Ifor Darby-Hoskin.

About me, what I do and what I am interested in.

WordPress Repair Service

WordPress Repair Service.

Based in the UK.

With the help of a few friends I have just finished a new web site wordpressrepair.co.uk , the main idea to provide a UK based WordPress repair and fix service, although we are not the cheapest in the world we are UK based and just an email away for just about any WordPress problem.

Although we only started a few weeks ago we have already fixed a few WordPress sites that had been hacked, it turns out the reasons were quite simple (I wish the fix had been) updates on these sites had been turned off (who would do that ?) so after a few years (I am surprised they lasted that long) they were hacked and all of a sudden started to show some not very nice content.

So if you run a WordPress based web site make sure that either you or your web designer check for updates at least once a month.

WordPress Repair

SCO UNIX Freelance Job


A Blast From The Past

Now that I am freelance again I will consider just about any work but I would prefer programming (hint hint). But today I had an old legacy system to work with SCO UNIX.

The client was having problems with the system crashing at random times and their IT guys (Microsoft Windows certified) really didn’t have a clue what the problems was.

After delving around in the system for an hour or two I discovered that one of the serial ports was re spawning and this was causing the system to become unresponsive (so it wasn’t crashing, it was running slow), it turned out that the UPS had died about a week ago an instead of replacing it they just disconnected it and you have guessed it, it was connected to the SCO box via a serial cable, so I disabled the serial port and they now have a nice and reliable SCO UNIX box back again. But for how long, the system must be at least 15 years old, I did mention about virtualization but the powers that be don’t want to spend any money on it.

By the way it runs their stock system.

The of Betamax tapes

End of Betamax

Sony have decided to end the production of Betamax tapes, why is this interesting ? Well I thought they had stopped making Betamax machines and tapes years ago but no, until now.

So if you have a working Betamax recorder you had better start buying up spare tapes.

Production ends March 2016 for Betamax cassettes.