Restoring Your iPad From Backup (When Things Go Wrong)

If I’ve seemed surprisingly quiet over the past couple of days, it is because I decided that I ought to finally respond to Apple’s notifications that there was an update available for iOS, the iPad operating system. I backed up my iPad, then let it do its thing. As has happened on the last several [Read More...]

How To Fix Any Computer Problem

  I'm sure I've shared this here before, but it is so great, it is worth sharing again. From XKCD, with HT for the reminder to ProfHacker   [Read more...]

Disqus 2012 Redux

I’ve switched Disqus 2012 features back on. Hopefully the threads and replies and other nice functions will go back to the way they were and will now work on all browsers. It seems to be working OK to me now. Please let me know if something seems strange or doesn’t work, or if it all [Read More...]

Solving the Annoying Flashing Input Menu on Insignia Televisions

My blog is usually about other things, but I have occasionally been able to offer useful technical advice. My solution to the problem of experiencing a black screen after login on Windows Vista remains one of the most viewed entries of all time on this blog. (My post on the most effective squirrel baffle of [Read More...]

Disqus Comments

I’ve heard from a couple of people that there seem to be issues with Disqus comments loading properly. It sounds as though the problem may be limited to Internet Explorer, although it is hard to tell. They seem to load fine for me – sometimes a little slowly, when there are lots of comments. Since [Read More...]

Easier Jailbreak Now Available for iPad 2 and iPhone Using PC with Absinthe

Lots of people who tried jailbreaking their iPad 2 or iPhone using the initial command line release experienced errors and problems. Thankfully, Absinthe for PC (think of it as Jailbreak 2.0, if you wish) is already available, a simple application that you can run and which should work. You may want to make a backup [Read More...]

How To Solve Any Computer Problem

It has been a while since this has been circulated, and so I thought it about time to share it again… [Read more...]


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