BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled


Time to shut the whole Beep down and split it up. It simply no longer offers the quality of service like it used to.

MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist


Anyone remember that movie Tremors with those prehistoric worm like creatures


Its a cover-up they have been breeding giant gofers

THE GERMANS ARE CLOUDING: New AWS cloud region spotted




Yet again England doest get an AWS probably because of the cost of electricity. Same really as we cant use a cloud that's based in another country like so may other eCommerce web companies because of data protection laws.

Microsoft poised to take Web server crown from Apache


Don't forget that nginx is Linux as well!

Can someone actually point to a popular CMS for IIS, taking a look at a large webpage them/template market place, I cant see anything built for the IIS they are all built for WordPress, Magento and even Ghost

Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'


We already have plenty of "New" IP address they are called IP6


Help. Mailing blacklists...


Limit emails per domain to X amount per hour say 100, if it goes over this the server admin should get a warning message. You can do this on Linux.

If you can limit email ports to a IP(s)

Do a manual request; find out who is blacklisting you http://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx then you will probably have to fill in a form and wait something like 48 hours before being lifted

To prevent future problems use a different IP for email and or website that your own server, I pay $5 a year per IP.

Have you set up an SPF in your emails DNS?

Consider using a email service like gmail apps $3 a month per email account "your domain as a gmail account"

For non spam bulk email sending you can use a service like constant contact.

You know all those resources we're about to run out of? No, we aren't


I recall someone in the Thatcher goverment saying that we had 800 years worth of coal

There 50 years worth of Oil under Surrey/Buckinhamshire but the snobs do not want drills in THERE backgarden

Between Brazill and Austrailia alone we have at minimum 300 years of minerals and Oil for the whole world

Research history, there a little building in central london who controls the world "grain market" supply and demand is just a balance of profit

50+ crowd are wolfing down tablets: Silver foxes are even migrating to the Twitters


note to whoever posted this one please start using retina images @2x or and enven HTML5 charts

Red Hat: We don't need no stinking dictator to make money out of OpenStack (in late 2015)


Ok OpenStack is worth sitting up and noticing, it has huge potential, pre installed frameworks for a lazy mans hosting, wonderful.

From my experience as a web:

1) transferring files via FTP, both key and path to file location set-up in my install was a pain to get sorted, and probably made worse by the fact that I did this on a windows machine so I had to do a number of installs before I could connect.

2) Getting a domain name exertion to the install / gear is a pain, there not much help for http://www but your ok if you want a cname but thats not everyone's ideal set-up.

Smartwatch sales off to a very slow start


In time they will sell

Don't look at Maria's SQL, look at MY SQL, pleads Oracle


Anything for the little guy? Small WordPress Blog(s) performance?

UK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong to pirates


Re: @WibbleMe

Well bulk class action... we get parking tickets and speeding fines with out court so if one is blocked then put a support ticket to the London Met


Forgive my ignorance but would it just not be easier to block the domain from being accessed in the UK?

Google slashes cloud storage to $0.026 per GB. Your move, Amazon


Re: Not sure a small Wordpress blog

Yess 500m RAM for this "droplet", the mimimum size as well.


Recently I set up a small WP blog, I tried Googles' Apps first, I found that they had only recently started to allow PHP/WP to run on there system and was still in beat stage. The setup and interface was very orited arround how much resourses you were using and getting the site online... it was painfull mostly due to the fact that I had to use Googles own software instead of an FTP software to put my files on the web and navigating arround the locations of different Apps were a bit confusing, too many homepages. Eventually I went for an AWS through a 3'd party that handled the complex stuff very well so I am now paying 0.002p an hour or about $10 a month for a ubuntu 500mb server, one that I can do what I want with even re-install in a few mins. I did keep Googles Gmail business App, very good but from my opion Google may have the hardware but not the software. I guess Google could use the hand of a more friendly 3'd party like I used for AWS



EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?


I have a similar problem with an App called "Touchnote", that appears in the OS for the Sony Xperia Android. Cannot remove it but other than that it just sits there.

Microsoft closing in on Apache's web server crown


Statitics are often hard to interprate, there may be a server running IIS or Apache or Nginx but how many websites does the server run? does this include VPS instances running?

From my perspective as a web developer, those from an IT background with MS training will naturally go for ISS/.net but what costs are involved, pattents to work round, security and licencing and re-training costs. Have you ever been re-traind for a new version of JavaScript or PHP, what about VB/.net?

