Relocating your ADSL or Fibre broadband

Having been used to having a nice faceplate fitted to my NTE5 masterbox to filter off the internal phone extensions and let me have my broadband router elsewhere in the house I was pleased to find this guide on how to do it . . . → Read More: Relocating your ADSL or Fibre broadband

Switch off shared Calendar Alerts in iOS

The nirvana of being able to share calendars with my family but not have my iOS device pop up with alerts when they have a visit to the dentist or another meeting that I’m not going to has eluded me for some time.  I suspect it would be a feature in a release of iOS as . . . → Read More: Switch off shared Calendar Alerts in iOS

using CUPS under Yosemite Mac OS X 10.10

Since upgrading to Yosemite I found that my CUPS based printer was not working. Looking at the console logs it appears that this is due to an issue with sandboxing in Ysomite. I eventually found one site with a solution which fixed my problem – i.e. relax sand-boxing for CUPS so that it works again http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/forums/viewthread/86495/#652649. . . . → Read More: using CUPS under Yosemite Mac OS X 10.10

Change Time machine backup frequnecy

I’ve recently had problems with the main supply locally tripping over and wiping out my NAS based Time Machine backup. Looking around to try and see if I could resolve this I found a useful article on how to change the frequency of your backups from the default of 1 hour to whatever time interval . . . → Read More: Change Time machine backup frequnecy

Mail.app folders not sorting alphabetically

I managed to accidentally change the order of my folders for an Exchange Server in Mail.app and found it impossible to get them to return to alphabetical order by dragging folders around. I found the following solution on Apple Forums

https://discussions.apple.com/message/11157240#11157240

Basically you need to delete/rename (depending on your back strategy or paranoia level) .mboxCache.plist for the relevant . . . → Read More: Mail.app folders not sorting alphabetically

Gannt Charts in Excel

I found a really neat way to do Gannt Project charts with Excel and thought it was . . . → Read More: Gannt Charts in Excel

Inclusive and Accessible Web Design

Watching BCS Health Scotland webcast with David Sloan “Web accessibility for the public health sector” who has described a very useful resource in terms of the principles of accessibility: Ten Principles of Inclusive . . . → Read More: Inclusive and Accessible Web Design

Thunderbird Addon features in Mac Mail

Just found a way around not having the virtual identity plugin to Thunderbird on Mac Mail.app, A post on macrumors shows how to set up multiple e-mail addresses with the . . . → Read More: Thunderbird Addon features in Mac Mail

Online Graph Grid Paper PDF Generator

I recently needed a PDF based grid to help with a layout task – I found the lifehack website a really useful site resource that makes grids on the fly for whatever specifications you . . . → Read More: Online Graph Grid Paper PDF Generator

Fixing firefox after upgrade

Firefox recently upgraded to 3.6.15 and in the process appeared to mangle all of my add-ons – really very frustrating when they make a significant difference to how I interact with firefox. Fortunately I found that there were a couple of useful fixes available; firstly to clear out the extensions cache and ini files as described . . . → Read More: Fixing firefox after upgrade