Category: Technology

  • Hosting Migration Checklist

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 07:06 pm I?ve migrated the server this site runs on. Let me know if anything has broken in the move either in a comment or by email to paulz at this domain. Here is a top level checklist for managing such a move. I?ll expand it as the […]

  • Why are you still using an email client?

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 02:51 pm Years ago I moved to an email server accessible from my iPhone, laptop, netbook, notepad or desktop computer. Initially this was achieved by using the IMAP protocol which was supported by MS Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail.app and many other email clients on my various machines. I had […]

  • Update Play Count in iTunes for Windows

    Update Play Count in iTunes for Windows

    Last updated on March 1st, 2022 at 09:35 am I lost the playcount in iTunes for Windows for some of my tracks. Tonight I wanted to fix that without editing the Library.xml file – that’s too extreme. I envy Mac owners as they have wonderful Applescript collections to manage iTunes. I found the awesome Liquid […]

  • How to unlock an iPod screen lock

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 02:56 pm while keeping all your photos and music! My daughter’s friend has an iPod with a forgotten the screen lock combination. It had a bunch of photos on it that she’d like to keep too. So we searched for a fix and finally came up with this […]

  • Vista LPR printing

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 03:12 pm Thanks to the Delphi Geek’s post When Vista Doesn’t Print I finally got Vista to print to my multiport print server a D-Link DP 300U. Earlier versions of Windows worked by just adding a local port. Windows Vista allows you to do it just like always, […]

  • Vista Home Basic is not good

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 03:13 pm I’m using a new budget laptop at the moment. It’s a Compaq c700 (actually a c763TU) that will eventually go to my kids, so I thought I’d checkout what Vista Home Basic is like. On a laptop it makes no sense! Laptops move from location to […]

  • Upgraded to WordPress 2.6

    Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 03:12 pm Update:21 July 2008 Don’t upgrade to 2.6! wait until 2.6.1 as there are permalink, login and posting problems. Of course this is the first time in years I haven’t taken complete backups before upgrading 🙁 I thought I should mention that I’ve upgraded this blog to […]

  • How to pronounce Pfizer

    Last updated on March 27th, 2017 at 02:31 pm My wife was watching commercial TV tonight and an ad came on saying Australians should get a cholesterol test. This ad and the website being promoted is sponsored by Pfizer Australia. That was in small print in screen at the bottom. So I’m guessing Pfizer sells […]

  • OpenStreetMap.org Free as in Speach Street Maps

    OpenStreetMap.org Free as in Speach Street Maps

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 12:03 pmOpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from […]

  • Twitter for status updates

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 01:05 am I like the idea of Twitter as a micro-blogging tool. What is Twitter? Twitter is for staying in touch and keeping up with friends no matter where you are or what you?re doing. For some friends you might want instant mobile updates?for others, you can just […]