The concept of ‘cloud computing’ had me very confused for a while, I really had no clue what these buzz words actually meant., or what benefit it would give me. Eventually ‘daylight dawned’ and I not only understood what the pundits meant, I discovered that I’d actually been using it for some time! 🙂 At … More Cloud Computing – getting closer!
I think I’m finally reaching the ‘end of the line’ as far as actively developing websites. I’ve around 20 sites and domains on the go and sadly none of them particularly fills me with any desire to keep them active. Over the past few weeks I’ve been seriously considering doing something drastic about it, like … More End of the line?
Sometime in the next few days the world will be celebrating the 40th birthday of Doug Englebart’s ubiquitous pointing device, so common to all computer users… the mouse!! I’ve never been sure whether the plural of this kind of mouse is mice or mouses but it may not matter soon since there are claims that … More Happy birthday mouse!
After months of waiting and searching around I decided in the end the Samsung Omnia wasn’t go to arrive in Oz anytime soon. Besides which there were a few issues that were concerning me about it which left me balancing between choosing it, or the new HTC Diamond as my replacement PDA. In the end … More Caved in – bought a HTC Diamond.
A short while ago I bought myself an external SATA HDD Docking station and a couple of SATA disks to allow me to put my money where my mouth has been all these years and finally back up my computers the way I nag everyone else to! One thing that occurred to me after receiving … More I've been converted!
Wrote this up on the ‘Family Forum’ but figured it deserved to be out here as well. Nothing important really, just an update on the development of our technological setup here at home. It’s all down to me having discovered a few weeks ago a small utility that allows me to backup all my data … More One step forwards…
Finally fixed the laptop. After some prevarication and testing I decided the wireless card might be faulty so managed to force myself to get out and buy a new one. This time instead of the Netgear WG511T which worked well for several years, I bought a D-Link DWA-610 ‘Wireless G Notebook Adapter’. Installed it, connected … More Lappie blues
This utility is such a ‘must have’ I rarely remember to tell anyone about it! Sounds silly I know but it’s *so* useful, essential even, that I honestly forget that it isn’t a part of the basic operating system! The thing is called ‘WordWeb‘ and it sits quietly in your taskbar until there is a … More Wordweb utility – it's an essential!
Long ago in a far distant time, in the 1960’s I think, long before Dudley Moore had become Dudley Moore… or died of course… there was the brilliantly dangerous show “Not only but Also” starring Pete and Dud. They’ve little to do with this post other than contributing the subject line and the immortal words … More Now is the time to say goodbye…
Was looking today at the new Chrome Browser by Google and I have to admit to being *really* impressed!! The screen ‘real estate’ is being used to far greater advantage now I’ve lost those controls I only ever used once in a blue moon, and those additional search boxes that cluttered the place. This browser … More Still here… somewhere.