James' Blog https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk Web/Email Development and more! Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:56:41 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.14 My Netflix rant and workarounds for the recent blocking of IPv6 tunnels https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/06/12/netflix-starts-blocking-ipv6-tunnels/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/06/12/netflix-starts-blocking-ipv6-tunnels/#comments Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:20:51 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3474 Recently Netflix decided to block IPv6 tunnels, as part of the on-going geo-unblocking agenda. No doubt this is due to pressure from the various media corporations/license holders that have been behind the blocking of proxy and VPN services as of late. This time however, its a little bit of a different situation. IPv6 tunnels are...

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CrashPlan and Filebot, beware of extended metadata/attributes! https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/03/19/crashplan-and-filebot-beware-of-extended-metadata-attributes/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/03/19/crashplan-and-filebot-beware-of-extended-metadata-attributes/#respond Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:58:44 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3428 Recently I decided to rename some of my media collection with Filebot, which is great tool for batch renaming media content. I also use CrashPlan on my main file server that backs up my data to the CrashPlan cloud (CrashPlan Central). An interesting issue occurred recently where CrashPlan started getting stuck in a weird cycle...

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Windows 10 Outlook Mail gets updated with email rendering “improvements” https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/02/07/windows-10-outlook-mail-gets-updated-things-are-still-broken/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/02/07/windows-10-outlook-mail-gets-updated-things-are-still-broken/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:47:52 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3390 Last week the all things Microsoft and Windows news site Windows Central reported an update to the Outlook Mail app which supposedly fixed the way emails were being rendered on Windows 10. Excited (because I’m that kind of nerd), I hammered the check updates button on the Windows Store with my Lumia 950 XL in...

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Dovecot and IMAP issues on Windows 10 Mobile https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/01/14/dovecot-and-imap-on-windows-10-mobile/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2016/01/14/dovecot-and-imap-on-windows-10-mobile/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:45:16 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3368 Lately Outlook Mail on my Lumia 950 XL which runs Windows 10 Mobile has been throwing lots of notifications regarding my personal IMAP mailbox account having out of date settings. This has been occurring sporadically and becoming quite a pain. Sometimes up to 7 or 8 notifications are generated in the Action Centre within short...

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Skype Video app setup error 0xA1080001 on Windows 10 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/12/31/skype-setup-error-0xa1080001-on-windows-10/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/12/31/skype-setup-error-0xa1080001-on-windows-10/#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:00:40 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3358 Ever since the new Skype integration two separate Skype apps in Windows 10 arrived, I’ve never been able to actually the Skype Video Windows 10 app properly. I always get an error when trying to run the Skype Setup option in the Messages app. This error has been happening since I was running Windows 10...

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HTML email in Outlook Mail on Windows 10, a total mess https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/12/11/html-email-in-outlook-mail-on-windows-10/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/12/11/html-email-in-outlook-mail-on-windows-10/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 20:41:09 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3303 Outlook Mail is the new “Universal App” and default email client on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. It shares a somewhat familiar Microsoft Word engine core similar to its desktop predecessors. Earlier on in the year I wrote about the Outlook Mail app when it arrived in preview form via the Windows Insider programme....

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Revealing why emails appear off-centre in Android 4.4 (KitKat) https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/09/19/revealing-why-emails-appear-off-centre-in-android-4-4-kitkat/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/09/19/revealing-why-emails-appear-off-centre-in-android-4-4-kitkat/#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:10:34 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3274 Recently some members of the Litmus Community noticed that email campaigns in Android 4.4 were no longer being centred to the device width. I was slightly puzzled by this as overall Android 4.4 has a pretty decent email experience, but sure enough I started seeing email content being cut off on the right hand side....

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Dell XPS 9530 UEFI BIOS Recovery https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/08/09/dell-xps-9530-uefi-bios-recovery/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/08/09/dell-xps-9530-uefi-bios-recovery/#comments Sun, 09 Aug 2015 22:10:15 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3238 Dell recently released a new BIOS for the XPS 9530, A09. This BIOS is mainly for Windows 10 compatibility, but I always like to keep my system up to date. This time however, things didn’t go so well and the BIOS updater program actually threw an error about 20 seconds in during the erase procedure...

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Storage Spaces and the lack of built-in data balancing functionality https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/08/07/storage-spaces-and-the-lack-of-data-balancing/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/08/07/storage-spaces-and-the-lack-of-data-balancing/#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:54:04 +0000 https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3222 I blogged about changing my home media setup late last year on my HP Microserver N54L after migrating from Windows Home Server 2011 to Server 2012 R2 Essentials and choosing to use the Storage Spaces feature with a parity configuration. One key area that became apparent more recently is the lack of data balancing in...

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Per directory PHP monitoring with New Relic, Apache and DirectAdmin (mod_php) https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/04/13/per-directory-php-monitoring-with-new-relic-apache-directadmin/ https://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/2015/04/13/per-directory-php-monitoring-with-new-relic-apache-directadmin/#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:42:51 +0000 http://blog.jmwhite.co.uk/?p=3159 New Relic is a great service for monitoring servers and website applications. One of the major features is New Relic’s PHP application monitoring and the ability to do per directory PHP monitoring. This is useful for web servers that run PHP but serve multiple PHP applications under different domain names/directories. Being able to create per...

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