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16 MARCH 2019

No more Facebook

For many years I have had a Facebook account to use with my business pages and also using their API’s for some of my own websites and also clients websites to use the Facebook Login system and also other services...

29 JANUARY 2019

Bitcoin sextortion emails and scams

For our web design business Apexweb LTD we have run our own dedicated servers for over twenty years and offered email accounts as part of our website hosting services for our customers. One of the biggest problems with...

31 DECEMBER 2018

2018 Overview

It’s now the end of December 2018 and it has been another busy year for me and Andrew with our businesses and hobbies. Our website design business Apexweb LTD has been running along in the background as we are concentrating...

01 NOVEMBER 2018

Strava Segment to Garmin GPX Course

When out cycling either on my cyclocross bike or mountain bike, I use Strava to record my rides and routes. One useful feature on the Strava website is the heatmap https://www.strava.com/heatmap#11.43/-2.13253/50.66380/hot/ride...

29 JULY 2018

Lower Case URLs and C# Code Updates

Over the past 2 months there has been a heatwave in the United Kingdom and so we haven’t been doing many electronics or new projects due to the high temperatures in the loft workshop. We have been spending time working...

04 APRIL 2018

Twenty Years of being Self Employed

I don't normally write personal posts about myself but with 2018 being the 20th anniversary of starting my own business Apexweb, I thought I would write about the ups and downs of the past twenty years of being self...

22 FEBRUARY 2018

Goodbye Disqus, Hello HTTPS with Lets Encrypt

I have decided to remove the disqus comment system from my blog posts. I have had a few issues with the disqus system including: Post order – oldest posts not always on top. Links to other sites and spam. Long...

12 NOVEMBER 2017

Blog and website upgrades to Bootstrap 4

Over the past few weeks we have been working on some of our own websites to rewrite the code and pages to use Bootstrap which is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS. In the past we have always...

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Google Analytics PageSpeed Insights Error Fix

We test websites using tools such as Google PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix to check the speed of their websites and find any potential issues with the content or other issues. One problem we often find about regarding...

28 AUGUST 2017

Milling Machine Ballscrew End Float Fix

We converted our Axminster SIEG Super X1 micro mill to use ballscrews back in 2010 and every few months of use we have had to adjust the bearings to eliminate any backlash on the X and Y axis drives. The original drive...

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