Entries by Claire Christmas

Happy World IPv6 Day 2019

Today IPv6 is 7 years old. While IPv6 was drafted in 1998 a global permanent deployment of IPv6 happened on 6 June 2012. Unlike Google Play or the Raspberry Pi, which were launched in the same year, IPv6 adoption seems to be lagging behind with an increase of misinformation and organisations just ignoring the fact […]

Infographic: Losing the automatic right to .uk

If you own any third-level domains ending .uk then the matching second-level .uk domain may have been reserved for you until 25 June 2019.  For example, if you own example.co.uk your ability to register the shorter example.uk may have been reserved. After 1 July 2019 any reserved .uk domains that have not been registered will […]

Dogsbody is proud to annouce StatusPile

What is StatusPile? Simply put – it’s your status page of status pages. Most service providers have some kind of status page. When something goes wrong, you have to visit all providers, to find out where the issue lies. With StatusPile you need to visit just one place to see all statuses at-a-glance.  Login via […]

Password Managers: What, How & Why?

So its 2019 and the new years resolution are on hold; Veganuary is over and Marie Kondo is helping us declutter our servers lifes. We expect a few new website and apps have caught your attention and you’ve created an account using a unique strong 12+ character password. Right? Unfortunately data breaches are as prevalent […]

#FoodbankAdvent 2018 – Reverse Advent Calendar

Dogsbody Technology have once again taken part in #FoodbankAdvent 2018 – The Reverse Advent Calendar, and this year we went bigger and better! On the 5th December 2018 Dogsbody Technology donated over 150 items (over double of last year!) weighing over 76 kg of food and non food to our local Farnborough Trussell Trust Foodbank […]

2018 Christmas Shutdown

After a busy 2018, Dogsbody Technology will be taking some time off to celebrate the festive season. Our Christmas opening hours are: Thu 13 Dec 2018 – Office Closed after 16:00. Fri 21 Dec 2018 – Office Closed after 13:00. Mon 24 Dec 2018 – Office Closed. Tue 25 Dec 2018 – Public Holiday. Wed […]

Introducing Dogsbody Internal Hackathons

hackathon noun     informal     /ˈhakəθɒn/ An event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. Dogsbody Technology love to attend hackathons, whether they be online or the middle of a field near Wales.  In the past we have attended Over the Air, Hashcode […]

Welcome Chris Gray

Dogsbody Technology are passionate about Apprenticeships, providing a new career opportunity to people and promoting an alternative to University for those leaving college. Chris Gray is Dogsbody Technology’s latest (and 6th) Linux Systems Apprentice to join our team. Previously working in the service industry. Chris joins us having networked his entire house. He also helps […]

Alternative Map for WordPress

On 11th June 2018 Google made a massive change to its Google Maps API that has now broken a lot of websites that contain maps. Whilst you can fix this by getting a Google Maps API key and giving them a mandatory credit card to charge you if you go above their free band, a […]

Open letter to future apprentices

Here at Dogsbody HQ we have found one of the the best ways to grow our business and get the skills we require is to run an apprenticeship programme. We interview throughout the year looking for the keenest candidates. Having hired 7 apprentices over the past 5 years and interviewed many many more we thought […]