What a year 2015 turned out to be?
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…
How to batch re-size multiple images in Windows 10?
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….
How to show thumbnail icons in Windows 10?
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…
How did folk buy stuff in the old days without quality reviewers?
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,…
Houston was a blast!
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…
The Surface Pro 4 i7 256GB SSD 16GB RAM
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…
Takealot.com are Email SPAMMERS!
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…
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