What does “&amp” mean?

Sometimes, when you’re using Twitter or Facebook, you’ll see something like this: Had a great lunch today with Alice &amp Bob to discuss the new project And at first that reads fine. But halfway through there’s “&amp”, which doesn’t make much sense. It looks like a glitch. And that’s actually what it is. The reason this occurs is that HTML… More →

Top 5 free word processors

Microsoft Word is the world’s most popular word processing package. And while it’s mature, robust and capable, these days it costs an annual subscription to use it. So what happens if you don’t have the money? Or maybe your computer runs Linux? Well, there are plenty of alternatives, some of them free, that you can use, and while nothing is… More →

Installing OS/2 Warp in a Virtual Machine

I’ve had OS/2 running in a virtual machine for years; specifically, a Virtual PC one. But I’ve always known that OS/2 has idiosyncracies, such that it won’t run in VMWare (although it’s getting better in VirtualBox). By change I stumbled on the excellent site OS/2 Museum. The whole site is fascinating, and if you’re interested in the history of OS/2,… More →