Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Finally, a phone upgrade

“Early adopter” is not really something you would expect to see on my technology profile. For Christmas 2011, I was treated to a HTC Radar Windows Phone (a year after Windows 7 came out). It’s a lovely little phone – … Continue reading

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Reading Geek Night–July 2015

Went to my first Reading Geek Night tonight, coincidentally their first at the new venue. They used to convene downstairs at the Outlook (decent draught beer) – just like Skeptics in the Pub – but now are upstairs at the … Continue reading

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Well, that was easy

My new Devolo Homeplug AV adapters arrived in the post today and very quickly everything was up and running. There were some minor problems, such as realising there was no CD of software AFTER I had swapped out the existing … Continue reading

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“Update Facebook Security”

Sitting at the Hexagon browsing my email and I see: I knew immediately that this was a problem. It wasn’t the email itself as I receive them every now and then when I log onto a new device or the … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 and Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet

Everything was pretty smooth for my upgrade to Windows 8.1 except for the annoying death of my network card after a few minutes. The network connection would disappear and attempts to restart the adapter would fail. A restart would be … Continue reading

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Exercise and Evil empires

Volunteering to help set up the local beer festival has a number of benefits. It’s nice to do some proper, physical work for a change that has visible progress and a tangible benefit, even if only for a few days. … Continue reading

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When is a scanner like a shredder?

I expect most of you will have heard some amusing anecdote about somebody at work confusing the scanner (or fax machine, depending on story vintage) with the shredder with amusing consequences. For about a year and a half we’ve been … Continue reading

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