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Coding an HTML button that works on mobile and desktop ( touch and mouse)

Summary This howto demonstrates one method for getting a button to work on both mobile and desktop ( touch and mouse click) without using jQuery. it uses vanilla JavaScript and should work on most platforms. The Problem While coding a site I wanted a button to fire an event that hid some items on the […]

Convert MailDir Emails To Eml or Mbox Format

The Problem: I have a client who is trying to find emails that have gone missing. The mail server they have their emails on stores emails in an MailDir Email format, the format commonly used by Amivs / Postfix. My first thought was “How can I full text index MailDir emails”. Other than install new […]

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 […]

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 […]