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Its wide woven and a worry – learn to handle the new frontier


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...

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Back to an Apple Future

Back to an Apple Future


Posted By on Oct 20, 2011

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...

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Saga of a Camcorder Buyer

Saga of a Camcorder Buyer


Posted By on Sep 20, 2010

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...

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Should you get the new???

Should you get the new???


Posted By on Nov 5, 2009

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

Gadget Betrayal – The Affair


Posted By on Jun 12, 2009

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...

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World Wide Web in Plain English

World Wide Web in Plain English


Posted By on Apr 15, 2009

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...

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