New laptop is up and ready ….


I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my Windows XP computer to Windows 7 one. I was late coming to XP from Windows 95 (I missed out the other in between) and have been hanging on because, basically I liked Windows XP. Mind you I liked Windows 95, and at the time I was reluctant … Continue reading New laptop is up and ready ….

Free anti-virus


Who uses free or freeware antivirus software, and which do you use. For many years I have used AVG in it's many free versions. I have never used a paid service, and have never felt the need to do so. Yesterday, I foolishly clicked a link on Facebook. I was trying to hide the post … Continue reading Free anti-virus

Will it do any good ??????


So Wikipedia is having a 'blackout' in protest at the SOPA/PIPA. Will it make any difference ? Well I don't really think so. Not here in Britain anyway. Two people have mentioned it in the office this morning. One thinks it is about 'getting rid of internet porn' and the other person thought it was because … Continue reading Will it do any good ??????

A bit late but …Happy New Year


It's been only been a week since I last posted, so not much has happened. New Years Eve came and went without much fuss (must be getting old). Eldest was out locally, and got in about five am. He wasn't working so that was okay. He is now taking my car to get to work, … Continue reading A bit late but …Happy New Year

Something new ……..


For the past 18 months or so, I have been using Windows Live Writer (WLW) as my blogging client. Why ???? Well it was free, it was easy to use and many people say it is the best client, working with WordPress (ya......shout out for WordPress.) However, since Monday or maybe Sunday, WLW has been … Continue reading Something new ……..

Another late one …..zzzzzzzzzzzz


Another late night, last night. Or to be accurate, early morning !!! Eldest lad was up for his drama rehearsal and with R*** still on respite until Friday, Mrs H was up for going out to the pub again. We got back in around 23:45, had a coffee and a drink, then Mrs H went … Continue reading Another late one …..zzzzzzzzzzzz

A struggle to post sometimes …


   Well, we did not go to the quiz after all. The weather wasn’t too good, and I was a bit tired. There are many nights when I just cannot be bothered, and just want to sit and read, or listen to some music.    The IT stuff got sorted. The folders that the staff … Continue reading A struggle to post sometimes …

Work and stuff …


Work went quite well yesterday, up until around 2pm. I had to demonstrate how to do a job, and it went completely wong. It would seem IT struck again. Some of our staff, need to save images on a computer network drive. However, they get an Access Denied message. Very strange, as the drive is … Continue reading Work and stuff …

…..and not just printers !!!


   Sunday was a  bit of a ‘technology FAIL’ day. It started, when read a report on ‘The Register’ that told me that my PC was in ‘DANGER!!!!’ The ‘danger’ was that much of my software ‘may’ be at risk, due to not patching. Being the careful IT nerd that I am, I immediately logged … Continue reading …..and not just printers !!!

Hmmm…


Here's a thought. The Firefox browser starts to make a big dent in the browser narket. Microsoft wants everyone to use their latest version of Internet Explorer (IE8). Suddenly, a vunerability is discovered in IE6 and IE7 (MS knew about this in September) that is so dangerous that Governments are getting involved. Suddenly everyone is … Continue reading Hmmm…

Shattered ….too old for this


   The gig at The Albion was really very good. A lot better than I anticipated. There was an exceptional atmosphere, and I enjoyed the night very much. I was really impressed by one of the artistes, Jess Gardham, a singer songwriter from York. So good, I bought her CD.    I suppose, that the … Continue reading Shattered ….too old for this

No let up ….


   Mrs H still in pain, although I think we both slept a lot better last night. She said that she only seemed to wake up once. The trouble I’ve found, with dental pain, is that it is so intense, that you don’t really notice that the pain is getting less. Then, you wake up … Continue reading No let up ….

Boring day so far


   Before our system upgrade, when a member of staff needed to view a letter that had been issued, the system created a temporary file. These files should have been deleted when the reader closed the letter viewer. However, a bug in the system meant that these files were not deleted. There seems to be … Continue reading Boring day so far

Who’s the Daddy then??


   I am the hero of the moment. Well thanks to the internet and its IT forums, I am. The thing is, that the youngest is currently into Noddy. Not the lead singer from Slade, I may add, but the Enid Blyton favourite character. He has been into this for some time now, and his … Continue reading Who’s the Daddy then??