Category Archives: Technology

Dashlane Easter Egg – Konami Code reveals Conway’s Game of Life

I’ve been a Dashlane user for a while now, having found out about it through a friend and respected colleague who started working for them in the Paris office. What you may not know is that Dashlane¬†have invited a number … Continue reading

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Why we stopped using the Microsoft Sync Framework

Somebody on Stack Overflow recently asked for reasons why I wouldn’t reccommend using the¬†Microsoft Sync Framework. Below is some feedback which I sent to the Sync Framework team at Microsoft which covers this fairly well and may be useful to … Continue reading

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The New Efficiency: The UK Technical Launch of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010

Tuesday was the UK Technical Launch of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 at Wembley Stadium. The weather was pretty grim but it was good to finally walk down Olympic Way for the first time and … Continue reading

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Training and events I’ve been to

For the last few years I’ve been trying to keep a list of all work-related training and events I’ve been to. I recently updated this and thought it might be interesting to post it here. Events are shown in chronological … Continue reading

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Turning off the beep on a Dell Latitude D620

Right-click on "My Computer", then click "Manage" Click on "Device Manager" Click on "View > Show hidden Devices" Click on "Non-Plug and Play Drivers". Then right-click on "Beep" and choose "disable". Restart Source: yorkspace.com – see the comments

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Filter for WinMerge

A lot of web development tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage like to create annoying files and folders throughout a build. I’m sure they’re useful to somebody, but they just get in the way when you’re doing a comparison of two … Continue reading

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jQuery and SWFObject

If you have any problems with jQuery and SWFObject conflicting, put the SWFObject code in the $(document).ready event handler.

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ASP.NET debugging in Firefox – resources not loading

For a while I’ve had trouble with Firefox when using a local IIS 5 install to test/debug an ASP.NET application. Some of the images and other resources weren’t loading, almost as if a limit had been hit. It would also … Continue reading

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Can’t execute code from a freed script

Another good reason to hate Internet Explorer 6 and it’s hopeless error messages. If you ever get the JavaScript (or should that be JScript) error “Can’t execute code from a freed script” – try moving any meta tags in the … Continue reading

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Globalisation/Globalization and Charity IT Resources

While tidying my bookmarks today, I found a load of sites I’d used for my MSc. I thought I might as well post them here before I delete them as it took me a while to collect them all and … Continue reading

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