Yes like for like IIS is more secure for Apache and is great for things like PCI compliance but IIS will also do more than Apache such as borwser/server interaction like Node.js so depending on the setup is it more secure?

If you are large business employing a team to look after your big website, then yes IIS is probbly for you but try getting licencing fee off and upgrade costs off a small business that wants to pay $35 a year for hosting. When you consider that you can have a AWS server running Apache/Nginx for $6 a month running mutiple websites what you dont pay in licencing is left in your pocket right?

So for a true picture we need to not only know if IIS its Linux in the stats but are these servers running a physical machine or one giant cloude spawing Instance mache, and for each server what servies/modules are running such as email, .net, php and how many domains are being used with each server?

Massive new AIRSHIP to enter commercial service at British dirigible base


Yes but would these be real celebrities or just those with hot air? lol

Tuesday declared 'The Day we Fight Back' against NSA et al


Tuesday? Clearly the anarchy youth of today needs Monday in bed.

For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?


Install any version of windows and then just download this Ubunt exe you can have the best of both worlds.


JavaScript is everywhere. So are we all OK with that?


Does anyone remember DHTML ?

NHS website hit by MASSIVE malware security COCKUP


I wonder if the FTP password was "password"?

EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history


There is no ship re-spawn in EVE

Mail Migration


If you were doing a Cpanel to Cpanel (linux/Centos) server to server transfer then all you would need is the login for the Cpanel account you were leaving all data transfer would be automated then just change the DNS for the mail.mywebsite.com and hey presto. Overnight transfer.

Gmail falls offline, rest of Google struggles on: NO! Not error code 93!


Look its friday night Im sure the employees at Google have learn there lesson that getting drunk and jumping on the server racks is not a good idea

Botnet PC armies gulp down 16 MILLION logins from around the web: Find out if you're a victim


this week set up link is broken

Army spaffed millions up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report


I will it for £500 for a https online job recruitment form on a PCI compliant server... and I live just down the road from Donnington as well!

OpenSUSE forums hacked in ANOTHER vBulletin attack


Re: Is it just me, or

vBulletin is not free its paid for

Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies


A hit on Women well there goes 50% of the market (if your a woman).

Also why would I want something on my wrist that emits micrwoave raidiation?

Worried OpenSSL uses NSA-tainted crypto? This BUG has got your back


Yes but what port and IP do I only allow OpenSSl to use?

Picture this: Data-wrangling boffins say they have made JPEGs OBSOLETE


Well it means I will need to buy a new Camera/Phone for the new file type

World-leading IT expert? We'll fast-track you into Blighty, promises PM


How can you "Attract" when people are leaving?

Just witness the 3'd person I did my IT with at university leave for a bigger better country, (one a senior Linux Pro for Red Hat).

Please explain why anyone would want to come to this over taxed country?

Red Hat clutches OpenShift, takes platform cloud to second version


Very interesting indeed I have checkout the free "Gears" they offer to run a small website and was quite impressed, though another version might simplify things such as FTP setup.

I thought I was being DDOSed. Turns out I'm not that important...


Happens all the time

There needs to be a single international body with umbrella organizations run by police in each country where you can send details of the online attack and sample files, there is no one is even trying to keep statistics on hacked websites or other forms of attacks its is discraseful.

No where to report online?

No where to send sample files i.e fake PayPal log files etc?

No standardization of addresses to report fraud/phishing emails to even from the big banks and websites

Though at least Google and Microsoft will drop you an email if they detect your website has been hacked (if you have register with their Web Master Tools service.

They don't recognise us as HUMAN: Disability groups want CAPTCHAs killed


As the author of many websites I have to say that Capatch does not work all the time, normally because of very cheap labor. I would suggest to anyone looking for a solution that to trap normal spam bots hidden input boxes work nicely and combined with a layer of bot protection from a cloud service such as Coudflare you only have to worry about Humans inputting

Cant we have simpler verifications setup by the sites user such as "what color is the sun" or a more regional question for local websites such as "how may stars are in the American flag?" , "what state is this store in?" things that would take time for a Human spammer to solve.

Do you really want tech companies to pay more tax?


Tax is the problem even if they pay tax digital transactions can be transferred to another country i.e. Purchase on Amazon and the transaction can end up in Germany.

As a fool proof way, change all Cards (Debit/Credit etc) work and have the BACS (Banking Automated Clearance System) diver all transactions to the Tax office -> Tax is deducted say 20%VAT and the remainder is deposited in the sellers account.

Of course this to work VAT would rise above 20% but corporation tax would be abolished