|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 2264 | 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 2520 | 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 3691 | 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 3056 | 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 7738 | 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 2833 | Last Modified 2012-07-09
Want to remove a thumbnail from Chrome's new tab page?
Article Cherry and almond sponge cake
Hits 3048 | 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 3147 | 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 3247 | 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?
Blog January 1996
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More journal extracts from 1996. Still in India at the time.
Misc Baksheesh trio at John O Gaunt
Hits 1382 | Last Modified 2007-06-11
Video Clip: This is a very brief clip of the Baksheesh trio playing at the John O'Gaunt pub in Lancaster, UK, on the 15th February 2007
Misc The Little Wizard Game
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Something strange has happened in the world of your little wizard - something evil. Terrible creatures have started to appear around the countryside - vampire bats, ghosts of lost souls, demons straight from hell, and more besides.
Article The Little Witch Game
Hits 2987 | Last Modified 2009-05-08
This was a java applet game I wrote back in 2003. I just found it so put all the notes etc about it here. Note, it doesn't seem to load any more :( no idea why. If anyone fixes it, let me know! (Source is available)
Article Fpa 2
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Blog Moving: The movers are called
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Moving home is supposed to be a stressful business.
Misc Google mail taking too long
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Blog Bily Kun
Hits 1241 | Last Modified 2007-05-16
Ah, jazz night. I used to go to a great little pub in Lancaster, England on a Sunday afternoon where a jazz band used to play and they gave away free sausages. It was, inventively, called 'Jazz and Sausages', or something equally clever. The point is this though, I used to love those Sunday afternoons in that pub.
Blog Bad Flat
Hits 1067 | Last Modified 2007-05-16
If you ever move into a new apartment, take heart that it probably isn't as bad as the one I used to reside in Walthamstow, London.
Blog IKEA delivery
Hits 1210 | Last Modified 2007-05-19
Any time between 8 and 8, we're told. But, they add, we'll call and give you half an hour notice.
|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