Office 365 Exchange Online Plan 1 is great for hosting email on your personal domain. At £36 a year, aka £3 per month you get an enterprise grade Exchange inbox.

However if you have setup your domain in the Microsoft 365 admin center, then try to change the primary email address on your Microsoft Account to an email address hosted with Office 365 Exchange, you are greeted with the following error: “You can’t add a work or school email address as an alias to a personal Microsoft account. Please try another.”

So basically if your paying Microsoft to host email for your personal domain, you then can’t associate your Microsoft account with any email address on that domain, or can you?

Years ago when looking at choosing a domain for my personal email and blog, I looked at various different domain options. In the end I settled on as it was available. Another perceived benefit was .eu was shorter to type than .com or (not that my name was available for either TDL’s).

I had little desire to purchase a vanity domain such as .blog for example, many of these are controlled by companies, which might not exist in the future, or significantly increase their prices at a later date. As you might have noticed many of these vanity domains get very expensive after the first year.

So you are hosting a Wordpress Blog running on IIS (Internet Information Services) which is behind CloudFlare CDN (Content Distribution Network) and you want to enable CloudFlare’s free Flexible SSL so your Wordpress Blog can be accessed over https. You have tried to set this up, however have ended up with an annoying a redirect loop leaving your Wordpress Blog inaccessible, here is how to fix that redirect loop. CloudFlare Flexible SSL Setup for Wordpress Running On IIS: Log in to CloudFlare and find your domain Click the settings cog next to it and select “Cloudflare Settings” Scroll down to SSL and enable Flexible SSL Next in your Wordpress Admin Panel: Go to Settings Change your blogs URL’s from http:// to https:// You will have now forced Wordpress to use https:// however you will find you now have the infamous redirect loop error. Fix Wordpress / CloudFlare Flexible SSL Redirect Loops: Open your wp-settings.php file and find the line which says require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-settings.php’) Before this line add the following code: // Force Admin Login To SSL define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true); // CloudFlare SSL Fix if (isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO’]) && $_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO’] == ‘https’) { $_SERVER[‘HTTPS’]=’on’; } else { $_SERVER[‘HTTPS’] = false; } define(‘WP_SITE_URI’, ($_SERVER[“HTTPS”]?”https://”:”http://”).$_SERVER[“HTTP_HOST”]); define(‘WP_SITEURI’, ($_SERVER[“HTTPS”]?”https://”:”http://”).$_SERVER[“HTTP_HOST”]); define(“WP_CONTENT_URL”, WP_SITE_URI . “/wp-content”); define(“WP_CONTENT_URL”, WP_SITE_URI…

The Problem with adverts on Google search results I’m someone who uses Google Adsense on a website I own, the adverts cover the server and software costs of running the website, leaving me a bit of extra cash for myself, which i usually spend on things to create more content / reviews for the website i have. With that in mind i generally don’t mind seeing the odd advert here and there, as long as the website is not covered with them. However on to what this blog post is about… What i do think is really concerning is that if you Google some free software, for example Adobe Reader, the advert above the first result always appears to be an advert for a malicious download of that application. When installed this malicious download will install loads of ad-ware, spyware  and other malicious software you really don’t want on your computer. Below is a screenshot of the search results on Google UK when “adobe reader” has been searched for. If you look at the URL for that advert below its clearly not an official link from Adobe. However companies appear to be using Google Adwords to trick people in to downloading their…

The TP-Link TG-3468 is a cheap PCI Express (1x) gigabit network card currently retailing for £5.98 on Amazon UK, the question i was wondering when purchasing the TP-Link TG-3468 was is this network card actually any good? The TP-Link TG-3468 appeared to get generally positive reviews on Amazon, however some of them did contradict each other. To cut a long story short it works fantastic on Windows 8.1 x64, however read on if your wanting to know a little more. Installing the TP-Link TG-3468 Network Adapter Really its quite hard to say anything here other than it just works, i placed the TP-Link TG-3468 in a spare PCI express slot, power on my PC and that was that. Windows 8.1 booted and i had a network connection as soon as Windows had booted to the desktop. I didn’t have to even download any drivers. Windows 8.1 recognised the TP-Link TG-3468 as a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and installed a driver from the 10/05/2013.   Drivers on a CD included with the TP-Link TG-3468 support Windows XP, Vista (32bit and 64bit editions), Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit editions), however any Windows OS after XP will simply have drivers or download them from Windows Update. So needless to…