Archive for August, 2010

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

August 18th, 2010

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

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

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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