• 3 reasons to switch to 1.1.1.1 DNS

    Earlier this year CloudFlare announced a new free public DNS service – 1.1.1.1 DNS is at the heart of the internet – it’s the phone book of the internet, making the connection between the names we use to access websites and the IP addresses servers use. Normally people would use […]
  • 5 ways swim lane workflow diagrams fail

    Swim lane diagrams are a visual way of documenting business processes. They’re particularly good at distinguishing tasks between people – using either horizontal or vertical grids. However, there are limitations to consider before diving into the deep end of a swim lane. 1. Unable to share tasks Swim lane diagrams […]
  • Blocked folder names in Windows 10

    If you try to create a folder in Windows 10 called “con” you will get a surprise – it’s not allowed. Instead you get an error which reads The specified device name is invalid. What device and why? This happens because “con” is a reserved system term in the Windows […]
  • How to secure your LastPass account and passwords

    I’m a big fan of the password manager LastPass – I use it to store, organise and audit the majority of my passwords. It is however a massive security vulnerability. It’s a treasure trove of passwords which normally you wouldn’t even think of sharing with someone – but instead they’re […]