Yearly Archives: 2010

Telecom T-Sticks again

The mother of a friend of my wife brought her laptop and T-Stick around yesterday, and asked me to get it working. The Telecom connect software was installed, but no connection was being made. In addition, when I shut down

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Telecom T-Sticks again

The mother of a friend of my wife brought her laptop and T-Stick around yesterday, and asked me to get it working. The Telecom connect software was installed, but no connection was being made. In addition, when I shut down

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Spam

I was getting the odd spam comment on my posts in this blog, and they were starting to irritate me, so I added an anti spam feature to the blog. It is Block-Spam-By-Math by Alexander Grau. It appears to work

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Home networks and file sharing

In preparation for a job where I am going to add some file sharing to a home network, I decided to do a bit of research and finally tidy up my own network of PCs, so that they can see

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Signmaking…

I promised more on this, and my company website shows some of the results of this side of the business. On the technical side I finally gave in and bought a copy of Corel Draw version 12, not the latest

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Clonezilla

I have been having serious problems over the last 12 months backing up partitions and contents of partitions, using my preferred solution of Ubuntu and partition manager, particularly with NTFS partitions. It would either error, or not complete. And as

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Strange comment

I just deleted a comment on my last post that looked inoccuous enough, and certainly wasn’t indicated as spam, but it was a lttle bit odd. The chap basically commented that he liked my blog, and that he was thinking

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More directrdr stuff and Combofix

Well the fix below did not work but no fault of the software, which I will still use. I tried a bunch of other stuff I saw on some tech support forums, but the common thread on these was ‘try

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directrdr.com

I recently got a malware infection on my laptop, which I promptly dealt to with the usual array of products – SuperAntiSpyware, SpyBot, Avast 5, Malwarebytes, and seemed to get rid  of the infection OK. However, I continued to get

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Programming

38 years ago in June, I wrote my first computer program. It solved quadratic equations using the Quadratic formula. It was written in Fortran, and I wrote the code on coding sheets, which were sent to Chester City Council’s Data

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