You most likely ended here because you were frustrated by your Internet Service Provider, Telkom in South Africa. Waking up to find many of your connection ports but blocked as well as other protocols (UDP, TCP, SSH and an FTP that initiates but gets a time out) is not fun.

Furthermore, having Google asks every now and then if you are a robot can also quickly become annoying.

Luckily, there is a workaround and it’s very simple, simply follow the steps below:

  1. The first step is to log in to your Telkom Router: http://192.168.8.1

The Porsche 911 is without a doubt one of the most iconic high-performance rear-engined sports cars. Introduced in September 1964 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, the 911 has grown to win the hearts of many sports car enthusiasts all over the globe.

The 911 is currently in its eighth generation, called the 992, which replaces the 991 generation. Some individuals find it very difficult to differentiate between the various 911 models.

A very close friend of mine says he can only differentiate the 911 Targa from the rest of the Porsche 911 range. …


FileZilla
FileZilla

I have had this issue a few times, especially after switching monitors and fiddling around with the display.

This solutions serves as my reference and also hopefully as a reference for anyone else struggling to find a solution online.

How to resolve the issue:

  • Hold “Alt” + “Space”
  • Choose move from the popup menu
  • And then use your mouse cursor to move the window
  • Close FileZilla and reopen it. It will now open in the last position it was saved.

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I have been seeing a growing trend from most recruiters posting jobs on well-known job sites such as LinkedIn, Pnet, etc. It’s all well and nice to have your “own” website or application where candidates’ harvested data lives, however, the honest truth is that signing up to any website is a very huge commitment to most candidates.

Recruitment websites ask for way more personal information that most people are willing to give out on their first dates – so, this is definitely a big problem. …


I have been struggling with using the internet install for a few days due to my current unreliable ISP (internet service provider), rain — SA’s mobile data-only network | Fast, affordable internet. There is nothing reliable and fast about their service/s.

The installation kept timing out due to the connectivity issues, so I eventually decided to down the installation image and create a bootable UBS drive to use for the installation. Downloading the images/dmg was not an easy task, at least in my experience. I couldn’t find the images/dmg anywhere in the AppStore (I only found updates and not the…


If you are one of the unfortunate users who don’t have fibre broadband or can’t afford fibre and are stuck with the next best thing, Telkom LTE, you’re possibly struggling with slow connectivity speeds at the moment due to some cable or whatever Telkom is feeding you. I don’t know.

What I know is there is a workaround the slow connectivity, you simply need to follow the following simple steps:

Get your router IP address

The default IP address usually is 192.168.8.1, 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.0.1
If none of the above IP addresses work, quickly follow these four steps to get your IP address:

  1. Go to…

I grew up in South Africa and I had my first cellphone at the age of thirteen. It was a handed down Philips Diga cellphone from my mother. Although it was expensive to have a cellphone then, I was happy to finally be connected. You were charged to keep your cellphone connected and prepaid vouchers didn’t last much longer.

The cellphone was network locked to Vodacom, so by default I had to adopt the network. They had better coverage then and they have always had the money to go big in advertising. I used Vodacom throughout high school, tertiary and…


Not every developer can afford a well-specced machine. I personally am still using a 13" 2016 MacBook Air with only 128GB of storage. I dive into projects that use Node every now and then and sometimes I find myself needing a bit of extra space to work on new projects.

If you work on multiple projects, node modules can quickly take up the available space on your machine. A 128GB is not a lot of space and you will soon have to clean up your machine. Here is how:

find . -name "node_modules" -exec rm -rf '{}' +

You can always re-install the modules again if you ever have to work on the project again in the future by simply running:

npm install

I recently switched from PHP Storm to Visual Studio after a friend convinced me that if offered the same value at little or close no nothing value or cost. Everything was going well until a few days ago after I ran an update.

I wanted to make updates to a quick WordPress plugin and upon opening Visual Studio I was presented with the following error:

DEBUG Checking PHPLS_ALLOW_XDEBUG
DEBUG The xdebug extension is not loaded

[Info — 10:42:37 AM] 760 files total [Info — 10:42:37 AM] Indexing project for definitions and static references Parsing file:///Users/Archie22is/Work/that-company/that-company.com/wp-config.php Parsing file:///Users/Archie22is/Work/that-company/that-company.com/plugins/js_composer/index.php Parsing file:///Users/Archie22is/Work/that-company/that-company.com/plugins/js_composer/config/buttons/shortcode-vc-btn.php Parsing…

There are a few ways you can do that, but I usually use the following ways:

Google

In your browser, simply type “what is my IP”

Command-line using “wget”

*you need to have wget installed — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wget

$ wget http://ipinfo.io/ip -qO -

Command-line using cURL

$ curl http://icanhazip.com

Archie Makuwa

Code, music, craft beer and traveling to remote areas are the only real languages I speak.

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