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WordPress ‘Invalid Response Document’ error

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Tech | 1 comment

WordPress ‘Invalid Response Document’ error

Problem: Just had a problem with using Windows Live Writer after the software updated. I went to post a blog to my self-hosted WordPress install and got the error below; Invalid response document returned from XmlRpc server I couldn’t work out what it was but found a closed topic on www.wordpress.org that talks about php filenames being wrong. Solution: As I hadn’t had any previous issues and had been using Windows Live Writer fine during the last week I decided to check my plugins were updated. One wasn’t so I updated that even though it wasn’t an active plugin. That didn’t work so I simply...

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Back to an Apple Future

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Tech | 0 comments

Back to an Apple Future

I was recently sent a link to Kim Komando’s  TVKim that showed a YouTube of the ‘imagineering’ going on at Apple back in the late 80s and early 90s. While the video below is made up of material from around 1987 and 1992 it still makes a powerful statement on what can be achieved when we have a vision for the future. Enjoy this little technological prophetic ride. More videos from Apple’s past promotions can be found here. Click Here Its interesting that when you read the comments under the video in YouTube you find statements like this. No they got it a MONTH...

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Saga of a Camcorder Buyer

Posted by on Sep 20, 2010 in Tech | 0 comments

Saga of a Camcorder Buyer

20th September 2010 Dear CEO, Saga of a Camcorder Buyer Looker I am writing this open letter to all of the manufacturers involved in my shopping expedition over the weekend. After two weeks of internet research and reading reviews I ventured out this Sunday at 10am to buy a mid-range HD camcorder. On the 7th of October my wife and I are heading for the trip of a lifetime to see Israel for 8 days and we wanted to upgrade our Sony DCR-TRV230 Digital8 camcorder to something more portable with flash memory so we could show our children the trip on our return. What has followed astounded even me....

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Should you get the new???

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in Observations, Tech | 0 comments

Should you get the new???

It is a constant frustration. The advertising says my gadget is last years colour. They change the specification so I’m short a decimal point in my ‘calibre’ of mega-sumthin’. How do you evaluate the next upgrade in Gadget City? This image came from an article at Gizmodo and gives a great synopsis for those battling with upgraditus....

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Gadget Betrayal – The Affair

Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in Media, Observations, Tech | 1 comment

Gadget Betrayal – The Affair

Julian Smith’s latest video tribute to iPhone 3GS on YouTube (see below) is a sad romantic interlude that shows our lack of commitment in this consumeristic society. The truth of our betrayal becomes ever so clear where we walk out on our loved gadgets too easily. We seem to always want to trade up to the newest younger model with no thought to the feelings of last years model. Next time you find yourself attracted to that product launch, the touched up CGI colour of the new faux metal facia on a v3.0 body ask yourself ‘Why?’ So many gadgets end up at the bottom of an...

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World Wide Web in Plain English

Posted by on Apr 15, 2009 in Media, Popular, Tech | 0 comments

World Wide Web in Plain English

I love the work of Common Craft who produce a variety of presentations for work, home or pleasure on the intricacies of life. Often I am asked to explain how something happens. Immediately the mind goes into spin mode followed quickly by rinse, spin, dry and repeat. That’s where Common Craft come in. They do a great job of making the complicated seem simple or at the very least opening the door of understanding.  Here is one key...

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