Get a free Windows 10 upgrade even now

Windows 7 users would remember Microsoft’s much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 in 2016. Many thought the offer had ended but it has not! The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there’s no evidence that the free … Read more

‘Vague, but exciting’: 30 years on

In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal for an information management system to his boss, Mike Sendall. On the top margin of the proposal his boss wrote the words – ‘Vague, but exciting’. Today, the web celebrates 30 years on earth and is far from being vague but truly exciting. Very exciting! Tim Berners-Lee … Read more

Sri Lanka National Day Celebrations

Today, Sri Lanka will celebrate its 71st Independence Day with festivities organized throughout the country. The main event will take place at Galle Face where President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presides the show. Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will attend the ceremony as Guest of Honour. Google is also celebrating the Sri … Read more

How to download a website using wget Linux command

The wget utility is a powerful and effective mode that enables you to download web pages, files and images from the web using the Linux command line. For this guide, we will learn how to download this free one page template – https://blackrockdigital.github.io/startbootstrap-coming-soon/. So you open up the terminal on Linux. It is worth creating … Read more

INFOTEL 2018 ‘Towards a Digital Economy’

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) would be conducting their National ICT Exhibition INFOTEL under the theme ‘Towards a Digital Economy’.  Incidentally, they had the same theme the year before. ie. in November 2017. A statement from INFOTEL 2018 states: This year we decided to continue with the same theme as last … Read more

Microsoft Windows removes warning about installing Chrome, Firefox…

There was much talk earlier this week, of Windows 10’s warning when users tried to install the Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Vivaldi web browsers, “You already have Microsoft Edge — the safer, faster browser for Windows 10.” The dialog box presented two options: “Open Microsoft Edge” — the default — and “Install anyway.” The good … Read more

New SSL/TLS settings in our UK based server

In order to ensure PCI compliance and the security of the data of our clients, we have changed the SSL/TLS settings on our UK based server. We have updated the SSL/TLS protocol version to allow only TLSv1.2 connections. That means, TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 would no longer be supported. This change applies to inbound connections only, … Read more