My 6.3" phone was less than half the price of the Mega and I'm delighted with it (see review). This list of Chinese manufactured large screen 6.3 to 6.5 inch smartphones includes specifications, links to the few independent reviews, plus links to a choice of suppliers. Read More
Many websites selling China sourced goods have a bad reputation. This article includes a list of web stores I'd be prepared to use, and explains why. It also provides tips on how you can identify suspect sites. I produced the shortlist when searching for a cheap alternative to the Galaxy Mega & Sony Z Ultra. Read More
Do you use Maxmind's free code and database file(s) for Geoip? Is updating your site with the latest data file one of those tasks you never have time to do? Here’s a “sit back and forget it” PHP script with error detection, recovery, and email notification to automate the process! You can even use it to get and uncompress gzip files from other remote sites. Read More
Do you have scheduled jobs run via Cron that you want to prevent being run via browsers and other user agents? Well, here are two single line statements to do just that. One, for scripts "requested" by directory path; and another for scripts requested by URL. Read More
If you are unable to access your WordPress dashboard because the login page is blocked, it could be because your host’s server security has detected a brute force attack. This article shows how to make a few simple changes which allow you to continue logging in whilst keeping your server's brute force countermeasures. Read More
There are occasions when you may want your pages to be "refreshed" from the server rather than browser cache. This is simple to achieve for most browsers except Opera.
Can't find a solution that works for Opera on any of the developer forums?