I was curious about what exactly is stored in the NHS COVID-19 domestic pass QR code. The NHS states their verifier app does not store or transmit any personal data during the process, so let’s put this to the test! …


Virgin Media have historically not been in a rush to deploy IPv6. More recently I created this little website as a bit of a fun, because the IPv6 story with Virgin Media is long and complicated. However something interesting was discovered recently by Luke Granger-Brown (@lukegb) on Twitter. …


The APC BE850G2-UK UPS

With more and more electronic devices present in the home you might be considering having a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to protect them from sudden power loss. Even when you have a reliable supply of power, there is always the chance of “brownouts” or momentary power loss where the voltage…


Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile might be dead, but there’s a few interesting projects happening for the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL which you can experiment with to turn that big paperweight into something you can tinker with and possibly have some use out of again, if anything for a bit of…


Recently the local Sainsbury’s in my area has now required users of the SmartShop mobile app to scan a QR code, even if they already have the app. This was not originally a requirement. I was intrigued as to why this had changed and forced you to scan a QR…


Pixel and Tonic have recently released Nitro 2, a tailored development environment for Craft CMS. Previously version 1 was based off Multipass. Nitro 2 however is big shift being based on Docker. More importantly for me, thanks to Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2), there is a smoother Windows environment…


The Virgin Media Hub3, probably the most infamous ISP provided router ever.

TR-069 is a common protocol used by a variety of Internet Service Providers and network device manufactures for remote administration of network equipment such as switches and routers, so firmware or configuration updates can be pushed on a large scale basis. …


I recently decided that I would get a second fixed broadband line in addition to my existing broadband connection, given my increased working from home pattern per recent world events. Shopping around I found Vodafone Business Broadband a cheap and decent enough package. I decided to go with their Superfast…


When your main ISP falls short, time to tunnel your way out of trouble!

I recently decided to test out the L2TP relay service from Andrews & Arnold. I have never had broadband services with them, but had read and heard great things. They offer a L2TP relay service, where…


Water, water everywhere!

My Dell XPS 9530 was recently the victim of an unfortunate incident involving a mug of water. The outcome, a not very happy and bleepy (beep codes) Dell laptop. While I’ve opened a lot of electronics in my time, I hadn’t up until this point ever needed to do it…

James White

I'm a web developer, but also like writing about technical networking and security related topics, because I'm a massive nerd!

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