... a bit Suffolk
|fr 29 Apr|
Facebook have been pratting about with the pix at the top of a page (the cover); it's too big, low res and by default the top half is missing when landing. We dislike it so much we deleted it and FB then replaced it with a grey wilderness. We gave up, laid back and thought of England ... and another thing the associated slideshow editor is buggy, clearly Wayne the work experience kid hasn't been properly supervised.
|su 3 Apr|
The HP Support Assistant on our workstation is generally annoying; it nags, is slow and usually unhelpful though it did recently point out the security on our User Account Control wasn't high enough. Mind you it made a dog's breakfast of a recent BIOS upgrade.
|tu 29 Mar|
Freeview tv channels seem to continually change. Yesterday channel 25 which was once ITV4 (for Le Tour and now on channel 26) became W. Despite the promo W seems to be mostly some progs off of ITV and the same mix of emergency service and property shows just like most of the other channels.
|fr 18 Mar|
|su 6 Mar|
The BBC's news mirror web site on the dark web has been running since October 2019. It is a way to access the news in countries where the Beeb is blocked. News is available in Ukrainian and Russian.
|tu 8 Feb|
|tu 1 Feb|
Without actually trying it we were pretty sniffy about Wordle ... it's very addictive.
|we 26 Jan|
A bit surprised that today's channel moves on Freeview have included the return of BBC 3 though it won't be doing anything useful until Tuesday 1 February.
|mo 24 Jan|
|tu 11 Jan|
Really wish we'd stumbled across this so much earlier. Keyboard shortcut Windows key + V pops up the Clipboard with copies going back a good hatful. Click on a list entry to paste it and there's a perhaps overly discrete scroll bar on the right.
|sa 18 Dec|
A month or so back there was an operating system update for Apple iPhones of some 4Gbyte in size. Here on a 16Gbyte of memory iPhone some apps had to be temporarily removed so the update could install. LEARNT: Even if you don't pig out on photies and music a bit more memory on a smartphone can be useful.
|fr 15 Oct|
Friend of nearthecoast Peter Brockett has a four year old Microsoft Surface and it's incompatible with Windows 11. Gratifyingly he agrees with us and Tom's Guide, wait and see.
|mo 11 Oct|
On a second monitor we wanted to easily put two browser windows side by side. We found the easiest way was to use the Windows key with the cursor control keys ← → ↑ ↓, try it, it's fun.
|th 23 Sep|
The free Windows 11 upgrade is due 5 October. To check compatibility on a maybe five year old HP workstation we downloaded and installed Microsoft's PC Health Check. To download Health Check scroll to the bottom of the bloated Windows 11 page. Our workstation failed on incompatible cpu and even after a BIOS upgrade Secure Boot and TPM 2.0. Isn't necessarily game over though ... we'll wait and see.
|we 1 Sep|
After a Windows update a while back a new icon appeared on the task bar to the left of the system tray. We found it popped up an annoyingly large window whenever the mouse pointer strayed near the icon. It was surprisingly easy to get rid of, right click on the task bar then News and interests and then Turn off, that'll do it.
|fr 9 Jul|
We find this keyboard shortcut useful to reduce distraction when doing something non-digital at a pc especially as our ... more here
|mo 17 May|
Spamfighter has stopped working unless we buy. We were happy to pay but not a yearly subscription so uninstalled it. After a bit we realised we now had to restart our email client's spam filter, in our version of Outlook go Actions/Junk E-mail Options...
|we 21 Apr|
This hadn't occurred to us, use capitals in your hashtags #LikeThis so screen readers can pronounce the words, thanks Robin Paley York.