Author Archives : Thomas Coward

Secure Your WordPress Site

There are millions of WordPress sites online currently. This makes it a big target for hackers, as an exploit can mean a large amount of sites can be attacked. Now I’m no security expert and by no means is this everything you should do, but I think I have the basics down and these are my […]

10 Reasons You Need 10 Reasons

1. You’re bored Yeah, you are probably really bored. What else is there to do all day? 2. Titles So Dramatic It’ll Make You Explode!!! No, not really. You’ll probably find it mildly interesting and look for less that a few seconds. *Boom* I think I just exploded. [adinserter block=”2″]

Waterproof Tech is Cool

Recently I have got two new pieces of water proof tech an S5 and a 1TB Silicon Power A80. I’ll post some photo samples and maybe a review on what I like and dislike about the Galaxy S5 sometime, I have to say I love this AMOLED screen. Both have the same water proof rating […]

Tomato Shibby Build Testing

Today I was sorting through my cupboard as I really needed a late spring clean, when I stumbled upon an old Belkin Play Max router. I remember I bricked this router a couple of years ago and never bothered trying to fix it.

A Site For My Dog, Mr Blue

Some people might find it weird, some cool but I love my dog and I wanted to dedicate a site to him. I also wanted to try out OpenLiteSpeed so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to test it out. Speedtest:!/W4kUr/ This is also using CloudFlare to cache so isn’t really a test […]

Recovering databases from .frm & ibdata1 files

Recently one of my VPS servers crashed, became unresponsive & needed to be reinstalled. The only backup of the database was one that I had from a few weeks ago, so that wasn’t of any use to me.  These instructions are made for Debian so may differ slightly depending on your distribution. I asked my […]

Minesweeper in Java

This is my Minesweeper coursework that I made for a course called Further Programming in the first year. Here is the Github: I learnt about GUI creation and MCV design in implementing this project. Zip file download (complied): MineSweeper