I’ve added a Telegram Channel today for those who use Telegram Channel. I’m still deciding whether to post headlines only or full posts as I don’t want it too cluttered. But anyone can view it […]
A new page was started at https://gadgeteer.co.za/hamradio about my new hobby from 2019. I’ve added a page at https://gadgeteer.co.za/winlink about Winlink for sending e-mails over radio without the Internet.
I have managed to transfer and restore the original URL https://gadgeteer.co.za across to the new site so all old links should connect fine now. I’m still checking for any minor bugs or issues but everything seems to […]
This is the first time I have ever lost site data in over 10 years. Even when I migrated from WordPress to Drupal I managed to bring all my pages and posts over. The outage […]
Last night was not a good night… just after I had finished putting the last touches to adding Disqus comments (I’m still trying to remember how I restricted them to only certain pages) I made […]
For a number of years, I have been publishing all my posts to my own hosted blog (first WordPress and then I migrated it all to Drupal) as insurance against social networks disappearing (which they […]
Unfortunately an .htaccess file update yesterday evening broke the SSL loading for my address at https://gadgeteer. Whilst fixing this and checking the SSL I noticed three pages (including Home, Open Source Software, and Reading) that […]
On the My Blog page I have added an option to subscribe to a daily e-mail with excerpts of my blog posts for the prior 24 hours. This may be preferable to some followers who don’t want […]
With Opcache enabled on PHP 7.2 the site should now navigate much faster.
I have created a dedicated room on Riot.im at https://chat.librenet.co.za/#/room/#gadgeteerza:librenet.co.za where my blog posts will also be appearing, and anyone can comment or post there. Riot.im is an opensource alternative to Slack, and can also be used for […]
I have set Viewport settings on my site for mobile devices so hope this will improve page scaling and rendering for mobile devices. Note though that images are rendered to fit on the screens, so […]
I’ve created the page at https://gadgeteer.co.za/homeassistant to follow my journey as a newbie in setting up and configuring Home Assistant to work. I’ve got as far as the basic set up and editing of config files. I’m currently exploring […]
I’ve added a new page today that has a useful grouped selection of commands that can be used with a Google Home device (or with Google Assistant app on the phone). It’s list I previously […]
I just added a new page to the site which will deal with home automation devices and projects I’m busy with. It will grow and improve over time as I add more information and upgrade […]
Some downtime today between 14:00 to 15:00 whilst the site was being upgraded. The upgrade is finished and looks like everything is working fine.