Tag: computing

May 7, 2012

There’s been much in the papers recently about David Cameron’s ideas for “saving our children” from porn. This is not a new idea on his part, but he’s recently raised it again, presumably to distract people from the drubbing his party has just got in…

June 9, 2011
May 11, 2011

Is anyone else (who reads this) playing with Arduino? It’s a kind of open source electronics kit. I’ve just ordered the StartFun Inventor’s Kit to get me going, which is a heap of varied components together with an Arduino Uno controller – an easily programmable…

May 8, 2011

Upgrading to Firefox 4, I expected there to be a little pain, as I got used to any changes they made. But whose bright idea was it to reverse the order of “Open in a new tab” and “Open in a new window” when you…

February 25, 2011

I mentioned in my previous post that as my HTC Desire is a work phone, I will not be using it for calls while I am in the States, due to roaming costs. Which is why I wanted to look at VOIP again. I have…

February 18, 2011

While I was having work done in my house, my office was piled high with boxes of stuff from downstairs. As a result, for a while, I moved my router and computers downstairs, to work on the dining table. A couple of weeks ago, the…

August 19, 2010

Something that I have seen every day for a while now, has only just sunk in, to my great amusement. My Firefox bookmarks have grown over the past few years, and the way they are arranged in folders is more a product of time than…

July 5, 2010

Have just sent an email to my ISP (the offending marketing email it refers to has been omited from this post): Dear Sirs I have just received this email from kadence.com, a market research company claiming to be acting on your behalf. I suspect it…

June 26, 2010

I use forum software (phpBB) to run my Board Game group’s website. One of the problems with doing this is spammers trying to sign up to the forum so they can spam it. Although I have safety precautions in place – no-one’s posts are made…

May 28, 2010

So I was at an exhibition yesterday, and saw a few people walking around with a Google logo on the sleeves of their shirts, and the following words. “Qualified Adwords Consultant” On checking today, there is, indeed, an accreditation process, to qualify people to be…

May 2, 2010

Had a very pleasant day visiting and . and it was also great seeing everyone else who came along. The weather wasn’t good enough for the planned BBQ, but we all ate well just the same. With boardgames before and after lunch and some impromptu…

April 7, 2010

Some things never fail to cheer me up.