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Mount A VBox VDI Disk File With LVM Structure

The problem: A vbox virtual machine had failed to start. It was not recovering itself and was in an environment where the vbox image was being run headless. The data needed recovering so we needed to mount the vdi virtual disk file. Mounting The VDI Disk File The first step was to convert it to […]

Ubuntu 22.04.3 SSH Unable To Disable Password Authentication – Solved

The Problem ( Summary) Disabling ssh password authentication in sshd_config, no longer works. After disabling it you can still log into an Ubuntu server (22.04.3 in my case) using a password. There is a description of my process and a fix below. My Experience I’ve just installed Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. Set up SSH as I […]

Recover A Chrome Device Or Fix Issues

To enter recovery mode on a Chrome Device ( Chromebook, ChromeTablet, Chromebit) there are several options. Offical Devices: Chromebook: Press and hold Esc + Refresh , then press Power . Let go of Power. On some Chromebook models: Press and hold Esc + Maximize , then press Power. Let go of Power. When a message […]

Getting Child and Parent Categories For Custom Post Type (CPT) in WordPress

Jump to: Get CPT Parents   ||   Get CPT Children Summary I use CPTs a lot for WordPress as it can capture field data for a client making it easier to get pages easily laid out with information. One issue with this is working with Taxonomies / Categories becomes difficult as WordPress functions ( like get_categories) […]

Don’t Use Paypal – Increasingly Dysfunctional

I have held a Paypal business account for over 10 years. While the fees and charges have been eye watering at times it has been a place to make payments reasonably safely. This started to change a couple of years back. Recurring payments set up with no explicit warning the payments you are making through […]

Microsoft deceptive sales practices

Microsoft are engaging in deceptive sales practices, blatantly lying about the ability of hardware to run windows 10, in order to promote sales of their Surface hardware. This is illegal in NZ. its at least immoral everywhere else.

Using Open Office Calc Macro To Find Last IP Address Parts

I had a simple problem to solve, I wanted to view lists of spammers and the IP addresses they came from in a pivot table. The problem is they often use multiple addresses in the same block. My pivot table in Open Office showed only one or two uses of each IP address yet there […]

A Guide To Using Xenus Link Sleuth For The First Time – How To

Xenu Link sleuth is an oldie but a goodie for Pc users who want to do basic check s on their site. It is free, simple and effective Here is how to use it for the first time. Step 1 – Download it here: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html Step 2 – Start it (obviously) And click ‘Check URL’ […]


Downloadable Simple SEO Writing Template And Hints

This is a copy of a hints and guided writing template I roughed up in Google docs. Page 1 – SEO Tips To Improve Your SEO Articles Read these tops and hints before starting a new page. Why? It’s good to be reminded of what is important before we write a blog, page or other […]

How To – How do You Write A Human Focused Page Title?

Why Are Page Titles Important? Titles have been a major influence of Google SEO since SEO first began and are an important part of a site’s SEO. Google uses Page URLS Domain Names Titles Meta Descriptions to decide what a page is about and draw keywords and search terms for users to find. It uses […]