2013 in review

October 11th, 2014 by admin No comments »

Travelled a lot in the UK in 2013 which was nice to see the country I lived in for 13 years.

 

December – Portugal

September – Abu Dhabi

August – Stratford Upon Avon, Whistable

July – Liverpool

May – Yorkshire, Whales

April – Portugal

March – France

February  – Spain

January – Portugal

Two flights five movie reviews

December 29th, 2013 by admin No comments »

Recently I did 2 long haul flights and watched 5 movies here is my short review of them:

  • Elysium (6.5 out of 10) Prime example of a movie where the trailer sets very high expectations for a movie which is just so so. The movie is okay and worth watching but in my view the trailer is better than the movie.
  • Kick-Ass 2 (4.5 out of 10) Terry sequel. I mean the first one was okay this one is just bad. The Story is rubbish the whole movie is just not worth your time. Don’t watch.
  • We’re the Millers (7 out of 10) Average to good comedy movie. The trailer was good and the movie delivered a worth watch comedy.
  • 2 Guns (7 out of 10) Another movie worth watching, it is a big long but Denzel and Mark make it worth watching. There is action and an intriguing and not obvious from the beginning story.
  • The Wolverine (6.5 out of 10) Average action movie, story is okay, action is okay but nothing stands out in this movie

 

 

Replacing Nexus 4 cracked screen

July 26th, 2013 by admin No comments »

Tips and pictures of my recent geek endeavours of replacing my Nexus 4 screen.

 

It was a nice summer day in London when my Nexus 4 dropped out of my pocket while I was enjoying the rare sunshine in a food market tucking in a pork belly roll.

 

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Migrating from Android to Android (SGN to N4)

February 20th, 2013 by admin No comments »

I have been an android user now for over a year and decided to upgrade from a Samsung Galaxy Nexus to a Nexus 4.

In short it is a very simple and easy process but there is room for improvement.

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Migrating from iOS to Android

January 19th, 2012 by admin 1 comment »

After long and arduous deliberation I have ditched my iPhone 3GS for a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, pure google goodness of Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.x

Why did I move to Android?
For as long as I can remember whenever a friend of mine asked me Android or iOS which one should they go for I have always said Android. In my heart I didn’t want to move to android, I had grown accustomed to the quirky things of the iPhone, I didn’t want a sub par camera on the GN compared to iPhone 4S super camera but in the end I had to practice what I preached.

72h of Android what do I think of it?
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Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found

August 18th, 2010 by admin 4 comments »

Solution to Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found

It has now been 2 weeks now since I been able to access https://web.barclayscyclehire.tfl.gov.uk/

Finally found a simple solution to my problem

Change my DNS to Google DNS simples :)

If you need the DNS they are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

Starcraft 2 freezes – solution

August 5th, 2010 by admin No comments »

After refusing to pay 10 quid more to buy StarCraft 2 online vs a hard copy I got the game and been playing it for 2 days or so.

The bloody game freezes up in my Quad Core machine with 8Gig of RAM

After reading a few pages like this and this the thing that worked best for me was to assign the running program to just one core.

Really don’t understand why a program that has just been released has trouble running on Quad Core CPU, but that seem to do the trick for now.

Just thought I would share this with the masses.

If your StarCraft freezes in the game for 1min or 2 then just go into  TaskManager and assign the affinity of the program to just one core like the picture bellow

StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2



Update 22th Aug 2010

Nothing to do with dual or quad core it was my graphics card “ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3”

I thought it was fairly new and powerful. The default settings were High and when I set it to slow it works just fine on all 4 cores.

I am going to try to update the drivers and see if I can play it in a high setting.

Saving commute money with barclays cycle hire scheme TfL

August 3rd, 2010 by admin No comments »

It feels like I start with all post promising to post more

This time I’m writing about how I am saving a bundle every way by commuting to work with the barclays cycle hire scheme rather then Bus/Tube.

I bought a bike about a year ago, cheap a bit broken from www.gumtree.com thinking I got a bargain, just need to fix something here and there. Truth was I have never been bothered and therefore never cycled into work or anywhere for that matter.

Along came this scheme from TfL sponsored by Barclay to hire a bicycle just around the corner from me and drop it near work. The benefits is I don’t have to maintain the bike, I don’t have to worry about anything apart from paying and driving it. The downside is I need to go somewhere to find it, there might or might not be available.

So let’s get down to numbers. How much do I spend a year travelling to and from work yearly.

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facebook accounts being hacked

October 2nd, 2009 by admin 3 comments »

facebook-hack

Seeing a lot of status updates from friends saying

I lost 8 1/2 pounds in only 2 weeks with this new pill! visit PurgeColon.net to get your free trial pack!

All this status updates are made via “Mobile Web”

Does this mean the hack is on the facebook account?

Has to be said, it is very strange.

Trying out new nextGEN gallery

August 17th, 2009 by admin 2 comments »

Thickbox is okay but a nice guy like nextGEN for managing galleries and albums is much better.

In yet another trial post i am going to test a few feature of the nextGEN gallery.

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