Tech Tip: Google Chrome Download Error – Insufficient Permissions

clive Tech Tip, Web

If Google Chrome is failing to download any files, giving an insufficient permissions error, there’s a simple fix. The error is just what it says; for whatever reason, it can’t write to the download directory. Go to Settings (use the odd three horizontal lines icon on the top right to bring up a menu and click Settings). At the bottom of the …

How secure is your password?

clive Web

Here’s an interesting article – the list of the 25 most common passwords. But there’s a bigger lesson here. There have been multiple leaks from sites that haven’t encrypted their user’s passwords. And password files with 6.5 million passwords were uploaded to hackers sites in June, which can be used for dictionary attacks on user accounts. So the question isn’t …

Adventures in WordPress

clive Development, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Web

I’ve been doing a few custom tweaks for the Stony Means Business website with Andrew from Meticulous Design this week; Andrew is the graphic guru behind the site’s look and feel, and I’ve been getting the online event registration module working properly. We’ve used the WordPress Event Registration plug in which I’ve modified slightly to make it work as we …

Tech Tip: Setting up WCF Services in VB.Net

clive All, ASP.Net, Development, Microsoft, Tech Tip, VB.Net, WCF, Web

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s latest generation webservice publishing technology. It’s also really badly documented; I’ve yet to find an example which says exactly what you need to do to create a WCF enabled service; plenty of examples that tell most of the story, but always missing a vital part of the jigsaw. Here’s what you need to know (Visual Studio …

Garish Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

andrew Development, Uncategorized, Web, Website

I was at a particularly interesting talk yesterday at http://www.stonymeansbusiness.co.uk where Tracy Spence of WSI Internet Marketing talked about the latest thoughts and trends in using social media to grow your business. A blog, such as this, is a good start, but it starts to become powerful once we give readers the ability to easily share information they find useful to their …