Yes, I've bought myself a laptop. A brand new laptop, no less. Running Vista. Am I mad? Well, no more than usual, it seems. Because despite the overwhelming evidence supporting the idea that I was just jealous because two of my friends had also bought new computers recently (and my wife has a better mobile … Continue reading New laptop!
I wouldn't say I was backwards, exactly, but I do have some very old technology sitting in my study, some of which is still in regular(ish) use. To take an example, I have a PC sitting on my desk that is almost 7 years old. Granted it's only used for testing web sites, but it's … Continue reading Into the realms of now
About a year ago I bought myself a cute little Mac mini to replace my Blue&White G3 that had died. Around six months later I ditched the Mac Mini in favour of a more powerful and capable G5 tower which now acts as my primary computer. Since then I've been at a loss to know … Continue reading My Mac Mini Media Centre
Now, I'm not the sort of person who encourages violent arguments about who is 'right' and who is 'wrong', especially when it comes to your choice of computer. What is right for one person may well be wrong for another, and the term 'better' is only really quantifiable within certain constraints; my Mac is better … Continue reading Mac vs. PC – more than meets the eye
Funny isn't it, how a good idea can so quickly turn into a nightmare? Right now I'm a situation where I have two reseller accounts with different companies and no clear way of transferring web sites from one to the other. The old server is running Virtualmin, and the new server is running cPanel, and … Continue reading Not all servers speak the same language
I love VNC. I've been using VNC for years. Back when I was working at the University of Essex as the Chaplaincy Assistant I used VNC pretty much every day to use my computer. These days I don't use it quite so often, but it still has its uses. For those not in-the-know, VNC is … Continue reading The world of two buttons
Yesterday morning when I turned my PC on it refused to let me into Windows. It got as far as the logon screen and then rebooted itself. It took until this morning to figure out what the problem was - the USB wireless dongle had come loose and the dodgy hardware connection was causing Windows … Continue reading My old PC gets Feisty