Category Archives: Computers and Internet

An old Theo Gray blog

The posts on this website are from my old blog. For the latest posts, see http://www.theogray.com/blog Over time I will copy the posts and comments from here to the live site, but for now, sit back and enjoy posts dating … Continue reading

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Do I Need Planning Permission?

Good evening all! It seems I haven’t written much of late so here’s a little tidbit of the stuff that has been keeping me busy for the past few months. First of all there was the quick revamp of Blackstar … Continue reading

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Microsoft Sphere

http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/1526070353 This feels like it really should be a joke, but allegedly it’s real. Microsoft Sphere currently includes a "send to dark side" feature, and obligatory Pong game! Who comes up with this stuff, and how do I get to … Continue reading

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OCX wrappers for .Net – The joy of AxInterop

Another strange one that we’ve just come across which seems to have no useful online help about is why certain Property definitions are marked as ReadOnly when you drop an OCX into .Net… Read the full OCX wrappers for .Net … Continue reading

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BBC Owl

My Friday afternoon has just been made great – just spotted the BBC’s Internet Blog using the Owl logo that took minutes to load from tape before making comedy beeping noises in the good ol’ BBC Model B days.

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ISPs responsible for copyright

What is actually going on behind all the smoke and mirrors of these "new" things the government is trying to force on the country? One minute they’re "consulting" on the idea, the next we’re told that ISPs must do something … Continue reading

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Exchange 2007 OWA on Windows Server 2008

How to spend a few hours fighting with a new server. Thought I’d post this to help out any other poor soul that’s stuck with the same problem. The SetupExchange Server 2007 SP1 running on Windows Server 2008, and having … Continue reading

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Geeky Facebook fun | Welcome to Facebock | Facebock

OK, so I got bored today and added an innocent line into Someone’s hosts file…   xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx http://www.facebook.com which very innocently (and quietly) displays http://www.facebock.co.ukFace bock (bock)… Watching Someone’s face as they tried to get round it rather than go cold-turkey was … Continue reading

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Long live the mac mini

I didn’t exactly become a mac fixer overnight (it’s been 10 years since I last did anything with Linux and fiddling was just too hard), but after a full reinstall everything works again.

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RIP mini mac

10 Startup Mac20 30 Switch Off40 GOTO 10 Now to learn the ways of the mac fixer…

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