Outdoor Green Screen Use On TV Is Insane – Gizmodo

February 18th, 2010 1 comment

Wow. This, to me, seems completely amazing as well as pointless – why not put the people outside anyway, surely it’s much much cheaper!

Outdoor Green Screen Use On TV Is Insane – Special Effects – Gizmodo.

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Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you

February 18th, 2010 No comments

Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you. From The Register

Thank god for Bootnotes!

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Uninstalling McAfee Anti-Virus

February 15th, 2010 No comments

I’ve just uninstalled McAfee from my Vista laptop. It’s soooooo much quicker now. Firefox starts up so much quicker it’s unbelievable.

Still feel like I need a RAM boost, but it’s a definite good start!

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World’s Scariest Hiking Trail

January 31st, 2010 No comments
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January 31st, 2010 No comments

We had a major shock when we arrived at the reservoir this morning. The entire reservoir was frozen. We’ve never seen anything like that before – small ice patches, and certains arms of the reservoir, sure, buy not the whole damn thing!

Considering that yesterday, there was no ice at all (thanks to the wind); and that the ice was pretty thick (about 1cm), it must have got pretty cold last night!

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Oh My Word

January 13th, 2010 2 comments

Dear God! I never ever thought that things would get this cheap. £2 for a DVD player?

Model number: DVD74 Alba DVD Player – Robert Dyas –.

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Syncing Facebook to Google Calendar to the iPhone

January 8th, 2010 No comments

How almost awesome is this!

Syncing Facebook to Google Calendar to the iPhone.

It describes how to take your Facebook Events, and get them into Google Calendar, then you can get them synchronised to you mobile device using Google Sync (I’ve done that last bit already.) This will save a bit of a headache.

I was prompted to look for this by the recent upgrade to the iPhone Facebook App, which now provides contact synchronisation with your Contacts on the phone. The problem I found wihth this though is that it’s very non-descriptive as to what it actually synchronises.

According to several newsgroup posts, it only synchronises the profile photo to the contact, and even then it overwrites the ones that you choose. So I went looking for a better solution, and found this diversion.

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Oh My God

December 30th, 2009 No comments

Oh my God Tesco, Holmbush Centre, Shoreham – NO!

It’s still bloody Christmas!

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How to Try the New Google Search

November 26th, 2009 No comments

Thanks to Gizmodo, I can now see the brilliant new Google interface. Seems to work extremely well.

How to Try the New Google Search – Google Search – Gizmodo.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t affect GMail either – I can’t wait to get my eyes on that new theme!

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Word 2003 – Elusive White Space

November 19th, 2009 No comments

Oh thank fuck for that!

For a while, I’ve had a problem with Word 2oo3. Whenever I started a new document based on the Normal Template, I could see the vertical ruler, but I could not see the margins at the top and the bottom of the page. This meant that whenever I typed anything, the text appeared at the very top of the page. If I clicked the ruler, and tried to drag the margins, nothing happened.

Today, I had to write a new document, and it needed to look professional, so I decided that I needed to fix it. The Microsoft Office website was a heap of crap, so I Googled it and quite quickly came across the following page:

Elusive White Space.

A quick click at the bottom of the page resolved the issue for me!

Turns out, I hadn’t buggered up my template, Word was doing that by design. Genius……

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