Tuesday, 24 November 2020

'10 Reasons' Why Web Page Sliders Suck

Almost eight years on, I've finally decided to stop being one of the herd. Thinking they were always a stupid idea, I've finally wrapped up in classic '10 reasons' style why web page sliders suck.

Monday, 23 November 2020

Essential Short Guides Available Online Now

Essential Short Guides Available Now Online

You can find our at Essential Short Guides available online nowAmazon, Kobo and Apple Books as well as the Proactivity Press online shop

The first three titles in the series are released this week:

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Some Day My PRINCE Will Get Sign-Off

I'm working on a book on project management. I'm certifiable certified! One of the case studies concerns a client that lost itself in the mire of the very project management method  that was supposed to guarantee delivery. Hence, someday my PRINCE will get sign-off.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Say Hello to Ubuntu 20.10 ‘Groovy Gorilla’

Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla desktop

The upgrade to Ubuntu 20.10 couldn’t come soon enough. Say hello to the ‘Groovy Gorilla’. Terrible release name.

Having broken my less-than-stable install of Ubuntu 20.04 over the Summer, the October release of 20.10 was very welcome. And surprisingly stable.

Saturday, 7 November 2020

How to add a new mime type to WordPress

Setting up the webstore in WooCommerce, I tried to upload the epub files to the product pages and it presented me with an old familiar error for which there is no simple Wordpress setting:

Monday, 26 October 2020

Goodbye Chromium, Hello Brave

Goodbye Chromium, hello Brave
After the admirably planned but terribly executed move from Deb packages to Snaps, Canonical has now broken faith yet again with the user base by installing a snap version of Chromium by the back door. It's time to say goodbye Chromium, hello Brave.

Friday, 23 October 2020

Facebook's Ring-fence Breaks More of the Internet

Facebook's Latest Ring-fence Breaks More of the Internet
Facebook wants to BE the Internet to as many people as possible; and in order to prevent any of its content (Facebook's content, not yours!), Facebook's latest ring-fence will break more of the Internet.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Using the Sigil EPUB editor

Using the Sigil epub editor
Producing digital books formatted for reading on electronic devices should be simple. But achieving the strict standards laid out for EPUB files can be difficult. Here's our initial experience using the Sigil EPUB editor.