Tuesday, 3 December 2019

I have deactivated facebook



I got fed up with 90%+ of the content on there being from people not on my friends list. 

I think them profiting from political adverts proven to be false was awful.

I think a lie can get round the world twice before the truth even has a chance to catch up. I think facebook is one of the biggest distributors of hate and false information on the planet.

Facebook, or corners of it are bad if not worse than rags like the S*N. I genuinely don't think Brexit would have happened without targeted ads telling lies to people, people unfortunately too stupid to question them. I don't think anti vaxxers would really have any traction without platforms like this.

I've said things in anger against things I believe are unjust /unfair that I would never say in the same way in person. I am ashamed of the way I have spoken to some people (even if I still believe they might have deserved it or if I still believe my original point) I should not have lowered myself to this level.

I am doing my part to stop it buy giving up some of the great conveniences it offers (like sharing pictures) and not using it so they can't make anymore money from me or my information. I hope the whole world does the same and we can go back to a place where the truth matters.

This video sums it up well and half way through is when I decided to close my account.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Hyperlinks not working in outlook

Can't join skype meetings? Can't Open sharepoint links? Can't click any links? Chances are you've got something set as your default for .htm .html or .xhtml file types. In all cases I've come across (one recently and several years ago) it was firefox. 

You need to go to edit the registry and search for the extension then delete the default. 

In windows 10 once you have a default you can't set it back to nothing using the settings menu which is stupid but I guess it's to stop stupid people doing that by mistake.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Go Pro Fusion Software - Fusion Studio


I think this is a case of I needed to read the manual but as the GoPro app wasn't working on my phone I assumed I needed to wait for an update to add the fusion to the Android app. I was wrong I searched a bit and could not seem to see any software but I was wrong. There is a Windows and Mac program called Fusion Studio.

https://shop.gopro.com/cameras/fusion/CHDHZ-101.html

I can't wait to test this, I was too dumb to work this out at the weekend so will have to wait to tonight (lunch break dedicated to posting this) also you get plugins for adobe Premier Pro and After Effects which is cool.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

iPhone not charging? iPhone dust in charging port failed? It's probably dust.

iPhone lightning ports are pone to getting clogged with dust that compacts and eventually stops it from charging.

You really have to dig into the bottom and sides of the port to get it all out. Keep clearing especially at the sides around the little clips until you can put your cable in and you hear the click. 


Props to:

http://mendmyiphone.co.uk/

I contacted them about a repair and was given this tip over the phone for free.

Monday, 11 September 2017

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I've had a few problems with outlook refusing to open attachments the error is:

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It's caused by a recent install of firefox

You need to edit the registry.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Classes>.html

You need to edit the (Default) from FirefoxHTML to htmlfile

You will also need to do this for .htm .xhtm .xhtml .shtml .xht and possibly .xhtmm but I've not seen that one on the systems I've seen.

Credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZjaP7rmIU