Thickbox is now working !!!

August 11th, 2009 by admin 2 comments »

I think I finally got thickbox to work

Lets give it a try here


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this what the thickbox 3.1

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My frist Proms concert – Prom 12 with the BBC Philharmonic

July 28th, 2009 by admin No comments »

About time I wrote something
This time to be a little different from my usual techy and travelling stuff I’m going to write about something I know nothing or very little about, classical music and the proms.

I recently went to my first Proms concert, Prom 12.

 

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4 months of “Mean Machine”

May 26th, 2009 by admin No comments »

It has been 4 months since I built and been using my PC, so what are my impressions so far?

 

For starters I will say I AM PLEASED WITH WINDOWS VISTA.

Yes really, windows vista is not as bad as people said. Sure its not as good as XP, but once you get the hang of it and its silly hiden menus and settings it’s alright.

 

Now 64bit is a different thing.

A lot of the applications are still 32bit therefore I gain no advantage when running them on my new machine, if anything some of them have given me hassle.

Couter Strike Source for some reason somtimes freezes, for no aparent reason and I am sure it has to do with it being “emulated” from a 32bit running on a 64bit CPU. It is so frustrating how it happens sporadically, it just drives me mad.

 

Had a slight problem with my graphics card ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 and my Dell monitor on Windows Vista 64bit.

If I used the VGA cable from the monitor it worked fine, if I used the DVI cable it woudnlt work. Basically after windows booted up when you see the Windows logo before you Login the monitor would turn off saying no signal found. After a few windows updates there was one for a Dell monitor, I then tried the DVI cable again and things worked fine.

 

Think this will be it for now with regards of post on my PC for now

My Mean Machine is finished :)

February 8th, 2009 by admin 2 comments »

I have been quiete this year, just busy with work and life in general.

But i finally got time to buy all the parts for my computer and what did I buy for £614 britsh pounds

 

Find out after the break …

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New World Stock Market Widget

November 14th, 2008 by admin 4 comments »

After some tinkering about i manage to fit in nicely the Stock Market Widget from SaneBull

Great website when it works, i believe it uses a lot of java script and its all interactive (ajax) it doesnt always load if you work in a organization with 100s of firewalls which is my case.

Will keep it short and sweet for now

Building a PC – Update 1

October 22nd, 2008 by admin No comments »

First update on my challenge to build a new pc.

 

Current Decision:

CPU – Intel Quad Core of some sort around 130 quid

Ram – 4GB PC2-8500C5 1066MHz   around 70   quid

Motherboard – P5Q Deluxe               around 130 quid

 

Things to decide:

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Building a PC

October 13th, 2008 by admin 1 comment »

Been a while since i wrote anything so i thought why not put my blog that is read by millions of people (if i am lucky i get 2 friends to read it) to good use and get you guys out there to help me out building my new pc.

 

So far what I have decided:

CPU – Intel Quad Core of some sort around 130quid

Ram – 4GB around 100quid

 

I need to decide on the mobo and then what type of RAM ddr2 or ddr3

 

Mobo:

So the chipset will be P45 as it seems to be the best around at the moment, a lot of website rank the Asus P5Q – Deluxe  does any one suggest any other mobo and why?

 

Ram:

DDR2 or DDR3 what are ur opinions, i haven’t got a clue about this one.

 

Thanks and stay tunes

Checking out ThickBox

September 14th, 2008 by admin 2 comments »

Trying out the new plugin ThickBox

This pictures should pop out in a overlay over my site and you should be able to click next

Plant 1

Plant 2

Plant 3

did it work?

what do you guys think ?

PacMan of personal details

August 19th, 2008 by admin No comments »

David Lloyd Health Club and Fitness Centres really got me going.

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So I decided to check out how much it would cost to use their swimming pool for a bit of exercise. Like anyone in the XXI century i checked out their website http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/ totally useless when it comes to prices really.

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The only way to find out more information about prices and memberships is to fill in this form which gives them ridiculous amounts of information like my address and phone number.

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So I decided the hell with them I will walk in and ask for the information my self.

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finviz.com – great for picking stock

August 11th, 2008 by admin 1 comment »

It has been a while.

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Just bumped into this website www.finviz.com via www.stocktwits.com which in turn I found via http://www.wallstrip.com/2008/08/11/twitter/

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So what’s so cool about finziv?

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Well they have an extremely powerful search tool for you to find the best stock.
When you have the list narrow down to a few stock you can just over over the price of each individual stock and a graph of historical prices comes up without any delay or an extra popup or window, really user friendly stuff.

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Also their SotckMap is rather good and customizable, zoomable, etc…
Just hover over a stock and look at the right hand side for the % gained or lost in the past or current day.

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Hope you guys enjoy this website

For my day to day portfolios I use yahoo and google finance both have their Pro and Cons