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Welcome to my blog. This is mainly about IT, information management and Cyber Security with occasional forays into general technology, science and maybe even politics and beliefs.

You may find quite a few errors and formatting issues right now. That’s because I’ve just moved from a self-hosted WordPress blog to a cloud hosted Hugo blog. I’m still sorting out the finer details. Please use the contact form if you spot anything.

There are 272 pages currently on this site. 230 blog posts, 36 knowledgebase pages, 5 about pages and 1 project pages.

Latest posts and knowledgebase articles

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📖 Posts | 📎 Software, Windows | 🔖 exif, iptc, win7, xmp

Windows 7 supports IPTC in JPEG Picture Files! (Not quite – Adobe XMP actually)

Update 2018-04-22: Reformatted after move from WordPress to Hugo. Wow! I’ve just discovered by accident that Windows 7 beta supports a few IPTC XMP attributes in picture files. At last, Microsoft supporting standards! Above is a screen shot from the properties of a test picture. The Description and Origin sections seem to be standard IPTC fields and I checked them out using iTag. In iTag the Title attribute comes out as both the Title and the Description.

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📖 Posts | 📎 Windows | 🔖 batch, configuration, scripting, vista, win7

How-to show a Message of the Day (MOTD) at the Windows Command Prompt

One of the features available under UNIX is the Message of the Day (MOTD). This is run every time you start a command prompt and displays the content of a file. In addition, the UNIX shells allow all sorts of stuff to be run and configured every time you start a new prompt using the .profile and .bashrc command files. Windows users don’t generally expect that kind of flexibility from their command prompts.


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging | 🔖 hugo, hosting

Migrated from WordPress to Hugo and Netlify

The migration from WordPress is now completed. This blog and the new Knowledgebase are generated using Hugo and hosted with Netlify.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, markdown, kramdown

How to create a page toc

If you want to generate a table of contents list (toc) for a markdown file, you can use the native Kramdown feature.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, disqus

Add Disqus to Jekyll pages

Example code to add to every page as a footer to enable the Disqus comments service.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Variable Filters

A comprehensive list of filters available to modify/format Jekyll variables.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Tags

This is a list of `tags` that can be used in Jekyll.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll and Liquid reference information

Some reference sites and links for Jekyll and Liquid.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of pages in a given folder

The following code automatically generates a list of pages that exist in a given folder.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of collection documents

The following code automatically generates a list of collection documents. It assumes that the collection uses `output: true` and optionally includes a collection title and description defined in the `_config.yml` configuration file.