Category: Technology

 

Bitcoin and crytpos – is understanding useful?

This is the math behind or under Bitcoin: https://www.coindesk.com/math-behind-bitcoin You could spend your life understanding it – and it wouldn’t help anything. Preamble In this post where I say ‘Bitcoin’ I include all cryptocurrencies as a concept. This exploration is not simply about Bitcoin. It is an exploration of ‘understanding’.Read More

Captain Walker almost diagnosed with respect as a sleep walker

I mentioned this situation in my previous blog, where I was almost diagnosed with sleep walking by a hotel manager. Some may have thought that I was joking. I wasn’t! The explanatory theories will preoccupy many – as if I can’t conjure up these too! The facts: I’m at aRead More

No time to save time

For this post the use of IT (information technology) includes software and hardware. Key areas of resistance: Human nature factors: fear, laziness, resistance to change. Organisational: lack of resources to provide, lack of awareness, inability to train, too busy – and all human nature factors. I can ‘unpack’ some ofRead More

Date changer software for photos

I’ve found it!! There are some nifty little applications to change the dates of file images and exif data – in batches. Why is this important? Well  – because I use Robobasket to sort my photos into folders, I need Robobasket to pick up ‘Date Modified’ and Exif data fromRead More

Duplicate files and managing them.

Well, for most people I know they don’t care much about this. People often don’t know and therefore don’t care about duplicate files on their computers. I’m not here to cure them – they can remain blissfully ignorant. Those who want to know can read on. Duplicate files happen –Read More

Setting up labels and filters on Gmail

I’ve been using labels and filters on Gmail for quite some time. But like many things you come to appreciate them better with time. So I’ve been reviewing how I use these features. Lately I’ve been flooded with all sorts of emails. Many of them I don’t need to lookRead More

The future is in Thorium

Thorium is a fairly common metal that can be used far more safely than Uranium to generate nuclear power. The ability of Thorium to become a ‘cleaner’ and more safely manageable nuclear material was known back in December 1945!! Yes – so why are you now hearing about this? AndRead More

The Captains Calendar gift 2015

The Captain’s simple gift to all is the calendar below. This is downloadable and printable. It’s a simple thing but so useful. I’ve got one in most rooms, even though I have a calendars on my phone and computer. Sometimes you just need to see the whole year on aRead More

Upgrade postponed for today.

I’ve been trying to upgrade the site for a new theme. It’s not been easy as the new theme requires much tweaking. The strategy is to return to the theme of the last few weeks, then intermittently take the site offline to tweak the new theme. There’s no rush withRead More

Sync-ing laptop or desktop to Google Cloud Drive

If the title of this post appears to be gobbledeegook to you, then you know what to do next. No? Google!!! Google Drive is an online cloud storage drive provided by Google.  I pay $USD 9.99/mth for a 1 Terabyte of space in the cloud – and tough if someRead More

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