Tag: technology

 

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

Gadwin solutions

Gadwin is a little known software developer that I’ve stayed with for the last 10 years or so. I’ve found there products to be quite user friendly, simple and easy to use. At left is a screenshot of their website taken with Gadwin Printscren Pro 5 (the latest version thatRead 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

Formcalc

Oh well – I know – nothing better to do, so I’ve been studying Javascript  and Formcalc. Why the devil would I want to do that?!!! I think that forms which people fill out can be automated so that manual calculations do not need to be carried out routinely. SoRead More

Email woes again!

I’ve been receiving unsolicited promotional emails again. I mean I tick the relevant box when I deal with companies – checking carefully that by doing so I do not opt in for such emails. But it’s clear to me now that they take no notice. They insist on sending meRead More

Good laptop purchase–and optimisations.

Recently purchased this Dell Inspiron 7737. I was aiming to purchase a 15-inch screen laptop but this 17-inch screen laptop deal turned out to be better than any 15-inch laptop I could find (at the time). [AND – this does NOT mean I like DELL or any particular brand. ReadRead More

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