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  1. Welcome to 2012

    October 22, 2012 by The Man

    … and Windows Updates isn’t even on by default…. WHY !!!

  2. Another helpful error message from Visual Web Developer 2010

    September 2, 2011 by The Man

    Please correct WHAT !?!?!?

    Yes I deleted the web.config and added another but still no joy. “Please correct before proceeding” really doesn’t help and as the site ran fine in the browser, and if you ran the page on its own it was fine then what could have been the issue ?

    Never did solve it but had to work around.

  3. Skype Tardis :)

    June 24, 2011 by The Man


  4. Wake on Wrong….

    May 5, 2011 by The Man

    Is it any wonder technology is so confusing … if there is one thing I know a bit about is Wake On Lan and I do my best to help as many people as possible to use the technology.

    Recently I saw on Twitter a question from serverfault about WoL so I thought I would pop over and see if I could help.

    Now this type of question I have been asked 100’s of times over the last 11 years. It’s always the same, I send a WoL signal to my machine and it wakes up for the first 15 minutes but after that nothing. Now 10 times out of 10 it is because the WoL packet was sent to the ip address of the machine. So what happens when that machine is turned off ? Well the machine no longer has that ip address although the ip address will remain in the arp cache of other equipment for a small amount of time.

    So why am I whining like a little bitch ? Well look above and you will see a so called expert not only mark my answer down but edit the original question. So John Gardeniers has now made a very small part of the internet a bit more stupid. Thanks John.

    Will it stop me from answering questions ? No, I leave the reader to make up their own mind but I cannot help but feel reputation on these kind of sites is diminished.

  5. Another wonderful message from Windows Updates

    January 26, 2011 by The Man

    So 59 updates were not needed, maybe should have told the shutdown script that šŸ™‚

  6. #Eng #Fail

    June 18, 2010 by The Man

    What’s the difference between a teabag and England? A teabag stays in the cup longer.

    The player of the match was the little bird on Algeria’s goal.

    MISSING PERSON NOTICE: 24 year-old male, last seen wearing Man Utd #10 shirt, answers to Wayne.

    David James to play in goal forĀ England against Algeria tonight. He was 3rd-choice last Saturday. Remarkable.

    We’re sending the AFC Smithfield DVD out toĀ ENG, they need all the help they can get!!!

    England are complaining to FIFA that a fan got into their dressing rooms after the game. Should be glad they still have one.

    The best thing about that match was that we don’t have to watch it again.

    Is England’s performance indicative of the English Premier League; inflated egos , inflated wages, poor overall English quality?

    3 hours of football played and Rob Green is still our top scorer.