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Today’s bright idea #11 – laptop screens

June 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on Today’s bright idea #11 – laptop screens · Life, Technology

It has been a little while since I blurted out one of my bright ideas, about six years actually. In that time I have still had ideas of course; some of them impractical, some of them impossible and the rest just stupid – in other words, the same as usual. I just couldn’t be arsed […]

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Working from home

May 13th, 2020 · Comments Off on Working from home · Life, Technology, Work

For the last few months, like anybody else who is able to, I have been working from home. It hasn’t actually been a massive adjustment because I had only just got used to being back in the office full-time after either being on post-operrative sick leave or because of an immune system suppressed through chemotherapy […]

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Holiday post mortem

September 29th, 2019 · Comments Off on Holiday post mortem · Life, Technology

This week we returned from a 10-day visit to Crete. It was the most boring holiday Jayne and I have ever had, but that is not a bad thing. In the past we have rented a car or quad and gone out around the island, visiting the many and varied archaeological sites, but this time […]

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A sign of the times

September 12th, 2019 · Comments Off on A sign of the times · Technology

I saw one of these in a car the other day… On the one hand its a clever way to mount a phone in your car, using the now-redundant CD slot to hold it. on the other hand it just makes me feel old. It only seems like yesterday that CDs were the future and […]

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The Final Countdown

July 21st, 2019 · Comments Off on The Final Countdown · Life, Technology

This evening, for no particular reason, I watched the film The Final Countdown on Amazon. I had seen it before, probably more than once, but fancied an unchallenging film to pass the time. Its a bit like the Philadelphia Experiment, with a modern warship going back in time. In this case its the aircrat carrier […]

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WordPress help needed

February 1st, 2019 · 3 Comments · Technology

I have been getting a lot of spam comments lately. Most gets caught in the filters, but a lot ends up in the to-be-approved queue and takes time to clear out. I have noticed that nearly all of it is on the same page – and it is a ‘page’ in WordPress terminology rather than […]

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Lenovo fanboy

June 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on Lenovo fanboy · Technology

I bought a new mobile phone last week. After several Sony Xperias I went for a new Moto G6 after finally acknowledging that my eyes and fingers don’t cope so well on a compact phone I wanted something bigger, but the big Sonys are a bit pricey. When I turned it on I was greeted […]

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Three little words

September 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Three little words · Life, Technology

I am finding the website what3words.com endlesslessly fascinating, especially the map part of it. Basically it is a concept for a geolocation system. The whole world is overlaid with a grid of 3-metre squares and each square has a unique name made up from a combination of three randomly-assigned words. The idea is to have […]

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Random nostalgia

August 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Technology

Today I remembered, for no particular reason, Serif PagePlus. With the benefit of hindsight I think it may be my favourite bit of software ever. At the time it was truly remarkable. It seemed to do just about all the things that high end DTP software would do, or at least all the things a […]

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Mind the gap

August 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on Mind the gap · Music, Technology

Most of the famous gaps in Spotify’s library have now been filled, with Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Metallica all becoming available with a lot of publicity, and the Prince back catalogue reappearing after his death. I think Jay-Z is largly unavailable because he has his own rival streaming service, and a few […]

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