Posts By: Gary

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    Clearing Your Outlook Forms Cache

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    You’re working in Outlook, minding your own business and someone sends you a meeting request; you check your schedule, you’re free at the given date and time so you click on Accept only to see this: Restarting Outlook doesn’t help, nor does rebooting your machine; you’ve fallen victim to a corrupted forms cache. But don’t… Read more »

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    SSH Bits & Pieces

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    RTFM. Really. Although this is free advertising, before you use SSH for anything other than a drop in replacement for telnet buy a copy of O’Reilly’s SSH: The Definitive Guide, and then read it. It’s a rare O’Reilly book which doesn’t make you realise just how little you actually know about a subject and this… Read more »

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    Do You Know These People?

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    I get spam email; so does everyone I know with an email address. My mail client of choice is currently Apple’s Mail.app and this includes a Bayesian junk mail filtering system which, after a bit of training, is very effective. About once a week I check my junk mail folder. Just in case. There’s one… Read more »

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    More Artic Driver Than Road Warrior

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    First there was the paperless office which was going to free us from the drudgery of sheets of paper. That was first mooted as an idea in 1975 and my desk is still covered in the stuff. Hmm. Then there was wifi which was going to liberate us from wires and turn us all into… Read more »

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    Blosxom “Sticky” Plugin

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    A while back when I was using Blosxom to power my blog I wrote a plugin called sticky which forced given articles to appear as the most recent. When I changed my blog over to WordPress the plugin got temporarily misplaced. The plugin is still referenced online at the Unofficial Blosxom User Group plugin registry… Read more »

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    Look Behind You

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    There used to be a time when, if you were driving on a motorway or dual carriageway, you looked in your rear view mirror and you would see, approaching rapidly, very rapidly, a Bedford Astramax van. You would be safe to make at least one of the following assumptions about this van. It would be… Read more »

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    What’s That Process?

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    When I’m working on a Windows machine I like to keep Task Manager running minimised in my task bar so I’ve got immediate visual feedback on how hard my system’s working. That way, when I think my system’s not running as fast as it should be I can immediately see if the system’s maxed out… Read more »

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    Lists Don’t Need To Be Essential

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    A lot of blogs have lists of essential things and sheep like, I’ve done the same for my take on apps, one list for the Mac and another for Windows. Which is all fine and good. But it’s nice when you see a different take on this sort of list genre and these two lists… Read more »

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    Essential Windows Apps

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    I’ve already written about my choice of essential apps on the Mac and so, in the spirit of cross platform-ness, I thought I’d do the same for Windows. It’s proved a bit of an education. With one exception; the list of apps seems to fall into two distinct categories. Firstly, there’s those apps which are… Read more »

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    My Desk, Part 2

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    My desk(s) at home, in the office. Actually, we’re being polite here and we call it the office so as not to offend it; actually it’s one side of the loft room – hence the 45 degree angle of the ceilings in some of the photos. And so, in a clockwise direction we have an… Read more »