Category Archives: Software

All software related topics. Stuff I try, stuff I like and stuff I hate.

Good job I haven’t committed a major crime

If the police IT forensics people were checking my alibi for last night they might have thought I was lying when I said I was at home in bed (with my real alibi – the wife). Twitter sent me an … Continue reading

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A blast from the past

I found this cartoon in an old folder from about 25 years ago. It still makes me laugh. I had to re-work it in photoshop and apologise to the creator as I don’t know who it is.

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Masterful thinking – so full of surprises

Seldom do I ask people to watch/listen to things on the internet (knowing that I don’t want too many reciprocal demands) but I can’t help myself here. This is my favourite TED presentation to date: (thanks to Keith Edmunds … Continue reading

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Top of google – Data recovery done best – Not!

Hard Drive Data Recovery – No Data No fee. 15yrs exp. ISO 9001 Student/Non-Company Discounts. And here’s the link result: Microsoft VBScript runtime error ‘800a0005’ Invalid procedure call or argument: ‘left’ /keyword_capture.asp, line 11

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Google arithmetic not quite up to scratch

My gmail inbox has this at the top right: 1 – 21 of 20

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Orange (the future may not be so bright)

In the latest personalised email to me (Lee) from Orange, it starts: Dear Gary,

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Tech Support – don’t go for the obvious, it might be a waste

The week before last I had a hardware failure following a power outage and it turned out to be a major saga. My TV Digibox had effectively died and I was going to describe the pains I had to go … Continue reading

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Microsoft – must try harder

Need I say more?

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If you are rushing to get an export of your delicious bookmarks via the API, beware the functionality for exporting all posts does not appear to be working at this time. I suspect it is a Yahoo! directive (i.e. they … Continue reading

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How long does a backup take?

Acronis 2011 starts off estimating my first partition backup to require 49,710 days (every time I run it), followed a few seconds later by an estimate of 8 minutes. Not exactly scientific then …

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