Tag: Tips & Tricks

Brother HL-1210W on M1 MacOS Monterey

Posting this as there wasn’t a clear answer elsewhere online. Brother have not released a driver package for M1 Macs running Monterey and suggest you install their printing app from the app store – an app which has terrible reviews. The good news is, the old drivers for MacOS...

Technical Writing: Process and Lessons Learned

This is a living document outlining the technical writing process I’ve been using, cobbled together after reviewing the materials provided by clients along with their expectations and comments/feedback received during the editing process.  It will be updated as I learn and tweak things. This process includes mitigation steps for...

Automatically Clearing the Clipboard in MacOS Monterey

Your clipboard contains a lot of sensitive info – passwords from password managers being the most obvious. Any app or website can read from the clipboard, so having this data just hanging around is a bit of a problem – a password could be read by some unintended app...

MacOS Cheat Sheet for Windows Users

I’ve had a few friends and family members moving from Windows to Mac in the last few months, so I’ve put together a quick single-page cheat sheet showing where to find everything. It’s a bit rough at the moment, improvements will be made based on user feedback, but it...

A Londoner’s Guide to Online Security (And Travel Etiquette)

Here’s a short guide on some basic online security practices. It’s not comprehensive, but it’s a good start on keeping your personal data safe and working to prevent security issues on your devices. Consider hiring tech support to help keep you up to date on security best practices and...

System and Backup Encryption for Windows 10 and macOS

What is Drive Encryption? Drive encryption scrambles your files so that noone else can read them – except the person with the password or recovery key. This is usually done transparently. You use your computer normally, your files will be encrypted and protected. Drive encryption is not supported by...

Automated backups for Windows 10 and macOS

There are many different backup methods, software solutions, and doctrines. Generally all agree that you should keep at least three copies of your important files in three different places. Many will suggest you keep weekly copies of your files, in case of accidental deletion or corruption so that older...

Fixing Issues With the Nintendo Switch Right Joycon

I have, along with others I’ve found online, encountered issues with the right joycon on my Nintendo Switch. Initially, the LED which displays the controller number up and died, and the pairing button would work intermittently. Then, the joycon would begin to fail to connect to the console while...

Protecting WordPress, OpenCart Admin Routes with Cloudflare

There’s a lot of tutorials on securing HTTP servers – including forcing SSL, deploying mod_security2, mod_evasive, etc (All of which are worth doing), but platforms like WordPress and OpenCart will attract automated login attempts no matter what you do – they’re popular, frequently out-of-date and often have weak passwords....