Category Archives: computing

Wireless keyboard shift key problem

After tens of minutes of faffing about trying to work out why the shift key on the keyboard on our Medion PC stopped working, I traced it to … a keyboard reset (aka take the batteries out, put them in, … Continue reading

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Moving base clock (geek^2)

Binary clocks are so last millennium.  You know the ones I mean – each of the normal decimal digits are represented in binary.  If you don’t know what I mean, I suggest you stop here and move along to something … Continue reading

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Time was when decent screens were expensive

<Geek mode> We have been looking for a small TV for the study – nothing flash, just a wee one that has a digital tuner.  As it happens the monitor that is linked to the computer in the study is … Continue reading

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A human sense of scale

I was reading something on the latest generation of silicon technology recently – devices whose line size is 34 nanometers (that’s 34 billions of a metre).  The example device was a 32Gigabit memory unit – and again, as a reminder, … Continue reading

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Linux music downloads – Amazon to the rescue

Like many others, we now buy almost all our music online.  From itunes.  With DRM.  That’s fine (ish) if you use Windows or a MAC, but much more painful if you use Linux, as we do.  I believe it’s possible … Continue reading

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