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If it Ain’t Got a Date, Read it at your Fate

checking for the date image

Dating blog posts is important, on the whole. Undated articles aren't fully qualified, are frequently out-of-date, and for those of us needing up-to-date information they can be misleading.

You're surfing, maybe researching. You need info. And you happen upon some-site.com with, pretty much, the words you need to read. Looks good.

But. Something sparks your headset and, casting your eye away from the ...

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WordPress Suicide Plugin: Clean a WP Database

Suicide's last-chance-to-cancel screen

How do you clean a WordPress database of unwanted data, while retaining user or other select information?

Strip out the database using phpMyAdmin? Sure. But a lazier option? WordPress Suicide.

Suicide allows you, quicky and easily, to:-

  • delete all blog posts
  • delete categories
  • delete comments
  • delete links
  • delete custom fields
  • delete users
  • delete blog settings

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How to Surf Anonymously & Hide Your PC: Part 5 – Video How to: Set Up a Proxy

proxy server IP address list image

If you want to be anonymous in real life, buy a big coat. Online, and for your PC, it's more complex. Why do it? To shore up your identity, safeguard data, secure eCommerce and give peace of mind.

Better Anonymity with wpCop.com

UPDATE: Feb 2013

This guide is old. The theory is good but the ...

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How to Surf Anonymously & Hide Your PC: Part 4 – Controlling Javascript

authentication keys image

If you want to be anonymous in real life, buy a big coat. Online, and for your PC, it's more complex. Why do it? To shore up your identity, safeguard data, secure eCommerce and give peace of mind.

Better Anonymity with wpCop.com

UPDATE: Feb 2013

This guide is old. The theory is good but the practise is worn.

For ...

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How to Surf Anonymously & Hide Your PC: Part 3 – How to Set Cookies

Examining stored cookies

If you want to be anonymous in real life, buy a big coat. Online, and for your PC, it's more complex. Why do it? To shore up your identity, safeguard data, secure eCommerce and give peace of mind.

Better Anonymity with wpCop.com

UPDATE: Feb 2013

This guide is old. The theory is good but the practise is worn.

For ...

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Review: Obama’s Inauguration Online & the Web 2.0 Generation, a Partisan Party

Obama inauguraton, Tweeted

If you were in any doubt about which demographic tipped the win for Obama, the online coverage of his big day held a pretty hefty clue.

For anyone who was in front of their PC, surfing the news, it was apparently hard to tear away from the live video coverage, complete with scrolling user comments, of the inauguration day celebrations for the new American president.

UPDATE Feb 2013

Looking ...

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How to Surf Anonymously & Hide Your PC: Part 2 – 21 Tips to Surf Safe

Facebook privacy settings image

If you want to be anonymous in real life, buy a big coat. Online, and for your PC, it's more complex. Why do it? To shore up your identity, safeguard data, secure eCommerce and give peace of mind.

Better Anonymity with wpCop.com

UPDATE: Feb 2013

This guide is old. The theory is good but the practise is ...

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How to Surf Anonymously & Hide Your PC: Part 1 – Anonymising Your PC

Anonymous PC image

If you want to be anonymous in real life, buy a big coat. Online, and for your PC, it's more complex. Why do it? To shore up your identity, safeguard data, secure eCommerce and give peace of mind.

Better Anonymity with wpCop.com

UPDATE: Feb 2013

This guide is old. The theory is good but the practise is worn.

For ...

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Enable the Phishing Setting for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome & Safari Browser

using Skype for social engineering screenshot

Phishing is a scam to obtain sensitive data, employing misleading emails and websites. All those spammy emails you get asking you to update your online banking details? Phish.

If you inadvertently click through one of those emails, your properly configured web browser will detect a scam, alert you and report the fraud. Hopefully. The alternative is that you download some ...

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How to Disable Windows XP Services

the Services panel in Windows XP

Microsoft is well-known for bloating it's operating systems with a bunch of, well, crap that noone seems to need. Then there are all those functions that someone needs, only not you!

Called services, these little programs are often set to ‘automatic', running in the background, slowing down your PC. For most of us, even ...

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