Alternatives to “BigTech” services

Over the last week, some the major social media sites and services have banned the outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump due to incitement of violence and hate speech.

With people deciding to leave Twitter, Facebook and other social services, some are turning to alternative sites and services.


Protect & secure your Facebook account! [2FA]

Previously, I wrote about how to protect your Instagram account. Here is how to do this on Facebook!


Taking a step back from online stuff

Over the last 9 years, I have been involving myself with a community that I have been trying to build but as of Summer 2017, I have decided to shut it down as it was getting to be too much of a chore to handle and it really wasn’t benefiting me.

Since then, I have been slowly winding down operations and I have decide to focus on myself. I covered in that in my post It’s all about me!

Since then, I have decided to look at stuff that I want to do. More blogging (not just here but on and focus on doing what I enjoy…Play video games.

The last couple of years of working on Nologam/Enigma have seen me fade away from doing something that I created the community for in the first place…gaming.

So since I have stopped, I am playing more Final Fantasy XIV and I am looking to start doing streams every so often. Just so I can relax…It seems like a good time of year to do that..

I will still be around doing bits and pieces online and I will let you know if I have anything exciting coming up 🙂


[YCFRO] Apple

Yesterday, Apple announced the new iPhone 7 and 7+ which now does not include a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Instead, they are bundling a lightning connector version of the same product and if you REALLY want to use a 3.5mm headphone connector, you can use the included adaptor.

What in the actual hell are you thinking Apple? How is removing a key feature of any device in the past 10 years ‘courageous’?

What brain did you nuke before making a design decision like this? Why are you charging $150 for a pair of Bluetooth "AirPods"?


There was nothing wrong the the 3.5mm headphone jack. I use it every day to go to and from work, at lunch, when I’m travelling and now I have to carry extra battery packs because my iPhone battery and the battery in the "AirPods" are going to die in less than 12 hours of use.

Why remove the headphone jack to include another camera?

As I joked on Twitter:

iPhone 8: Removed cellular, wi-fi and speakers!

It shall be known as the Apple Camera.

@PadraigFahy on Twitter

Apple, You Can Fuck Right Off!


Quick Tip: Vodafone Internet Leasing every 24 hours!

I got back from England last week and I didn’t get in the door until about 10:40pm. When I walked in, I turned all the lights and switches on for all different things, including my Internet.

It wasn’t until the next night that my Internet had went down for 3 minutes while playing a game (Which lead to me getting kicked and losing connection to TeamSpeak etc etc) – I thought nothing of it at the time.

It wasn’t until later into this week that I realised that the time that you switch on the router is the most important time!

Vodafone has some weird setting (Not sure if on the network level or on their Router level), but the Internet will only stay up for 24 hours before leasing it. Leasing should be getting you a new IP address, NOT bringing the whole connection!

So what is the solution?

The solution would be (That I have found) is to switch off the router at the wall (the plug) either before you get home from work, or during the night when you are normally sleeping. I got off work early yesterday, so I switched the router off at 5:20pm and switched it back on at 5:23pm.

With that logic, my Internet should go down at approx. 5:23pm today (Saturday) and I should notice it. But that would mean that when I am about to finish up work at 5:30pm, the router will have already rebooted and ready to use that night!

Oh Vodafone, you and your quirks!