How To Download YouTube Videos Using youtube-dl


One thing I’ve started to find a minor annoyance is the adverts that YouTube inject into my watching and listening experience on their site. Frustratingly, the adverts here are in Thai language, so not really relevant to me.

After a little research and some geek magic and I came across something really very useful. It’s called “youtube-dl”, and basically it’s a Linux (and Windows) tool to download YouTube videos so one can watch them locally. AND YES WITHOUT THOSE DAMN ADVERTS.
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How To Survive A Denial Of Service (DDOS) Attack On A WordPress Site


My business partner called me a few months ago. “We’ve been hacked” he said, and “the hosting company has shut down our hosting account”. Wow I thought, it can happen to us … Hackers can really make you have a bad day !

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Greengeeks are … Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, Waste Of Money


I “inherited” a hosting account with Greengeeks via my business partner. Our sites used to be hosted with them, but we’re currently moving away from them, because, to be blunt, they are awful in so many ways.

Robert Lee had this to say, which pretty much sums up how I feel about them :

“Poor customer service. Slow Servers. DDoS Attacks. Customer Support SUCKS” – Robert Lee @ trustpilot.com

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Photographic Authenticity – Photoshop – Alchemy Or Evil ?


I’ve had some discussions recently over authenticity in photographs. What I mean by this is true-to-life representations in photos. It’s a common misconception is that “straight-off-the-camera” equals an exact representation of what the eye would have seen. Not so for … Continue reading Photographic Authenticity – Photoshop – Alchemy Or Evil ?

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Windows 8 is … Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, A Disaster, A Flop?


Interestingly, I posted about downgrading my laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 7 because that’s what I wanted and didn’t particularly like Windows 8, and I’ve had a mini-debate going on with my blog readers. It all started because I … Continue reading Windows 8 is … Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, A Disaster, A Flop?