|Article Manual for Janome New Home 580 and 581 sewing machines
Hits 1954 | Last Modified 2014-03-06
You can't believe how long it took me to find a manual for my new (old) Janome New Home 580 sewing machine. Here's one free for you to download.
Article Can't access https sites when connected to VPN
Hits 2647 | Last Modified 2013-11-22
I use VPNUK but when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 recently I suddenly stopped being able to access some servers via remote desktop that had IPs locked down, and also any https sites too.
Article Swype not adding words on Samsung Galaxy S2
Hits 2921 | Last Modified 2013-05-29
After an update of some kind, Swype stopped adding new words to the dictionary - the option to add simply no longer appeared. This may have been after a swype update to allow you to backup your dictionary.
Article CDONTS, CDOSYS, IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0 and headaches...
Hits 4328 | Last Modified 2012-09-28
We moved from an old IIS 6.0 server setup with Classic ASP code sending bulk newsletter emails using CDONTS, to a new Windows 2008 R2 server in the cloud with IIS 7.5. We also moved to using a 3rd party SMTP service - sendgrid. We had problems...
Article How to force an Amazon s3 bucket PDF to download, not open in browser
Hits 3709 | Last Modified 2012-09-26
This took a lot of figuring out :)
Article Duplicate contacts or no profile picture on Samsung GALAXY S II
Hits 11282 | Last Modified 2012-08-22
How to get around the problem of contacts being split up on a Samsung Galaxy S2. For example, when sending a new text message, you see the same person listed several times - one for Google, one for Facebook, one for Skype etc. This also fixes the problem of not showing the correct images for contacts (or not having an image at all).
Article How do I remove a 'most visited' item from Chrome?
Hits 3193 | Last Modified 2012-07-09
Want to remove a thumbnail from Chrome's new tab page?
Article Cherry and almond sponge cake
Hits 3460 | Last Modified 2012-01-31
This is a little quick and tasty cake using glacť cherries, almonds and vanilla. It only needs one egg.
Article Making email in Microsoft Outlook appear important
Hits 3635 | Last Modified 2011-11-11
There are a number of fields you can add to an email message to make it look important, flagged, for follow up, and other things. It can be incredibly annoying when all the email you get is flagged as priority, but here's how to do it anyway...
Article Where is Windows Update located in XP?
Hits 3604 | Last Modified 2011-10-18
If you don't want to visit the Microsoft Windows update website (www.update.microsoft.com) then how do you start Windows Update if it isn't under Start/All Programs?
Misc Castle O' Death
Hits 2072 | Last Modified 2008-01-29
Back in the early 90's I wrote a game to demonstrate the 'powers' of ODE, a basic-like language on the PSION 3a. It was released as freeware sometime after I left, and still has footprints on the internet today.
Article The Hilton Hotel, In East Croydon, England
Hits 4138 | Last Modified 2007-09-27
My idea was to return to the hotel and sip a Martini and smoke a cigarette before retiring. I was dismayed to find that there was a large Xmas party occurring, and so the bar was rather busy, the staff looked harassed.
Hits 545 | Last Modified 2007-05-16
"it's been two and a half weeks! Iíve already read all the articles and most of the book. get back on the blogwagon fr god's sake." - Recent forum entry
Blog DIY - The back door
Hits 1204 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
The back door is a little shoddy, truth be known. It looks like itís been cobbled together from bits of old firewood and ikea furniture, and then added to over the years in an attempt to make it more secure / draught-free. It doesnít open fully, grinding on the kitchen floor, yet when closed proudly boasts a one inch gap at its bottom, through which can been seen slugs and spiders, hastening inside out of the cold and wet weather.
Blog Signing On
Hits 1555 | Last Modified 2007-05-16
So I finally decide to call the council and sign on.
Article Information and coding
Hits 906 | Last Modified 2007-06-13
Count yourself lucky if you study Computer Science at University in the 21st Century, and not in the early 1990s when I had to endure such subjects as 'Information and Coding', which is as bewildering today as it was then...
Blog February 11th 2002
Hits 2027 | Last Modified 2007-07-25
Storm continues like hell, lightning every second or two, torrential rain. Room began to leak in several places and C became ill...
Article Speaking the truth
Hits 1091 | Last Modified 2007-05-23
Satyam or speaking the truth is the most important qualification of a Yogi. In Hitopadesa it says: "If truth and one thousand Ashwameta Yajnas (an elaborate Vedic ceremonial undertaken by kings to attain a son or sovereignty) are weighed in balance, truth will outweigh". In the Mahabharata it says: "The four Vedas on one side, well studied, together with all their Angas and Upangas, are far outweighed by truth on the other". Such is the importance of truth.
Misc Little Wizard Walkthru
Hits 4427 | Last Modified 2007-07-11
After a few emails I felt guilty and produced a walkthru, taking a player up to the gates of the evil fortress. I feel better.
Article Google Search Results in Firefox being redirected
Hits 18418 | Last Modified 2010-09-21
I had a curious problem recently, where occasionally I'd find myself staring at Monster.com, or some other random website, when I'd actually searched for and clicked on something else entirely.