|Article Manual for Janome New Home 580 and 581 sewing machines
Hits 134 | 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 1889 | 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 2139 | 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 3195 | 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 2706 | 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 6487 | 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 2494 | Last Modified 2012-07-09
Want to remove a thumbnail from Chrome's new tab page?
Article Cherry and almond sponge cake
Hits 2695 | Last Modified 2012-01-31
This is a little quick and tasty cake using glacé cherries, almonds and vanilla. It only needs one egg.
Article Making email in Microsoft Outlook appear important
Hits 2885 | 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 2982 | 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 Access denied by access control list
Hits 19835 | Last Modified 2007-05-24
My wife called my to the computer as there was an odd message on the screen.
Article Memories between 4 and 6
Hits 1813 | Last Modified 2007-09-26
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.
Article Nokia N95 buzzing noise
Hits 1837 | Last Modified 2008-11-11
My Nokia N95 8GB started to make this odd buzzing, tinny noise when I talked to people on the phone recently.
Blog Montreal Decking (1)
Hits 1104 | Last Modified 2007-05-16
My mother-in-law decided that it would be nice to have her patio decking ‘done’, and what that means is that I’ll be doing it out of the goodness of my heart.
Misc Castle O' Death
Hits 1786 | 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.
Hits 198420 | Last Modified 2008-02-05
Tiny PHP Forum by Ralph Capper. Sadly, TPF is no longer supported by me. At some point in the future I might re-write it and re-release as a new version. You can find some information about it on this page though.
Article Paneer Tikka Masala BBQ Skewers
Hits 3280 | Last Modified 2011-06-10
This is a great vegetarian BBQ option if you're bored of the usual skewers. Plan to make it a few hours in advance. Remember to make or buy your paneer, and check the notes on chaat masala).
Article COBOL Memories
Hits 4927 | Last Modified 2007-05-17
My college text book was dated 1984, and COBOL was starting to look dated back then... Thank your lucky stars you don't have to endure this sort of high-level nonsense any more!
Misc Cannot insert explicit value error
Hits 4245 | Last Modified 2007-06-15
This error message had me scratching my head for a few minutes:
Article Creative Zen stuck on rebuilding library
Hits 17311 | 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...
|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