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
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
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
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
The McAfee plague!!
For those who don’t know and are not friends with Google, McAfee is company that makes antivirus and firewall related software. As with most things you’ll always find a following of people who will shout how wonderful things are about ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’. And if you say anything negativeRead More
Silly computer sound issue–solved
Problem: Media of various types will play though laptop’s speakers but no on inserting headphones. Solution: 1. Control Panel > Sound > Select Headphones. 2. Make headphones default and click ‘ok’. Headphones then play well. Removing headphones allows speakers to play. Yes, why? I dunno why this happens and IRead More