Posts by Mike Hall

This week @ TCG..

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My production machine.. Apart from the normal ‘hibernate’ errors (two only), the other error was down to connecting external drives which were corrupted. Essentially, this means that I don’t have problems with my aging production machine. I don’t intend to change anything, although I may treat myself to a better video card at some point,… Continue reading This week @ TCG..

Window sizing..

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Here we go again.. Half a window.. Grrrrrrrrrrr I have yet to find any method to make it stick at the size I want it to be. It only happens with an IE window. Everything else stays put.

Bitlocker..

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I am going to say it again.. ……………….. Don’t use Bitlocker to protect your data unless it is military grade and would threaten the security of your nation were it to become public knowledge.. ……………….. Bitlocker is NOT a toy utility.. ……………….. Bitlocker doesn’t encrypt files. It encrypts drives.. ……………….. Use Bitlocker at your own… Continue reading Bitlocker..

Just when you think it is safe..

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Azure fails.. Oops. So this is why I couldn’t get to some websites. It is just one more sign pointing to the fragility of new ways. Nothing is ever 100% reliable and that applies to the cloud as much as anything else. You can read more about it here. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30111575#  Being an old-timer, I am… Continue reading Just when you think it is safe..

Windows 8.1 Upgrade..

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OK, so you may have issues when upgrading to Windows 8.1, or if the Windows 8.1 upgrade is pushed through without consent. Some have found the push to be very annoying, trouble following it, and a strong desire to want to go back to Windows 8.. See here for a few of the complaints.. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_update/ms-forced-install-to-windows-81-after-i-click-on/98113c9b-0057-435b-9e24-07f8165fb829 … Continue reading Windows 8.1 Upgrade..