|Article Manual for Janome New Home 580 and 581 sewing machines
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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 1441 | 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
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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 2713 | 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 2243 | Last Modified 2012-09-26
This took a lot of figuring out :)
Article Duplicate contacts or no profile picture on Samsung GALAXY S II
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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?
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Want to remove a thumbnail from Chrome's new tab page?
Article Cherry and almond sponge cake
Hits 2362 | 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 2464 | 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?
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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 Steph and Charlie the Cat
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Video Clip: Charlie the cat is unhappy to be handled, and soon takes a swipe.
Article Resize an iframe dynamically
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I found it tricky to make an iframe change size (its height) as it loaded new content. This solution works on FF and IE.
Misc Montreal Index
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All pages relating to Montreal on Ralpharama
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All about 1999.
Misc Design - Spike 5
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One of many tattoo style designs I drew whilst without a computer back in 2003.
Blog Violence on the Bus
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The bus to work from the station is normally quite a sedate experience. We trundle through suburban sprawl, see the odd patch of woodland, a few tower-blocks, some shops. People get on and off, the windows are steamed up so you wipe a small hole and peer through it. It normally rains.
Article The Quest for Hashish
Hits 4608 | Last Modified 2007-05-29
I met a strange man a few nights ago in a downtown bar - strange mainly because he seemed to be wearing home-made clothes and make-up. During the course of our chit-chat conversation I happened to ask him what he did for a living. 'I grow grass.' He said.
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If you wander into a hostel in Oaxaca, or a bar in Koh Panyang, and there are bunch of backpackers playing cards, the chances are that it is shithead. Very commonly found in Britain, it is also played all around the world - the number one backpacker export (that and the ruining of rural communities...)
Article False furry animal dislocation syndrome
Hits 1188 | Last Modified 2007-05-23
Or F.F.A.D.S for short. This is the feeling brought on by the unexpected appearance of a person dressed as a furry animal, often in supermarket aisles, or at street festivals. The larger the costume, the more severe the FFADS episode.
Article Memories between 4 and 6
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My very first memory in life is a lie. I'm about 3 years old and we've just arrived at my Grandmother's house, it is sunny and I'm wearing shorts and a striped T-shirt. My Grandmother is waiting on her lawn to meet us with our dog - a large Irish Setter called Finbar. Finbar is excited to see us and runs over to us, almost knocking me over, then licking my face with joy.
|Comment TinyMCE popup permission denied window comment by Tony
Hits | Last Modified 2013-04-10Thank you - after 3 hours of searhcing - you were the one that helped - in my case, I was declaring the "correct" URL in the site - but my tinymce installation was running under https and I hadn't declared it as such !! Adding that all important "s" made...
Comment Cannot insert explicit value error comment by John
Hits | Last Modified 2013-03-22I found my answer here and it's simple:
Comment How to make easy Mead recipe comment by Paper Tiger
Hits | Last Modified 2013-02-27Right, I have made and drunk the mead. I found - it was quite low alcohol due to the relatively small amount of honey in it. 30 cloves for a 1 gallon demijohn was way too many. It had an almost antiseptic taste but with added honey afterwards was drink...
Comment Racking comment by paul
Hits | Last Modified 2013-02-19I've racked wine before and noticed the fermentaion dramaticaly decreased is this normal?...
Comment TPF comment by Kusalo
Hits | Last Modified 2013-02-06A new version almost ready. Better security and faster.
still super small ~350k