Have you been Googled?

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Go to this link.. http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/help/maps/streetview/. Next, click on the “Try Street View on Google Maps”. Next, type your home address into the ‘search maps’ box. Can you see your house? Google have been very busy indeed building up the ’street view’ database. They use vehicles like the one of the right seen in Toronto. It […]

I knew it would happen..

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The latest unit added to the home network here is no longer a current model. The Toshiba L500 Satellite Pro has been replaced by the L650. This is Toshiba’s statement on the matter.. We’re sorry. The Satellite L500 Series is no longer available at most retail stores, online retailers, resellers, or ToshibaDirect.com. That’s nice. At […]

Easeus Data Recovery Wizard

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I had cause to require the services of a data recovery utility recently after having lost 2 x 100gb partitions on a SATA drive. My usual tool for this, Ontrack’s Easy Recovery Pro, does not sit well in Windows 7.   So I decided to try Data Recovery Wizard from the Easeus stable. I have used […]

What toolbar?

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Re this article.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/is-microsoft-pushing-stealth-updates-to-users-again-this-time-its-toolbars-/8590?tag=nl.e539 I have no toolbars running either before the last round of updates or after. The kb reference in the original article leads to this.. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982217 “An update is available through Microsoft Update for Windows Live Toolbar, MSN Toolbar, and Bing Bar. This update fixes an issue in the homepage category functionality […]

Pageflakes update

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It’s ba-ack, but now exists only as a link in one of my Protopage bookmark sections, not as the default Start page.

Jumping through hoops..

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I will start with something of a disclaimer. I use a printer which is seven years old, and a scanner of even older vintage. The printer is an aging HP DeskJet 5150, still supported even for Windows 7 64-bit, which at the time of purchase was a definite advancement over what I was using. It […]

Has Pageflakes gone for good?

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The start page will not load and has been on and off for a few days. Normally, the Pageflakes forum is reachable but that is out too. I have bookmarks set up on it which are used daily, so its non-appearance is a pain. I have a Netvibes page set as backup but the bookmarks […]

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