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A while ago, I wrote about me moving away from Google, and starting to use other services. Mainly Zimbra. I've finally finished the first "how to" article on setting it all up. Hope you guys enjoy.
A lot of people are concerned abour their privacy, and rightly so. I'm going to show you how to setup your own Zimbra mail server. Bye bye Gmail!
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A few weeks ago, my granddad sadly passed away (not looking for sympathy here, just giving you guys some background). This video was shot the morning after he passed.

My bike isn't just a form a transport, and although it's great being part of the biker community; that's not all there is too it either. Riding a bike can mean so many things. On this day, it was my therapy.

After 6 hours, and 300 miles around North & mid Wales, I felt a lot better. My granddad was also a biker, so I know he would have done the same thing.

I hope you enjoy the video, if you're looking for rev bombs, knee down, and fast rides - you should probably sit this one out.
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Great to get off the beaten track and a nice tribute to your granddad Kev.
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So if any of you guys want something to do whilst on your bike this season (not that any of us need an excuse to get out on our bikes), why not give the MBC Challenge a try?

I could write a big long post on what's involved, but you can get all the info you need from the link below. If you're interested, please feel free to sign up. #WoMoCo   #MoCo  
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So I bought a new bike. Went for something a little more "grown up". Although, it can be a right hoon when it wants to be! Bye bye Shiver, hello Tiger. #NewBike  
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Hey looks just like mine! Well, except it doesn't have a huge bulbous green gas tank.... ;)  Huge congrats!
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APPLE ARE HORRIBLE MONEY GRABBING TWATS!!!!

I'm working with an app developer to get an app into the App Store and Google Play for one of my web sites. I go to set up an Apple Developer account, only to find that I have to pay $99 a year for the pleasure of having my app in the app store!

Not only that, iWank users can't install apps from external sources. I'm not an iMong, so I didn't know this before. Talk about a walled garden - Apple literally try to squeeze every last penny out of it's oh so loyal followers. iSheep are fucking idiots!

Unfortunately though, I have to be an iSheep as well, if I want my app in the App Store.

When it comes to Google, they're not much better. However that's just a one off $25 fee. Honestly, like these companies aren't making enough from us consumers!

I almost don't want to release the iOS app now. But I would be letting a lot of my users down if I don't. Apple, you're all cunts.

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Breathe, Kev. 
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So much for freedom and openness from +Mozilla Firefox​. Such a shame. I'm interested to hear what Firefoxers like +Benjamin Kerensa​ have to say about this...
Mozilla has announced that its Firefox browser is heading towards signed browser extensions only. Even if you publish your extensions "off market," you'll have to get Mozilla to sign them first.
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Thanks for the clarification, +Benjamin Kerensa​​
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People are always asking me why I ride. I get "they're so dangerous..blah blah blah." So I thought I'd write a post on my blog as to why I ride. Interested on your thoughts as to why you ride, guys...
Why I ride a motorcycle? This is a really hard question to answer, unless you have actually been out yourself and ridden a motorcycle. But I'll try my best.
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Great story. I agree with your reasons to ride. I'm just a passenger with my husband but I enjoy it. We get asked that question a lot especially after we had our accident. But we enjoy it, so we ride
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Been doing some re-designing on my personal website. The old "Retro" styled site was cool, but it was starting to get a little outdated. New site is very clean, and modern. What do you lot think?
Kev Quirk is an IT & Cyber Security specialist from the North West of England.
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Looks good.
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Soooo, I got my "Inbox" invite. Yeah, it's shite.
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You will get used to it +Kev Quirk​. It took me a little while, but as i said before i like it now. One of the things i miss is to edit the categories so i can change some of them to go straight into junkmail instead of as it is now.
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So day one of my new job as a Security Incident Analyst, and I got into a bit of a bit of a debate with my new boss...

We were talking about Android and iOS, and he said that he would never use Android, or any open source software (OSS) because it's inherently insecure.

I asked him to elaborate, and he said that "anyone can access the source code, so anyone can see how it works and easily hack it".

To which I responded with, "yes, but isn't that a good thing? Many developers can find issues and quickly patch them. However, is iOS, you've never seen the source code, so how do you know there isn't a deliberate back door?"

He simply said, "there might me, but I seriously doubt it."

So according to him, OSS is insecure, simply because we can see/change the source code. What do you guys think? Personally, I can see pro's and con's on both sides of the fence. 
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+Jake Weisz​ from a company that literally owns the patent to manipulate and silently record your data, you can not believe that it is turned off, merely hidden.
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All these hoops that manufacturers are starting to make us jump through is really starting to piss me off. Just put the bloody thing on sale! It's the same story with the One+ devices.

Invites, flash sales, why not just release your devices to the general public? Even Apple don't do this shit.
 
We’re live! The Ubuntu phone sale has begun with a limited number available to buy today till 6pm on our bq partner site. Plus you’ll receive a free Ubuntu edition case for this sale only #ubuntuphone

Link to buy >> http://www.bq.com/gb/ubuntu.html
Dual SIM smartphone fully unlocked. With 4.5” IPS HD screen, GPS, Bluetooth and 8 MP rear camera.
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+Kev Quirk that's a shame. I really like the idea of having one device. Damn... ;)
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Lover of all things geeky & creator of Motorbike Community
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I am the creator of Motorbike Community, an online community site that brings bikers from all over the world, together.

I can usually be found hanging around here talking all matters of geekery with my fellow geeks.

When I'm not geeking it up in my personal time, I can be found geeking it up in the office. I'm an Enterprise Security Engineer for Hewlett Packard - firewall & networking geek to a 'normal' person.

Aside from geeking I also have a fascination with body art (tattoos) and I love nothing more than to chill out with a nice cold beer and my guitar.

How many times did I use the word geek in this intro!
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Ex-soldier that has served in both Iraq & Afghanistan. I was serving in Iraq when Saddam was caught, so that's one to tell the grandkids.
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Nerd & web designer.
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Web design, CSS, HTML5, Firewalls, networking, email technologies, server admin, windows, Linux, and all manor of geekness.
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    Security Incident Analyst, present