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Why can’t you call a Windows folder ‘CON’?


After reading this quite interesting – and entertaining – list of 25 things you didn’t know about Windows to celebrate Windows’ 25th anniversary, I got to wondering…

Number 23 says you can’t name a Windows folder “CON”. Try it. Create a folder on the desktop and call it CON, it’ll rename to “new folder”. Why? Actually, the answer’s simple…Read More »

Why isn’t there a Spotify for TV?


Why isn’t there a Spotify for television? I don’t necessarily mean from Spotify themselves, but why is nobody actually doing it? Before you scream the house down – Hulu! Seesaw! YouTube! MSN Video! iTunes! – they’re not the same. Not the same at all. Let me explain…Read More »

Goodbye Xmarks?


Two days ago, it seemed that XMarks was going to close, forever. It seems that they’ve had a load of comments saying “oh no, what do I do now – they’re the only cross browser sync in the business” (they don’t – sadly – support Opera, but do support Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari, although sadly that last on Mac only).

Turns out there might be a lifeline yet… Here’s the details, and if you can’t wait, just go and pledge to pay between $10 and $20 for a premium service. That’s a year. Yes folks, a year. Sounds like a good deal to me…


WordPress auto-updates again!


For a while, I’ve not had WordPress automatic updates working. It’s been time consuming to do them manually. Finally, I found this post on “Varun’s Whiteboard on Technology”.

Turns out my web host (1and1, in case you were wondering) provides both PHP4 and 5. While useful, it confuses WordPress. The solution? Edit the .htaccess file. Simples… when you know how!




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