Category «Personal»

Personal articles.

Understanding digital infrastructure in a digital age

If you ask the average business owner whether they have internet access, they are very likely to answer ‘yes’.  If you ask them if they have broadband, most, but not all will continue to answer confidentially in the affirmative.  If you ask them if they have ‘superfast broadband’ a look of confusion slowly spreads across …

Carmageddon: Reincarnation

OK, call me nostalgic, but I loved this game back in the day, so I decided to become a kickstarter backer, I really hope this sees the light of day, only a little more money to raise!

Assembly versioning

Ever since the release of .NET 1.1, there has existed an AssemblyVersionAttribute.  This attribute determines the version number boiled into all .NET assemblies that is (supposed to) indicate something about when the assembly was built. Whenever you create a new C# project in Visual Studio, it helpfully creates an “AssemblyInfo.cs” file (found in the project’s …

Real-time site monitoring

CloudFlare has saved my neck, repeatedly.  As regular readers no I have been migrating my domains to a new host, for all the advantages of using a big name like GoDaddy.com, there are an equal number of disadvantages.  However, using CloudFlare has meant that I can use their nameservers, which has allowed me to work …

There may be trouble ahead

An unhappy network administrator.

OK I’m not going to lie to you, there’s no way to sugar coat this… I despise the Domain Registration system. Can’t help myself. I’ve owned thargy.com and unclecraig.com for well over 10 years and every year I go through the same renewal hell of trying to figure out who owns what – requesting transfers …

Welcome

Hi everyone and welcome to the new thargy.com (and unclecraig.com). My old website was left untouched for 7 years and times have changed – as have I. For a start I’m posting this on my iPhone, which wasn’t even around when I stopped editing this site in earnest (around 2004). Most importantly I really want …