Over the past week I’ve been moving my primary development machine from a Macbook Pro to a Surface Book. People keep asking me why, so I wrote it up here.
I get a lot of email. I currently have 9 different email accounts spread across work and personal stuff, the important email all is IMAP (on my own server) with list mail being spread across gmail accounts and some POP accounts on my server.
Not only do I [...]
Congratulations to my Dad – Mike Douglass – and everyone working on Bedework, an open-source institutional calendar system, on winning a Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration. The awards were presented on Monday 4th December by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The Mellon Foundation’s Press Release gives details of all award [...]
I was disappointed to see that my Nokia 9500 wasn’t supported by iSync, however a bit of searching this afternoon turned up this thread on Mac OS X Hints. I just replaced every mention of 9300 with 9500 and it all worked beautifully. It goes without saying that making [...]
In sympathy for my advancing years my very lovely boyfriend bought me a Mac Mini for my birthday. It’s so tiny! The Windows desktop it is going to replace is a Shuttle, so not exactly a monster of a thing, but you [...]
It has been admittedly a rather long time since I posted here. The main reason for the hiatus was moving my business out of my home office and to new office premises. This all went fairly smoothly although it is very strange to not be working from home after [...]
Thanks for all the great comments on my post Convince me to get a Mac. I actually saw the Mac mini in real life last weekend at the Apple Store and they are every bit as lovely as they appear in photos … I may just be convinced … [...]
My main issue with switching to Mac has always been cost. I don’t like laptops to work on all day, the iMacs are funny looking and the towers complete overkill for most of what I do – which is essentially to edit text files all day. However the Mac Mini [...]
If you are a Windows user and interested in trying out some Open Source software without needing to scour the web, then you might like to download TheOpenCD, which is a collection of open source and free software that runs on Windows.
The computer that had rebooted itself on Friday was fine all day and then the second I turned the monitor off yesterday – it did it again. Turning off your monitor really shouldn’t reboot your machine should it?!
It was then I realised that plugged into the USB hub in [...]