Technology Guides

Running your own organisation is hard work, and there are many decisions that need to be made. Here is some of the standard advice that I've given over the years, all in one place. I hope you’ll find it useful.

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Internet Speeds

What dictates an internet speed, and why are you getting what you paid for?

Oct 19, 2021


Ethical Email Services

It seems you can't exist in the world these days without an email address. But if you want to avoid the big companies, think about the environment, or want to give your money to a company with good values, what can you do?

Oct 08, 2021


WiFi Boosters

If you're struggling with internet speeds in your house, there are options available.

Nov 08, 2020


What's in a laptop?

Buying hardware is a minefield of technical specifications, which can sometimes be confusing. Here I breakdown the key points to understand about what goes into a laptop, and what you should be looking for.

Oct 08, 2020


Image Optimisation

Making sure your website loads quickly is key to getting and keeping visitors. A big part of that is how your images load. Here I look at how to speed that up.

Apr 14, 2020


Moving your learning content online

If you're considering an online learning platform, have a read of this.

Apr 12, 2020


Video Conferencing - Zoom and other options

There are myriad options available to communicate with others - one on one or in a group. Here I go over some of the options.

Apr 10, 2020


I believe there should be as few barriers to understanding technology as possible, so all the guides I post on this site are completely free to access. If you feel like you’ve learned something, it would mean a lot if you shared the link with others - via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other way you see fit.

You can also, if you’re so inclined, buy me a coffee (though please don’t feel obliged to do so - there are definitely better ways you can spend your money).

I also offer paid services and advice. If you think you or your organisation would benefit from this drop me an email and we can arrange a no-pressure, no obligation, chat to see if I can help.

Image Credits

Frequently used images

  • The image of the CPU used on the Hardware Technology Guides comes from Christian Wiediger.
  • The image of the rotary phones used on the Communication Technology Guides comes from Pavan Trikutam.
  • The image of a woman coding and using Trello used on the Web Development Technology Guides comes from Christina @

Specific images

  • The image of a laptop used on certain Technology Guides comes from Andras Was.
  • The image of the Google Mail Inbox used on certain Technology Guides comes from Solen Feyissa.