Friday Retrospective: My First Printer

My first printer was a Star LC-20 nine pin dot matrix that I received as a Christmas present when I was 15 years old. That's the kind of nerdy teenager I was, folks. All yuletide long our home rang out

Portable Hard Drives

Oh dear. It looks like my trusty 80Gb Freecom FHD-2 Pro hard drive has bitten the dust, a day after I finally finished installing a VPC of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 upon it (coincidence? I suspect not!

eMule To The Rescue

I just got a new PC from Mesh computers, complete with an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum soundcard by Creative. Now, of course, the very first thing I did was wipe the hard disk and begin rebuilding the system to suit


Well, I'm going to see a house next week! That was disturbingly swift in one sense (having only mentioned it two days ago), but somewhat slow in another (having been commuting for twelve months). It sounds quite decent and reasonably

Neutered By The Network

My PC at work died for a few hours today.  I wasn't the only one - a fair proportion of people had the same problem, so it must've been a network problem.  I couldn't do anything - couldn't run calculator,