Tutorial: Setup Mobile 4G/3G Hotspot with TP-LINK TL-MR3020 Router, ZTE MF823 Modem and EE Data Sim Card

Here is a tutorial for setting up a mobile 4G hotspot to share Internet connectivity with a number of hand held devices. This is particularly useful for a group of pals on long train journeys (e.g. me and my mates going to the football) but also for camping holidays and of course moving into a new property before a landline based Internet connection has been established.

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The Teleportation Accident

Ned Beauman's second novel starts briskly, set in the early 1930s in bohemian Berlin – a time when the country was on the brink and the drink / drugs and casual sex excesses of the previous decade would be wiped away with the onset of Nazi-ism.

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Configure XDebug with PuPHPet, Vagrant, Apache, Ubuntu, PHP-FPM and PhpStorm

PuPHPet is a terrific GUI to set up virtual machines for Web development and will build your orchestration script with Vagrant and Puppet. It now comes with a facility to include XDebug in your Vagrantfile meaning there is no longer an excuse for print_r() and error_log() debug traces in your code.

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Anything Goes

The 1920s are second only to the 1960s when one considers the seismic changes to society over that decade. They occupy a mythical space in the psyche and conjure up mental pictures of flappers, Bertie Wooster, Tamara de Lempicka's angular brush strokes, and the Art Deco movement with its brutal minimalism and streamlining. Just like the 1960s however, most of this mythology is misplaced.

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Good Food Chicken Curry with Lime Leaf, Lemongrass and Mango

My first review of 2014 and I wanted something interesting that would be slightly more challenging than my mainstays. The BBC Good Food magazine January 2014 issue has a wonderful chicken curry with lime leaf, lemongrass and mango giving it a 'totally tropical taste'! The recipe requires the curry paste to be constructed from scratch - hence my desire to select a more complex dish.

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