Sunday, August 25, 2013

Magic TrackPad will not connect

After spending hours looking for a solution, I finally managed to get my Magic Trackpad working on my Mac. It was previously paired with my work Mac and I removed the devices, but still couldn't get this working. I tried many tools, including a suite of tools from Xcode, but finally found this very simple solution:

1. Hold down the power button on the Magic Trackpad for 5 seconds until it turns off.

2. Hold down the power button on the Magic Trackpad for another 5 seconds until the light starts flashing... KEEP THE BUTTON HELD DOWN Whilst still holding the button pair the Trackpad with your 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Speed up Windows boot time

I got a bit frustrated with the start time of my PC a few months ago and after changing configurations using msconfig, I wanted to find an easier way of doing things.

After a bit of searching I found Soluto .. this app is great! It's a .net app that's FREE and it checks the health of your machine along with startup apps. After an install, account created and a reboot it advises which services you can stop and which  you can delay.

This makes for a faster PC without having to mess around, plus it keeps working to see whereelse it can speed things up. Go check it here:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Blackberry extend rings until voicemail

for some reason a Blackberry by default goes to VM after 2 rings. To change it you're supposed to call your service provider. Alternatively you can just enter one of the codes below:

**61*121*10*30# Then press the call button VODAFONE
**61*901*10*30# Then press the call button O2
**61*123*10*30# Then press the call button Orange
**61*150*10*30# Then press the call button T-Mobile

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises pays homage to Tim Burton's Batman

All of my friends think that I'm a bit crazy, but I'm convinced that Christopher Nolan is paying homage to Tim Burton in the new Batman film; The Dark Knight Rises. Have a look at my theory below and tell me what you think...

I recently saw the new batman trailer:

and cannot wait to see it. However I spotted something, if you listen to the clip at 35 seconds you hear someone clearly saying 'What are you'

Now rewind to 1988 and the Tim Burton version:

Go to 49 seconds in and listen.

Now I'm sure this is intential and is Christopher Nolan paying tribute to the original. I also think there's some irony as Tim Burton's Batman was supposed to be super scary and he's saying that Bane actually is scary.

Let me know what you think.. maybe I'm just going a bit insane, but I'm sure there is a link!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Professional CV Writing

I made a decision a few months ago that it was time to start looking for a new job. Despite over 15 years experience, I was struggling to find anything! Recruiters were not calling and my applications were being rejected. After a month of no success I decided to have my CV written professionally and was VERY impressed with the results.

I used a company called they turned the CV around in just 3 days and they happily made changes for me. Within a week I had 2 interviews lined up and just waiting to hear back now. All in all I thoroughly recommend using this company!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Export your blog from Weebly to Wordpress

1) download your RSS blog as .xml - if you don't know how to do this, just use the save as function in your browser and name the file export.xml
2) open the file up in notepad and remove the following from the file(use find and replace!)

and then save your file
3) Open Wordpress and install the RSS importer plugin
4) Open the RSS importer plugin and upload your modified export.xml file (you should find this under tools -> import --> RSS)
5) You will now find that your blog posts have been transferred from Weebly to Wordpress

Unfortunately this process does not include your categories/tags or pictures. To rectify this you'll have to manually edit the posts. However we couldn't find any resource on the web explaining to do this, so hopefully this will be of use to some people.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

How to display amazon associate ads on your blogger site

Despite thinking this would be easy, it turned out to be a bit of a pain! So to make your life easier, here are the definitive steps on how to add an amazon affiliate ad to your blogger blog.

1) Log in to amazon associates website (sign up for an account if you don't have one already)
2) Click on the widgets button
3) Chose Recommended product links Widget (you can use any one you want, but this seems to be the best in our opinion)
4) Chose your product line and keywords or subcategory
5) Select the size you need - for our template we chose 200 x 200
6) Copy the html generated into notepad
7) Go to edit and replace & with & amp; (without the space) and replace all
8) copy the new html and then log into Blogger and edit your template (Design > Edit html)
9) Paste the html onto your template - we recommend putting it here: "div id='sidebar-wrapper'>"

Hopefully this will save you a lot of time. Please let us know if it works!