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My Computer, My World

My Computer, My World

My computer is the tool I use to do business. It allows me to write code, test it, create graphics and move tested websites from my computer to a web host. It allows me to communicate with clients and manage many other aspects of my business. But it also plays a huge...
Getting to know Android

Getting to know Android

Today I spent 10 minutes trying to solve a technical problem – how to turn on a mobile phone. Getting to grips with android is part adventure, part headache. I’m marvelling at the GPS and the apps that use it, but also failing to figure out reasonably...
Digital Memories

Digital Memories

I’ve just chucked out a box of floppies that I doggedly held onto despite not owning a PC with a floppy drive since 2006. I purchased my first floppy disc in 1988 ( a 5 1/4 inch true “floppy” ) and my first 3 1/2 inch floppy disc a year later. The...

The Domestic IT Department

It occurred to me lately that I need a part-time sysadmin for my home computer setup. Over the years it has grown in complexity, to rival the network of a typical small business. The thing is, my setup isn’t hugely atypical for a home office.I’ve had more...