... a bit Suffolk
|fr 8 Sep|
Microscoft have been pratting about again, this time adding an intrusive filmstrip to the bottom of the Photos viewer. Thankfully you can turn it off; click on the See more three dots at the top of the Photos window, click Settings at the list bottom and then there's a Filmstrip Off/On toggle under Personalisation.
|we 16 Aug|
On one of your Twitter (it'll be a while before it's X) posts click the three dot menu. You'll get the option to Highlight ... but it's only available if you pay to be verified. Lets hope Elon Musk does get beaten up in a cage and hopefully he'll stop pratting about with Twitter for a bit..
|tu 25 Apr|
There are at least two gotchas that might catch you out with a power bank a rechargeable battery that can be used to charge other devices. You need a less common USB lead to charge the power bank and on this one the green light means it's around a third charged not fully charged.
|we 2 Nov|
The last time we can recall using a fax was for accreditation with Essex Police for Operation Utah and it seemed clunky then. Seems the fax is joining Betamax, the tamagotchi (though you can still buy them) and 8 track cartridges.
|th 8 Sep|
This hadn't occurred to us, use capitals in your hashtags #LikeThis so screen readers can pronounce the words, thanks Robin Paley York.
|we 31 Aug|
Adobe Lightroom started telling us the driver for the Intel display adaptor on our HP workstation was out of date and could cause problems. Windows Update and HP Support Assistant didn't know about the update but not surprisingly Intel Driver & Support Assistant did ... just saying.
|sa 30 Jul|
Sending large files by email can be a bit hit or miss. We've found WeTransfer.com very useful, you don't have to open an account, you don't have to pay and your recipient gets an email with a link to download your files zipped into one ... pretty much instantaneous and much less risky than a DVD in the post.
|mo 11 Jul|
Worth repeating; in Word highlight a word or phrase. Whilst holding down the shift key press and release the user key F3 ... now do it again ... and do it again, good eh? Works for other apps as well.
|su 1 May|
|sa 23 Apr|
We were pretty sniffy about new Freeview channel W but it is repeating sitcom My Family though seemingly the ones without Nick. Don't expect any better from Talk TV going live Monday on channel 237, ironically just ... more here
|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|
In January the other Alexa said they were retiring in May but they already seemed to have shuffled off for pub lunches and Croc wearing.
|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|