Archive for September, 2012

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Why Doesn’t My Site Do What I Say You Should Do With HTML And CSS?

This isn’t just a matter of “do what I say and not what I do”. Any web sites I create now will be written exactly the way that I say that the HTML and CSS should be written. The sites where the code in the pages doesn’t match what the content says you should do […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Another Update

Only one existing page has been significantly updated this week – dealing with shortcut keys in Opera.

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

More Updates

The following pages have been rewritten this week. Which Firewall? Style Precedence

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Internet Explorer Security

Microsoft has issued this report with respect to the latest security issue with IE which includes what they suggest you do about it.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Security Alert

A major security hole has been discovered in Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9. Those using any of those browsers are advised to switch to using a different browser (such as Firefox, Chrome or Opera) at least temporarily until Microsoft provide a patch. See Metasploit for further details. Note that Internet Explorer 10 is not […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

“Super Scratch Programming Adventure”

This book is aimed at eight year olds and is written in a way that should appeal to that audience. It provides a fun and interactive story while introducing basic programming concepts. Read more about what I think of the book “Super Scratch Programming Adventure”.

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Your Software Toolbox

If your job may involve helping others to get their computer working properly again or if you just want to make sure that you can fix your own computer if it has problems then you will need a number of utility programs available that you can use to attempt to fix a computer setup when […]

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Which File Contains my Data?

The more recent versions of Windows now have a Search option rather than a Find option but what it can do is still basically the same and so the techniques described in this article on how to find where Windows has saved the information you just changed will still work even if the option to […]

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Changing the DefaultData Folder

Where do your programs save their data? If you don’t know the answer to that question then you can’t back up all your data without having to back up everything. Not all programs store their data in “My Documents” (eg. your email program). Many programs do allow you to change the location you keep your […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Textured Text

You can make the heading text of your web page look more interesting if you texture it. By combining some text in an interesting font with an image of something we can apply part of the image as the text colour to make the text more interesting than if we were to just use a […]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Cloud Backup

There are now quite a few places offering file storage over the internet. These “cloud” storage solutions differ in what they offer and in how you can use them. Here we will look at them from the viewpoint of providing yourself with automated offsite backups/ Cloud Backup