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Gatsby is a static site generator which can, with the right configuration, be set up to talk to WordPress so you can use WordPress for the backend content creation, and Gatsby to display the site to your users.

In fact, that’s how Most Useful is now generated (after a brief flirt with Eleventy – which worked nicely, but Gatsby gives me more flexibility and structure. And I need structure!)

This category will discuss all things that I found out about Gatsby as I continue to use it for various sites I operate.


This topic looks at aspects of computer hardware and might include how to do things with your computer hardware, which hardware is best to buy, or even building or repairing different aspects of hardware.

Home Security(1)

Home security is a hot topic as the crime rate continues to escalate around the world. This topic looks at various different aspects surrounding ways to improve the security of your home. We’ll look at different cameras available, different ways to record the videos and audio from your cameras and best ways to store and secure it.


HTPC is an abbreviation for Home Theatre PC and in this topic we look at different ways to build, run and enjoy a home theatre PC system. The topic has been partially superseded by the rise of streaming music and streaming video services such as Netflix – but a lot of people still like to keep their own media libraries locally at home and Home Theatre PC provides a space saving (shelf wise) way to keep all your DVDs, CDs and Blueray disks at hand and convenient without necessarily needing internet access.


As avid Linux users ourselves and with 25 years experience (yes, we started when you had to download Linux onto floppy disks. Indeed, they were downloaded through UUEncoded e-mails) we feel somewhat qualified to talk about various Linux subjects. Often incorporating Windows Subsystem For Linux – which we know a lot of purists won’t necessarily like – but always Linux focused, these posts will look at installing and using Linux of various flavours


Most Useful authors have used various computer systems throughout their time, including Apple Mac and this topic will be explored in these posts. From whether a particular Mac application is useful and how to use it, through to new Mac hardware or how to use Mac in the cloud for example

Should I Buy?(8)

Should I buy? Well there’s a question. In this topic we’re not going to say yes or no directly. But we will give you enough information that you can make your own decision on whether you should buy or subscribe to something. Our Should I Buy section is always influenced by our own use of the products or services we’re looking at and come with hands on experience

Surface Pro(14)

I love my Surface Pro collection, so this category has all sorts of Most Useful Information about Surface Pro


This category is used for posts that don’t fit it any other area of our website. Posts shouldn’t linger in here for long as they ought to get their own category if they don’t already have one. So if you see something here, do feel free to drop us a line and let us know

Web Hosting(13)

Web hosting is a hot topic and has been for some time. And since we run a (number of) websites, we know a thing or two about different hosting providers. It’s fair to say though, we haven’t used ALL of the web hosting providers out there and unless we’ve actually used a provider there’s little chance of us writing about them. But aside from web hosting providers, this topic will also go through other aspects of web hosting such as technologies to help host your website, control panels to ease your administration headaches (or create more for you) and things such as backups, and anything else relating to web hosting information

Windows 10(4)

Windows 10 – the only decent version of Microsoft Windows since Windows NT. OK, maybe not theĀ only one. But still, Windows 10 is a good version of Windows and has been around for a long time. But it’s not without its foibles and this topic will look at the different issues you might encounter with your Windows 10 operating system and how to fix them. Or it might review a Windows 10 application to give you a better idea on whether that software is right for you.

Windows 11(3)

Windows 11 is the latest Microsoft Windows version released on 5th October 2021. This category will look at various different aspects of Windows 11, including the Windows Subsystem for Linux with Graphical User Interface


WordPress is the premier content platform, powering over 35% of ALL internet websites according to recent reports. This category contains posts that include how to set up development servers, live servers, different hosting providers and how to write your own extensions or themes for it. If you need Useful Information about WordPress, this is the place to look


WSL, the Windows Subsystem for Linux which perhaps should be called the Linux subsystem for Windows really, since it’s Linux running within Windows – but semantics… This topic looks at all sorts of aspects of WSL and WSL2 including running GUI apps on WSL (something that will soon be able to be done natively) as well as VPNs for WSL use and why you might want one. If it involves WSL you can probably find it in this topic