2015 has proved to be an extra special year in a number of ways. There were a few firsts along the way for the Bowens. You know you are getting old when the f#@!ing optometrist tells you it is time to wear glasses. “No way!” I said, but there was no denying the skewed results, […]
You have probably noticed when you right click on an image in Windows Explorer, there is no option to re-size. Fear not as there is a great little program called “Image Resizer for Windows“, which does just that and much more. Download it from the CodePlex website. Once installed highlight the image or images (it supports batch re-sizing). […]
Before: I recently noticed my Windows 10 was not showing the thumbnail preview icons. It didn’t matter how big or small the icon was, it would show the default windows image for the file type. This is not very useful if one is looking at a folder full of icons. After: Icons showing correctly.
It has taken a few extra months to get my act together to replace my aging 8 year old iMac, but I have finally done it. It required a few thousand miles of flying to the USA and back and some help from Amazon, but it looks awesome. I am hoping this setup can last for […]
Normally before I buy anything, I spend many hours researching or reading reviews on the item in question, and then I make a formal decision based on a dozen or so positive reviews from random sources. It has eliminated the need to ever return faulty goods, because good reviews mean good quality products. I wonder how […]
My work trip to Houston turned out to be a very productive week. It is always fun going to Houston as my colleagues at Platts like to spoil me rotten, and this time was no exception. There was no rest for the wicked and I was out every night with them. Highlights of my trip; the […]
Last night I visted the Microsoft store in the Galleria shopping mall in Houston, Texas and purchased the Surface Pro 4 i7 256GB SSD 16GB RAM. As part of a package deal, I also got a teal coloured touch cover 4 keyboard, a lovely bag and a 5 user licence for Office 365. So starts […]
Whenever I register with a new company, be it online or in a shop, I always check or un-check the option to receive marketing emails. Yet some companies take the piss and ignore these boxes and send SPAM regardless. Takealot.com is one such company. I wrote to them recently asking to be unsubscribed and they promptly […]