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« on: March 20, 2017, 09:24:05 am »
Ah, just twigged, you're expecting a drop-down with valid names .. that bit isn't working, will look into it ...
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:22:32 am »
Working for me, so long as you enter a valid user name. "mark" will not work as this isn't a valid name .. if you use "madpenguin" it works, or "email@example.com
" it works .. I think your username is "mark greaves (pcnetspec)", not tried it, but I suspect this will work too ...
« on: March 10, 2017, 03:22:58 pm »
« on: March 09, 2017, 03:36:53 pm »
Erm, it's an alternative to Google analytics, the difference being you see the analytics in real-time, rather than as a historical view ...
« on: March 04, 2017, 05:33:18 pm »
Ok, had an initial issue with the changes interfering with posts so I partially backed out of one section, but I've fixed that now (or I have if you're reading this
.. also fixed a couple of minor issues left over from the http->https upgrade a couple of weeks ago, and a theme/css issue from the last SMF upgrade. (still tweaking)
« on: March 04, 2017, 05:28:05 pm »
Just made another ... (edit here) ...
« on: March 04, 2017, 04:30:07 pm »
Hi, I'm making a few changes to the site - if anyone sees any problems, please let me know ....
« on: February 01, 2017, 10:04:26 pm »
Ok, gottit, many thanks!
« on: February 01, 2017, 04:45:10 pm »
Hi, if anyone has a little time tonight, I'm trying to put together a screenshot of some new software I'm writing but I need a few people from different geographical locations to browse a website to get a decent picture. So, if anyone is able to bring up "https://linux.co.uk
" in a browser and leave it open in a tab over 10pm, I would be very grateful.
it's a "real time" Analytics plugin for wordpress so you can see who's on a given site at any given point in time, which page they're on and which pages they've visited.
Essentially I'm after a "better populated" version of this;
With rolling daily totals;
« on: November 03, 2016, 02:53:29 pm »
Ok, I'm going to stick my neck out and assume that the installation is *not* older than the hard drive. Which means the hard drive is more than likely 8 years old .. given the average lifespan of a hard drive is around 3 years, you're more than a standard deviation or two into borrowed time.
That aside, the symptoms you describe sound a little like a failing hard drive.
I would recommend booting from a live distro, then running "badblocks" on the drive to see how many errors it has.
- make sure when you run badblocks you choose the "read" i.e. non-destructive option.
(the chances of it being "another" hardware issue, i.e. motherboard etc, are pretty slim)
« on: May 14, 2016, 12:09:11 pm »
If top is showing zero cpu usage, what does "load average" say?
- if this isn't low, it sounds like something crashed in the kernel, in which case you'll need a reboot ..
« on: March 22, 2016, 10:40:16 am »
Absolutely, however if you want a "good" machine to work on, unless you pay out 4 figures - a laptop doesn't really cut it .. which puts them a long way from being cost-effective. The machine under my desk is a similar spec to these, but it's six years old and runs with a 27" monitor, and cost around £500 .. and as a developer it's so quick, I'm not even thinking about replacing it .. my Sony laptop on the other hand (which cost more), well, it's good for playing Blue-Ray disks .. but only because it's the only machine I have that's new enough to come with a Blue-ray player ...
« on: March 20, 2016, 04:40:28 pm »
Hi, just in case anyone is interested .. I've been offered some (brand new / with warranty) Linux Workstations with the following specification;
£300 + Delivery + VAT, 1 year warranty etc ..
- Case (as shown)
- CPU AMD FX4300, Quad Core, 3.8GHz (this is pretty quick)
- 600W PSU
- 24x DVD ReWriter
- 8G Ram (2x4G)
- Arctic 7 CPU Cooler
- GeForce GT710, 192 Core, 2560x1600 (digital)
- Segate Pipeline 320 HDD
- Ubuntu Desktop pre-installed
- (no mouse/keyboard/screen)
I need a few orders to get this price, so if anyone's interested, please let me know.
« on: February 28, 2016, 01:27:30 pm »
You might be better off looking at commercial stuff .. HMRC options are always fairy .. 'basic'.
I use this; https://www.kashflow.com/payroll/
Reliable and as cheap as chips.