|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 1858 | 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 2113 | 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 3168 | 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 2689 | 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 6467 | 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 2487 | Last Modified 2012-07-09
Want to remove a thumbnail from Chrome's new tab page?
Article Cherry and almond sponge cake
Hits 2686 | 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 2881 | 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?
Blog Decking Day
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Today was a decking day. A day where I wrestled with wood that really means me no harm, but is causing me some anyway. I'm stripping down the decking and planning to stain the lovely natural wood a nice colour and leave it like that. Presently it is a nasty blue colour, who knows what the previous tenants were thinking?
Misc Faust song
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A song from Faust, by Goethe. "A lovely dream once came to me..."
Blog February 2002
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Mumbai, India. "No sleep at all last night - staff kept us awake until 1 or 2am, then a very noisy couple arrived at 3am and haggled outside our room for a long time (from 700 Rs to 550 Rs, so not bad really)"
Misc Champagne Cocktail
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Recipe for a Champagne Cocktail.
Article Back Street Bar
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So I sat, alone, at the end of the bar, staring across the room to where some Canadians were laughing, screaming, and generally flirting with the off-duty strippers.
Blog September 1999
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Journal extracts from 1996 - travels in Mexico.
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I've designed a few tattoos and the like, some of which actually appear on real people's skin...
Article Alingan Bajis recipe
Hits 3690 | Last Modified 2009-10-05
These cheese and potato bhajis are a popular snack in north-west India. They are very easy to make and hard to get wrong! Best served with chilli sauce, chutney, curd or yoghurt.
Article Ralpharama's Programming 101
Hits 3185 | Last Modified 2008-01-14
A tutorial from 2003. It may still of interest, though a bit old: This tutorial may interest you if you satisfy the following criteria: You don't know anything about programming. You want to learn some Java. You think it would be fun to pass time writing inane little games. You want to write these little games to run in a browser window like Internet Explorer. Still with me? Good. I'm assuming no knowledge at all about anything, so, let's begin.
Article Sour Cream Cake
Hits 2598 | Last Modified 2009-05-06
This is based on a net recipe that I have since lost the bookmark for. Light, very rich, quick and easy and tasty. Needs sour cream, eggs, butter, flour, some nuts and sugar.
|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