Backing up!

I came across another thread on Facebook the other day, where someone had lost a file. It happens... you crash the computer during a save, or the hdd fails totally, or the computer is stolen. So many ways to lose that 45,000 word thesis, or the next Hippy Pootle novel. I lost a year's worth... Continue Reading →

Mac week one

I must stop telling people "I've gone over to the dark side..." I got a very old fashioned look from the otherwise really helpful and friendly bloke in the Bristol Apple Store yesterday, where I'd gone to pick up the Magic Trackpad I forgot to order with the rest of the kit. lol [note: the... Continue Reading →


My first proper experience of a computer was with an Apple II. It was back in 1981 and I was in full time employment for the first time, as an electrical wireman and workshop supervisor for a small Bristol based company called South West Research (now long gone). Our mission was to remove from service... Continue Reading →

Upgrade fever

Why is it that the first thing I do having decided to move from XP to Win7 is update all the current XP drivers? Didn't I learn that lesson last time? Now my SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card has gone all breakfast cereal (crackle and pop). What was the point of updating drivers I'm going... Continue Reading →

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