Unique Preference – Cold Nuisance & Harassment Calls
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Unique Preference – Cold Nuisance & Harassment Calls

Unique Preference – Nuisance, Harassment & Phishing Calls We’ve all received unwanted nuisance, marketing or unwanted sales calls, some probably more than others. Whether you call them cold calls, nuisance calls or in Ofcom’s language “live telesales calls”, the receiving an unwanted telephone call from someone sat in a call centre somewhere to try and…

Micro Four Thirds – tentative first steps with a Panasonic Lumix GX7
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Micro Four Thirds – tentative first steps with a Panasonic Lumix GX7

After years of shooting with “proper” full-frame DSLR kit such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3, and amassing a collection of various EF lenses tailored around my needs, I think the time might have come for a change. Full frame cameras have traditionally represented the pinnacle of photographic equipment. Outstanding image quality, great performance in terms of…

Revisiting the EOS M – time to move on?
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Revisiting the EOS M – time to move on?

As may well be obvious from some of the posts on this site, I have a serious interest in photography – and run a successful professional photographic business covering wedding, lifestyle / family & commercial photography.  Going right back to my first “serious” digital camera, I’ve always been shooting with Canon equipment – diving in…

“You’re on a business park in a beautiful location AND need fast internet access?”

“You’re on a business park in a beautiful location AND need fast internet access?”

On joining Allies Computing to head up our DevOps team, it didn’t take long to realise that there’s a downside to being based in a converted barn located on an attractive rural Norfolk business park: exceptionally slow internet connectivity. As a company offering software and service solutions, having internet access is vital to the business. We obviously need all the basics such…

Email scams continue – PayPal

Email scams continue – PayPal

Received a strange email from PayPal? Might be an obvious statement if you’re comfortable with technology, but PLEASE don’t follow the instructions. As an exercise in gathering information, we did. It all starts with an email, claiming to be sent from PayPal. If you don’t get many PayPal emails, unfortunately these look pretty genuine and…

Smart watches & wearables – what’s all the fuss about?

Smart watches & wearables – what’s all the fuss about?

As someone who has a vested interest in technology, it may be a surprise to hear I’ve been sat firmly on the sidelines of the whole smart watch / wearable “scene” for some time now. I’ve been watching the emergence of the current crop of Android-powered smart watches with little more than conceptual interest –…

A new dimension to website CSS?

A new dimension to website CSS?

Looking around for something new to add to one of our websites, I stumbled across a new technology being promoted by the leading address specialist, Allies Computing. Following significant research & development throughout the last few years, Allies have just released an extension to the industry standard CSS style language which allows CSS to extend beyond…

DIY Central Heating Flush – simple & something you can & should do!
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DIY Central Heating Flush – simple & something you can & should do!

If you live in some sort of solid building in the UK, the chances are that you probably have a central heating system – and if you’re on this page, you’re probably wondering why central heating systems need to be flushed and whether you can flush your own central heating system with a DIY central…

Managing a modern blog – WordPress.com meet WordPress.org?

Managing a modern blog – WordPress.com meet WordPress.org?

So, during this exercise in rediscovering WordPress I’ve been determined to try and make the setup & management side as simple and robust as possible.  As part of this, I’ve been exploring tools for managing servers & streamlining WordPress installations along with the new breed of tools aimed at managing multiple WordPress sites from a…

Welcome to 2015!

Welcome to 2015!

Happy New Year! With a challenging end to 2014 behind us, I’m looking forwards to discovering what exciting times lie ahead for us in 2015. It’s going to be a year of change for a start – with Sam turning 4, Ellie’s second birthday in the Summer and of course reaching the milestone of Sam…

Canon EOS M (18Mpx Mirrorless) – Ignore the reviews… It’s great!

Canon EOS M (18Mpx Mirrorless) – Ignore the reviews… It’s great!

So, after spending the last 10 days playing around with an EOS M, I have a few conclusions to draw… Firstly, if you’re looking for a compact, mirrorless camera that offers great image quality along with interchangable lenses, good build quality, proper manual controls & good-enough performance; stop reading here and go buy one. If…