One of the best and effective methods of improving web site page load times is image compression. I use some freeware utilities to achieve this which I thought I’d share. So far I haven’t found anything better.
As the geek I am, I often hang around various technical forums. Usually those inhabited by your average Joe, seeking help, than the real tech-heads. Anyway, I’m often amazed at those people, at the point of paranoia, desperately trying to get rid of cookies from their browsing, as if they’re incredibly unsafe and causing major […]
No Blog yesterday and not much today. Too tired and too stressed. I did write one just now, having a moan at stupid Flash websites and, visiting the Flash home page for research, it managed to lock up my browser and I lost it all. Which made my point really.
…I sat at the dealers. Waiting. For the car to be on the ramp 20 minutes. The result… nothing. They hooked the car up to their computer and couldn’t find a problem. No shit Sherlock. Of course they couldn’t – it’s running fine now. I just want it to start more reliably.
The car is now booked in at the garage for tomorrow. It’s an all day job and I’ll be stranded on some industrial estate in the middle of nowhere. So that should be good for a laugh (no, not really). I hope they find something, rather than play around all day, charge me some stupid […]
Went to the car park after work…. the car was dead. Bum. Rocked the car in gear and it started. Hurrah. Now I’ve got to get it booked in at the dealer at (probable) great expense. I did take a look under the bonnet when I got home but the picture of my cars started […]
Sometime late last week (may have been Friday. Or Thursday) I hit upon the idea of looking up my surname in the Skype directory. Found two people with Artiss as a surname so added them into Skype, with the hope that they’d talk. And one has. Joseph D. Artiss, from Windsor in Canada, Vice President […]
I only realised today that maybe describing the weekend as “looming” was a bit negative. In fact I meant the opposite – and it’s Monday, which is very, very depressing. I got a little tipsy Friday night, played a lot of Lego Star Wars and Liberty City Stories. Then Luis broke out a Megadrive that […]
It’s Friday and the weekend is looming. Behind on many jobs that I need to get done around the house, particularly pressing is replacing the felt roof on my shed. It blew off in the summer and I tacked it back. I now have the materials but the shed is in a corner of the […]
They tell us to make our online banking access more secure, but remembering yet another password is forever becoming a more and more tricky business. Personally, I prefer to use software as a password manager. An Excel spreadsheet is one solution, but it’s not a very good one. I have been using Password Safe. But […]