Category Archives: Text

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My Chromecast Saga

For once the “Getting started” documentation was clear and correct. I plugged the Chromecast #1 (upstairs) into my TV via HDMI; then I had to go online on my smartphone to do the “Setup”, this involved downloading and installing “Google … Continue reading

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My pc-muse never arrived

My pc-muse never visited me for the first U3A meeting after the summer break; but I managed to talk about emails and virus “pass-on” when replying, thanks to one member sending in a question about it. This led to talking … Continue reading

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I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It all started after I successfully installed Ubuntu on a XP laptop; it’s cd/dvd player didn’t work and because of the way Ubuntu installs (from boot up) I couldn’t use an external dvd player; but had to make a bootable … Continue reading

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Just a Snippet I came across

How many times have you wanted to be able to cut just a little piece out of a screen display, be it from an advert, an internet picture or just some text somewhere on your screen?   Up till now … Continue reading

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My bad start to 2016

Happy 2016 – I wish you all a successful and prosperous year. Now that I have started ‘working’ again – IT-buddy at the library today was a waste of time as nobody turned up. So my two hours reserved for … Continue reading

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Just another week as an IT-buddy

My first student on Wednesday was a partial sighted young man who had problems with the settings on his laptop. Especially as he could/can only sit at the laptop for about an hour at the most. I was auto-upgraded to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Movie Maker

Have you ever on your smart-phone or your camera shot a whole movie upside down or sideways? When you came to look at it you could have cried! What do you do now? Don’t worry; Microsoft can help you here. … Continue reading

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Check for duplicated files

How many duplicated files have you got? Have you ever wondered if you have backed-up or copied a file to somewhere? Have you ever wondered if and how many versions of the same file you have stored on your pc? … Continue reading

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Easy merge of PDF files

I was scanning a booklet into PDF formatted files; but I really only wanted one file and couldn’t remember how to make the scanner do the work. So I looked around and found this easy and free software: PDFbinder (and … Continue reading

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Further progress moving to another site host

There were some widgets missing that I had to find and install. I like the Image widget & and as you can see I found it. I also wanted something for WordPress to automatic Tweet my posts when published and … Continue reading

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