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Time Machine: love it/hate it

Backups, we all know we should and many of us neglect them because it is too fiddly, too slow, too much trouble, whatever. One of the things that I love about OS X is Time Machine, Apple’s built-in proprietary backup software, because it runs in the background...

Mac vs Windows – a simple task compared

Recently we acquired a new printer which is attached to our home network. Setting up our various Macs to use it was a dream, the work of a minute or so, as each computer found the printer using Apple’s Bonjour service. My wife’s Windows PC was a different...

A domain name success

My wife and I are planning an online business selling paintings and photographs, mostly landscapes. After a lot of discussion and many searches that ended up in names already in use, of at reserved by leeches, we decided that Lens and Brush was a suitable name. Of...

Landgrabbing leeches!

Imagine that you have just had a great idea for a brilliant business. No one else has thought of it, in fact no one else could even do it. You are going to make a lot of money. So, you start setting up the business: set up a company, check; file a patent, check;...

RapidWeaver & WordPress

Well, if you are seeing this you have found your way to my “new” blog, which is the same as the old blog except that it is now hosted on my own website. Perhaps I should explain. WordPress is open source software (available from WordPress.org), anyone can...

Rapid(ish)weaver

I maintain two websites, one is a very simple “landing page” for anyone who might be searching the web for me or one of my immediate family. The other is slightly more complex with some of my pictures, a little about me and an RSS feed from this site. Both...