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Archive for March, 2007

Refund from Dell at last – Purchase of HP Pavilion dv6285eu laptop

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

I’ve finally got my refund from Dell for the Inspiron 6400 laptop which never arrived – See full story on Dell laptop that went missing (Inspiron 6400).

I’ve now purchased a HP Paviliion dv6285eu. Part of the Pavilion 64000 series the laptop is based on an AMD 64 x2 processor, with Nvidia 7200 graphics, and comes installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. I’m also looking at installing Linux on it …

Children First for Health – NHS website

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

I’ve come across a website recently that is particularly useful for parents and children alike. It’s an NHS website specifically aimed at children and their parents. NHS – Children First for Health

Dell – Cancelled my laptop order – but still no refund

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Further to my post: Dell’s Helpless Desk – The Missing Laptop Computer I have now finally been able to cancel my order for a laptop, but it took a 30 minute long phone call to do it, and it is going to take several days more to get my money back. First I got passed […]

Dell’s Helpless Desk – The Missing Laptop Computer

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

I have purchased a new Dell laptop recently. Unfortunately although it was supposed to have arrived about almost a week ago, I have no idea when to expect it. I was contacted by Walsh Western, who are the courier firm used by Dell, and arranged for it to be delivered last Tuesday. I stayed at […]

NHS Web Site on Hepititis C

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Travelling home from work I heard an advert on the radio about information on Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a disease spread through contact with blood or other bodily fluids. Not as well known as other viruses such as HIV or Hepatitis B it’s not something I new much about. The advert referred to the […]

Who wants to be a Linuxaire?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Since I have closed the Penguin Tutor Linux Forums due to spam the best way to leave comments about the Penguin Tutor website is to leave a comment to the blog. So feel free to comment on this post here. Unfortunately the comments don’t yet appear on the Penguin Tutor website directly as the actual […]

Fighting SPAM with the Thunderbird Email Client for Windows, Mac OSX or Linux

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

I’ve been using the Thunderbird Email client for reading my emails for quite some time now. One feature that is included which I haven’t needed to use until recently is the anti-SPAM feature. The reason that I haven’t needed this is that previously my emails were filtered through a server based SPAM filter, which did […]

NSPCC Campaign – Noel Edmonds – Caring for Children in Court Appeal

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

NSPCC LogoI have received an email from the NSPCC asking me to lobby the Government to help children that give evidence in court. The email is from Noel Edmonds


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