Archive for July, 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Using Google App Engine

This book sets out to show you how to get Google to host your applications for you. Read my review of how well it achieves this. Using Google App Engine

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Copyright Anomalies

There was an interesting situation just recently with Amazon wiping copies of George Orwell’s books from Kindle devices and refunding people’s money due to their claiming that the person who uploaded those books not having the copyright holder’s permission to do so. In fact chances are that the person who did the actual upload didn’t […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Site Ring

A site ring connects a number of sites on a related topic together in one big ring so that people interested in the topic can move easily from one site to the next to the nest. The software handling the links is at a centralised point making it easy to add and remove sites from […]

Monday, July 20th, 2009

WD Anywhere Backup

For a backup program that you need to buy this program certainly has very little going for it. Fortunately the program has a 31 day free trial period allowing you to see for yourself how it works before you buy it. Read my review of WD Anywhere Backup.

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

The Spooler

Most computers do not send data directly to the printer. Instead they send the data to something known as the “print spooler” and that forwards the data to the printer. Here’s what to do when you get a message saying that The Spooler is not running.

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Only Working One Way

When you network two computers and the network works for access one way but not the other then you can eliminate a lot of the possibilities as to what has gone wrong. Only Working One Way

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Wrong Office Suite

When you have multiple office suites on your computer, how do you make sure that the right one is used as the default? On this page I answered the question for someone wanting to use Microsoft Office as the default but the same applies of you want the far superior OpenOffice as the default instead.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

“Online Marketing Inside Out”

What use is a web site if no one knows that it is there? For people to find your site you need to market it. There are two areas of marketing – offline marketing (not on the internet) and online marketing (on the internet). This particular book deals with the latter and clearly shows that […]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009


As well as the error messages in my form2mail script now having support for multiple languages, my GuestMap script does too. More significantly the Guestmap allows your visitors to choose which language all the forms and messages appear in by clicking on the appropriate flag. It doesn’t translate the messages your visitors enter but it […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009


There are new versions now available for both of my form2mail scripts. In both cases the change is the same – to add support for multiple languages. All of the error messages generated by the script can now be set to display in Dutch, French, or German instead of English where appropriate. The default language […]

Monday, July 13th, 2009

NitroPDF version 6

The new version of NitroPDF is out and is a vast improvement over the previous version. Here’s what I think about the new NitroPDF version 6

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Review – WD MyBook World

The Western Digital MyBook World Network Accessible Storage device makes several promises on the box as to what it can do. It can act as a media server for an Xbox or similar to be able to play back movies onto a TV, it can download files from the internet for you at a scheduled […]