Category Archives: Tech

QR Codes

Way back when I was working – in 2006 I think it was – I first saw QR codes being used in Asia. They seemed to be everywhere in Japan certainly and while I tried to get some interest going … Continue reading

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I was Microsoft’d Again !

I really should know better I suppose. I have previously had so many poor experiences using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that quite some time ago I stopped using it completely and till this week I really hadn’t given it any thought … Continue reading

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Having a facial !

As I’ve been scanning in my photos, negatives and slides I have also been playing with various software options for saving, finding and sorting. One of the big issues with having a huge virtual stack of photos is being able … Continue reading

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Geek Temptation

They’ve tempted me again – ThinkGeek has some of the coolest items available for the totally nerdy, and I’m still on their mailing list of cool things that they offer for sale. I’ve wanted to order a genuine Dr Who … Continue reading

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Media Conversions

I’ve been fretting for a while now about what to do about the collection of family related media I have – this would be slides, negatives, video, audio and prints. Of course, I’m not the only person to be thinking … Continue reading

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iMacs, iTouch, eeePC and O!PLay

Its been one of those weeks ! First of all, a friend asked for some help with their brand new iMac and their iTouch.¬† I can hear the Macomaniacs starting to rant in the background that if you buy a … Continue reading

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Gone Quad !

Since November of 1999 I’ve been participating in grid compute projects over the Internet. The grand daddy of these of course is the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) out of Berkeley University and where the core software currently used to … Continue reading

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Getting Organised – continued

Life is never simple is it ? Following along after my last post, I was just finalising my upload to the Amazon S3 storage, and then had planned to update the removable hard drive we keep in a safety deposit … Continue reading

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Getting Organised

Well it isn’t even close to being Spring, but it was time to do some hard drive cleanup, so I’ve spent the past few days sorting through the hard drives of my in-home server, backups and the machine I use … Continue reading

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Pirate Free ?

I’ve been taking a look around the anti-piracy site Microsoft¬†set up to honour their Global Anti-Piracy Day, which they chose to observe October 21. It includes quite in interesting map outlining what they are currently doing about their perceived problem, … Continue reading

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