I recently started having weird problems with the gear shift in my race simulator. It’s a Fanatec Clubsport SQ 1.5 Shifter, the one with the magnetic “Hall Effect” sensor.
My race simulator; currently running Folding@Home when not in use!
I’m a religiously manual gears kind of person; having actually bought the sim to learn how to drive manual better (by heel / toe on the downshift). It’s really useful for my real-life Mazda MX5 racer. Continue reading “How to repair a Fanatec Clubsport SQ 1.5 Shifter”
How to install Ubuntu: The Ubuntu Installation Guide
Our Guide to Installing Ubuntu Desktop – Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
This guide to installing Ubuntu has everything that you need to know, covering installing from USB or in a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox.
Once your OS is up and running, we’ve also given you a handy list of must-do steps to secure Ubuntu and make sure that everything that you need is ready and installed. We’ve got a step-by-step walkthrough for the whole setup of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS “Bionic Beaver”, and there’s even a terminal command guide to help you start working more efficiently and with a greater scope of control. Continue reading “How To Install Ubuntu”
Working a Linux terminal for the first time can be daunting, but once you’re familiar with the basic commands and command types, you’ll soon become familiar enough to work without a cheat sheet.
Until that day, here’s a look at all of the basic Ubuntu Linux commands that you need to know. Continue reading “A Quick Ubuntu Terminal Commands Cheatsheet”
I’ve had a few sites that I’ve recently migrated to new hosting at Kinsta (see my reasoning for Kinsta and other platforms here.
I have absolutely no complaints about WPengine, *but* when you do migrate away from their platform they seem to leave a bit of junk in your
mu-plugins directory. Continue reading “How to remove the WPengine plugins from your WordPress Migration”
Who offers fast WordPress hosting packages from a speed point of view?
I’ve been around the block more than a few times on WordPress builds, with a blog that turned into several iterations of what is now a very well known UK agency brand, a Woocommerce based Motorsport retailer, and of course this site which is on Automattic’s hosted WordPress. The common element in each of my projects success – the speed and security of the hosting provider. Continue reading “Fastest UK WordPress Hosting: What are the best UK WP hosts?”
A few weeks ago I bought a 16gb Sandisk Micro USB drive, awesome for doing large installations from USB and carrying around heavy duty files. Though I found the drive itself to be excellent, I didn’t have any use for the installed “U3 Launchpad” application. Continue reading “How to Remove the Sandisk U3 Launchpad”
How to fix a blank iPhone screen, hopefully without a trip to the Apple store.
I had my first iPhone “fault” today – at least I thought it was a fault. A blank, black powerless screen with no sign of life. Some people report a white screen (it’s actually the same thing). Quite frightening, particularly if you don’t know what to do. Continue reading “iPhone Display Blank Screen”
Please note – this is now a very old article currently in the process of being updated. Check out our guide to installing Ubuntu, which covers installing the OS in a Virtual Machine here. Continue reading “How to install Virtualbox”