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Archive for April, 2007

British Heart Foundation – Get your 30 minutes any way

Monday, April 30th, 2007

The British Heart Foundation are running a new ad campaign. 30 minutes activity a day can save your life. The campaign is to encourage everyone to do at least 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a week. This will help keep your heart healthy and reduce the risk of heart disease. Exercise does […]

Password Safe (pwsafe) – and Linux alternatives

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I have used Password Safe (pwsafe) as a way of saving encrypted passwords on my Windows computer for some time. The software is open source, so is available for free. I’ve been happy with the software and as such have not visited the site for some time. I downloaded the latest version to install on […]

Protecting Children from Evil Adults

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

I struggled with the title of this post. There are few words that can describe people that abuse children and the ones I’ve read about in the news lately make me feel sick. We see and hear some pretty horrific things through the news, but rarely have I felt as sick as I have done […]

Microsoft $3 Windows package for poor nations

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Microsoft is providing software to poor countries at a discounted price of only $3 including stripped-down Windows and Office. See: Vnunet News – Microsoft offers $3 Windows package for poor nations. It appears that Microsoft is pitching this as a great thing that they are doing to benefit the poorer nations, but appears to be […]

Recycle Ink Catridges – Send a Cow

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

I recently bought some more ink for my printer (Canon Pixma IP4200 Inkjet Printer). I purchased the printer through the Amazon.co.uk market place from helpdeskit.

Internet Explorer 7 has broken my Bluetooth in Windows XP

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

I have a bluetooth USB key which I was able to use under Windows XP before. Since Windows Update has upgraded my browser to Internet Explorer 7, the security features now mean that I cannot browse throught he bluetooth tree. I get the pop-up message about how Internet Explorer has prevented something from running (perhaps […]

A new look for St John Ambulance

Friday, April 13th, 2007

St John Ambulance has updated its image with a new logo. The new logo retains the white cross from the organisations history, but adds a modern new look. This is the first change to the logo since 1968. Along with the new logo the organisation is creating a single look for the organisation to reinforce […]

PenguinTutor website – down due to renewal issues!

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

The PenguinTutor website has been down for a few days. It turns out that my domain had expired and I didn’t realise. The domain is hosted by Compila and I’m not sure whether they didn’t send an email reminder, or I didn’t receive it (perhaps accidentally discarded as SPAM). The domain has now been renewed […]

Play Monday Lottery – Live on TV

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Play Monday, the Charities Lottery, is now on TV. The programme shows on Monday evenings on HollywoodTV (Sky channel 163). There have been a number of changes to the Lottery since PlayMonday has a new owner NetplayTV. If you haven’t played the Monday Lottery for a while (or at all), then now is a good […]

Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux

Friday, April 6th, 2007

These are the three different operating systems that I run on my home computers. Linux on my server, and dual boot on my desktop and my old laptop, and my new laptop can installed with Windows Vista. Here’s a quick review of the three different operating systems. Linux My operating system of choice is Linux. […]


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