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Software Tech Tips

How to change notification sounds per app

There are many articles online explaining how to change the default notification sound, but I found it hard to find one which explains how to do it for individual / specific apps. There are many articles which simply (and unhelpfully) say that the app should have its own settings, so for those that don’t, here’s […]

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Musings Rant

The NatWest Card Reader, part deux (I didn’t change banks)

My last post on the subject (a fraction over 10 years ago!) garnered a lot of comments for what was essentially just a rant, and it turned out to be somewhat unfounded and sensationalistic. I’m still with NatWest, their online banking is still very good and their app is the best, and I’ve rarely had to […]

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Code Hardware Software Tech Web

Going Mac – Part 1

Part of documenting my transition to web dev on Mac is to record what needs to be set up  & configured. Should things ever go awry, this post could be a shortcut to getting back to a work-ready state.   Apps etc installed The following needed to be installed manually. Xcode – via AppStore PHPStorm […]

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Code Hardware Software Tech Web

Going Mac – Part 0

I’ll soon be starting a new job,  still in web development (as I have been for disturbingly more than a decade), though this time it’ll be in-house and for a huge company. I’ve been persuaded to go over to what I’ve long considered the dark side; Apple. I still don’t believe I’ll ever pay for […]

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Code Tech Web

WordPress config snippet for dynamic domains

Quite why this isn’t how WordPress works by default, I’ll probably never know. $domain = ‘http’ . (false ? ‘s’ : ”) . ‘://’ . $_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’]; define( ‘WP_SITEURL’, $domain ); define( ‘WP_HOME’, $domain ); If anything, this snippet is for my own reference. Prevents redirects on development / staging sites without changing the wp-config.php