|Article Manual for Janome New Home 580 and 581 sewing machines
Hits 2164 | 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 2684 | 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 2968 | 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 4399 | 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 3792 | 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 11458 | 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 3225 | Last Modified 2012-07-09
Want to remove a thumbnail from Chrome's new tab page?
Article Cherry and almond sponge cake
Hits 3500 | Last Modified 2012-01-31
This is a little quick and tasty cake using glacÚ cherries, almonds and vanilla. It only needs one egg.
Article Making email in Microsoft Outlook appear important
Hits 3682 | 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 3638 | 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 Can I freeze refried beans?
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Yes. Okay then, how can I defrost and reheat frozen refried beans? Ah, now you're talking. Read on.
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As your wine ferments it will gather a layer of sediment, or lees, on the bottom of the fermentation jar. Whenever you get a good inch of so of the stuff, you should rack the wine off to avoid the possibility of spoiling the wine.
Article A Mound of White Bones
Hits 2152 | Last Modified 2007-05-29
Over the purple mountains to the east lies a forest where nobody ever goes. Nobody goes to the forest not because of wild creatures or monsters, but simply because no one knows that it is there. Except for an old, eccentric man and his young son, and even he found it by accident.
Hits 1287 | Last Modified 2007-05-18
This was written years ago, my intention was to have it read at my funeral...
Article Creative Zen stuck on rebuilding library
Hits 19677 | Last Modified 2008-11-11
And you've followed that advice about holding the power button down whilst pushing a paperclip into the reset hole? And nothing happens? It just rebuilds the library and freezes again? Read on...
Blog February 17th 2002 (email)
Hits 1927 | Last Modified 2007-08-02
A group email sent on 17th February 2002: Caro had a cosmic dual fountain affair in Sanchi recently for a few days...
Blog Vegetarian food on KLM?
Hits 5586 | Last Modified 2008-01-14
I recently flew to Amsterdam with KLM from Manchester airport, and despite ordering vegetarian food in advance, calling to confirm this, and then asking at check-in again, they *still* gave me a chicken salad! This is a record of my letter-writing campaign to them.
Hits 1250 | Last Modified 2007-05-31
Writing is a bit of a vague term. Depends on what you're looking for really.
Misc Basic Curry Problems
Hits 10414 | Last Modified 2008-01-04
Problems with your curry? Some of the most common listed here. Too bland, watery?
Hits 3558 | Last Modified 2007-05-31
All about 2002.