Archive for the 'Web' Category

End of the e-Family

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

In so many ways this is the blog post I never wanted to write. And I can honestly say I never thought I would write it. In the middle of January Adrian told me he was leaving, suddenly, scarily, angrily. My world shattered. We have been married for 18 years and most of that was […]

Fixed: “Cheatin’ Uh?” WordPress auto upgrade problem

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Some time ago (I don't actually know when) I ceased to be the admin of this website. In fact for the longest while the site has had no proper admin at all. Even though I have admin status I lost all ability to carry out certain admin functions (such as viewing, adding or deleting users, […]

Today I don’t understand my digital life

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Stop the digital world I think I wanna get off ... Why am I posting this? What's it all about? Facebook? Twitter? Second Life? Blogging? Very suddenly today I just don't get it anymore... I'm writing as always sitting in my office. I   have a dozen applications open, some work, some not, some social, […]

Demon Webhosting? Stay Away!

Friday, April 20th, 2007

I’ve worked with a lot of web hosting companies, large and small, over the years, but I’ve got to say my worst ever experiences have been with Demon Internet.  And the very worst part is that it’s still ongoing! Last year Demon’s hosting platform went down for a couple of weeks.  Now there’s not a webhost […]

I got the ‘No RSS’ blues …

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Has anyone else noticed themselves getting a sort of ‘sad feeling’ when you visit a website that you think is cool only to find that it has no RSS feed.  And no blog.  And there is no forum.  No mailing list.  No dates that show when it was last updated?  Gah!  It could have been here for eons! […]

Deceptive Web Ads

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

I don’t like deceptive web ads.  The web of course has had a well-deserved bad reputation for dodgy advertising over the years, so much so that many people have popup blockers and ad stoppers to prevent seeing the ads at all.  In recent years however advertisers and site owners have cleaned up their act a […]

Blackmail Pop-ups? Whatever next…

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

I was on About.com earlier looking for a link for a class I’m teaching, when I got this popup:  [click for larger image]  What caught my eye with this one was the language … Sure it’s not the first such popup to say it’s tracked all the adult sites it says I’ve visited (which I […]

How to tell the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

This is so true!

Adrian’s got a new blog over on ZDNet

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Exciting news today. Starting today Adrian will be talking about Hardware in his new blog over on ZDNet. No he's not abandoning PC Doc; the two sites will complement each other very well, I think. Go for it Adi!

Amazon This is the page you made – Oh no it isn’t!

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Amazon’s ‘This Is The Page You Made’ page used to be a really handy feature for suggesting items that I might like, based on previous purchases and items I’ve looked at recently.  But the last few days has changed all that because the only things Amazon.co.uk suggests I might like are pornographic art books or […]

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