Posts Tagged: windows


Windows 8.1, on my network at least, has a big problem with names. The most noticeable effect is that web browsers frequently cannot resolve site addresses. On the command-line the same problem affects ping, but not nslookup. In the immediate aftermath of running ipconfig/flushdns everything works, but only for a few seconds.

Windows Phone 8/Nokia Lumia 1020

I’ve now had the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows 8 for six days, during which time it has been my only phone. To put this review in context I think there are two things you need to know: I didn’t buy it, I won it as a prize in a programming competition. My day job is to… Read more »

Anyone have the number for the EU Competition Commissioner?

I wanted to buy Windows 8 Pro N; I really hate the builtin Mail, Messenger and Media applications which have come with previous versions of Windows and I am not expecting that to have changed. I was unfortunately unable to order it.

Everyone’s doing it…

…so I may as well join in, and post an opinion of the iPad before I’ve seen or touched it.

How to work from home when you don’t have your company computer

As you may have seen on various news sites, the UK is covered in snow at the moment and we aren’t coping well as a civilisation. I usually leave my work computer in the office unless I am planning to work from home the following day, and since the weather forecast on Tuesday was that… Read more »