Archive for the ‘Technology’ category

Windows 10 Will Not Start From RTC Alarm (Fixed)

August 27, 2019

A.K.A. Troubles With Power Management and Fastboot…! Introduction I’ve been trying to set up my windows desktop PC so that it: Starts automatically at 22:30, the time when cheap electricity runs in the house. Only runs for 30mins or so after starting up, unless I start work on it.  This is just to ensure it […]

Joking YouTube Programmers

April 29, 2015

Error on a Youtube Page Shows Joking Programmers at Work Instead of the usual 500 error, here’s what I got on an old Youtube upload page in my browser…. 500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, […]

Automatic Metric Solves Wireless and Ethernet Network Issues

December 20, 2014

Automatic Metric: Windows 7 Laptop Will Only Connect to Huawei E5372 on UK Three Network, OR the Wired Home Network Windows 8 Computers Work Fine Though! Automatic Metric is the place to be! I have two networks essentially: The “normal” wired network (gigabyte ethernet) that links all computers and printers through the Cisco Router. The […]

Windows Experience Index – in 8.1 – Where is it?

September 25, 2013

Introduction Recently Microsoft announced  a bit of a climb down over its release of Windows 8.1 to MSDN developers (like me).  Their previous stand was for developers to get 8.1 at the same time as commercial release. So I’ve had a look, installing it into a VirtualBox environment… The focus of this article is on […]

Synology – Better Than Most Backup Solutions for Me!

March 19, 2013

What is the Best Backup for Windows in a Small Home or Office?  (SOHO) This is the question I asked myself over two years ago.  At the time I recommended the SynologyDS210j and I still would if they made it! It’s now been replaced by the DS212j, that’s it on the left. This though, is […]