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  1. Internet Explorer 9 and You (Tube)

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    CAM
    , 2nd March 2011 at 10:31 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    I am currently testing out Internet Explorer 9 64-bit on a copy of Windows 7 Home. Very smart looking, I like the Facebook web slice and the browser seems fast. Visiting YouTube however was less then enthralling as it starts demanding me to install Flash.

    But wait, doesn't IE9 support HTML5 meaning Flash isn't required for YouTube? Correct, but it takes an extra step to get it to work courtesy of YouTube putting obstacles in the way.

    To enable the YouTube HTML5 player ...
  2. CMD - What Is Wrong?

    by
    CAM
    , 7th February 2011 at 08:03 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A little game for you. Exceptionally geeky folks may get this immediately (or even know already what this post will be about). What is wrong with this picture?

    How much do you earn and in what post?-cmd_dir_example.png

    I'll let you look at that for a minute. See anything?

    OK? Done.


    Note the command itself:
    Code:
    dir "windows/logs"
    I had no idea until today that, if you include the full path in double quotes, Windows will happily accept ...
  3. Windows Numbers

    by
    CAM
    , 20th June 2010 at 07:52 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A few things I didn't realise about the Windows key in Windows 7:

    - The Windows key plus any number "clicks" on the corresponding icon pinned to the start menu, reading from left to right.
    - Use Windows key and space to hide all windows until you release the Windows key.
    - Windows key and = will zoom in with Magnifier by 100% per press of the key.
    - Windows key and Home did err, something. One moment it switched windows, the next minimised and restored ...
  4. LGfL Site Changing

    by
    CAM
    , 14th June 2010 at 01:39 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    London Grid for Learning has announced that it's site will be changing. On the 28th June, they will move to http://www.lgfl.info and a preview of the new site is available at http://portal2.lgfl.org.uk/

    The old site will remain up for now and be accessible, but no longer updated.
    Tags: lgfl, site change
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    Technical
  5. Extreme Webserver Hosting

    by
    CAM
    , 19th January 2010 at 01:21 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Recently, I was asked by the Headteacher to look into using a centralised system for the internal school display. I settled on Xibo, a system I could set up for little or no cost to the school. Unfortunately I lacked a machine to test it on.

    The end result is a working Xibo install running on a Ubuntu-based Apache webserver. This proof-of-concept test server is installed on my...memory stick?

    No fast hard disk, no large space to store files, just an 8Gb memory stick ...
  6. How to remove Conficker (AKA Downadup and Kido)

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    CAM
    , 2nd December 2009 at 06:34 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Following on from my post earlier, I am publishing a quick guide to removing this nasty virus. Hopefully it will let you clear it from your network a bit quicker then we have.

    First of all, you need to shut your network down. This is important because Conficker spreads from computer to computer regardless of them being patched against it. We found lots of systems that were patched but still infected after the virus propagated over the network, only a few systems that didnít belong ...
    Categories
    Work , Technical
  7. JVC Everio Cameras and .MOD Files

    by
    CAM
    , 27th October 2009 at 09:28 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    4 months ago, I purchased a JVC Everio camcorder. I was hoping to film my trips to London but after running some test footage, I discovered it didn't work. The software was terrible and it stored files in .MOD format. Good if you have the cash to splash for Adobe Premiere, bad if your forced to use Windows Movie Maker.

    Fast forward to today. Then, I used Windows XP. Now I use Windows 7 and the Live version of Movie Maker. Not only did Windows 7 pick up my camera with no drivers required, ...

    Updated 5th November 2009 at 12:02 PM by CAM

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    Technical
  8. The Big Reinstall Part 1: World of Warcraft

    by
    CAM
    , 1st September 2009 at 10:30 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    With the release of Windows 7 it is time to start grabbing your Windows 7 ISO's, furiously burn them to a disk and install a new copy of Windows 7. Any gaming rig will have Gigabytes of programs to copy over though if the file transfers fail. The Big Reinstall helps you transfer those programs to quickly get back to your online fragfests.

    So let's start with the biggest player on the market at the moment, World of Warcraft.

    Before starting it is recommended to backup ...

    Updated 5th November 2009 at 12:04 PM by CAM

    Categories
    Technical , WoW
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