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How to Add Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) Back to Windows Server 2008 r2

>Doing a disk cleanup on servers isn’t something that you do very often, so when you have a new-ish server that needs a tidy, then normally one of the first things that you would do in Windows is a disk cleanup (cleanmgr.exe). So, when I came to run this today, I had completely forgotten how […]

Looking for My Briefcase in Windows? Microsoft SyncToy is Your Solution!

>Remember the days where you had multiple devices that could sync from one location on Windows? Well, when Windows 7 launched I assumed that something like this would exist as a built in feature. I was wrong. Instead, Microsoft seems to have gotten into the habit of releasing smaller applications as addons for Windows as […]

Correct Silly HTML Mistakes

>For those of you that have read my blog, you will know that I’m a little OCD about website performance – and so should you be. If your website becomes the source of frustration for an end user, more often than not you will lose your viewer and since the choice on the web is […]

Google Page Speed for Chrome and Online

>Another of my favourite performance tools for reducing every millisecond from loading times is Google Page Speed. Although it’s a little fiddly to install (fiddly in the sense that it takes more than 30 seconds), it’s still a brilliant extension to have for Chrome. If you already have Chrome, take a look over at the […]

YSlow now Available for Opera, Chrome in Beta

>For those of you who have read some of my previous posts, you will know that I’m a big fan of the YSlow extension that until now has only been available for Firefox. For those of you who don’t know what YSlow is, it’s basically a small tool that analyses every part of page performance. […]

Beef up your Security with HTTPS Everywhere

>EFF have released HTTPS Everywhere version 1.0 for Firefox as the project has recently come out of the beta testing stage. The question is, why should you use it and what does it give you? Well, in a nutshell it enables you to browse the web securely, even when you don’t realise that you aren’t […]

Speed up Your Website – Top Tips

>Speeding up your site can often be the key to an enjoyable web browsing experience. There is nothing more frustrating than waiting for your page elements to load. This is really one of my pet hates. What can you do about it? The elements that basically slow your pages down are as follows: Http requests […]

Network Level Control Through Your Website (and a Bit More)

>Ok, network level control through your website.  Interested?  Good. Last summer, a project of mine was to build a micro site which runs within the VLE that would give ordinary staff users access to network level functions that would normally be reserved for IT staff. This project would be purpose built for our new student […]

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