How to repair a Fanatec Clubsport SQ 1.5 Shifter

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

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

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”

How to remove the WPengine plugins from your WordPress Migration

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 wp-content and mu-plugins directory. Continue reading “How to remove the WPengine plugins from your WordPress Migration”

Fastest UK WordPress Hosting: What are the best UK WP hosts?

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?”