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Combo BBQ and Drinks Cooler
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Cricket can be a deadly game
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Tony Austin
Blog Title Notes tone unturned
Blog Description An attempt to scrub the gathering moss off some stones and help them keep rolling smoothly along ... Thoughts on information technology and anything else, by Tony Austin, CEO of Asia/Pacific Computer Services.
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Microsoft Expression Web–Version 4.0.1460.0 free (sunset edition)
Wed, May 17th 2017 2:30p   Tony Austin
I rather like the easy-to-use and familiar user interface of Microsoft’s various editing apps. Microsoft Word. for example, the most widely used document editor, the one that all others have to measure up to (and some do that very well). Microsoft Visual Studio is another favorite of mine, right up to and including the latest VS2017 edition,  most certainly a top-class IDE. Then creating and submitting blog posts there was until recently the free Microsoft Windows Live Writer (WLW), where
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Interactive health visualizations
Tue, May 9th 2017 4:45p   Tony Austin
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has some fascinating interactive data visualizations on its website. You can select a chart type (such as USA health map, tobacco visualization, Life Expectancy & Probability of Death) and adjust a wide range of parameters -- such as country, age or gender – and see a visualization for that group of selection criteria. For example, below is a life expectancy chart for both sexes combined, where those countries shown in lighter colors (
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TIP - How to navigate quickly through Scientific American archives
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 3:40a   Tony Austin
For subscribers to Scientific American, see How to navigate quickly through Scientific American archives or read below. Subscribers to Scientific American are given access to every issue, in PDF format, right back to the magazine's launch in 1845. Wow! It can be quite a laborious, hit and miss process to navigate back through all those issues, particularly for the earlier years (prior to November 1921) where there are about fifty issues per year. Originally there was an issue per week, then in
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Firefox browser is stuck since 2006 at file version 4.42.0.0 – Why so?
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 3:45a   Tony Austin
I have saved quite a range of Firefox installers, and there’s something that puzzles me about them Let’s start with Firefox release 1.0.3 which is indicated to be File Version 3.12.0.0 as follows: My understanding of “file version” is that the developer is supposed to register each file with a unique number that truly represents the release number, as happens with RoboForm 8.3.3 (its latest version at the time of writing): With many products, the external  “release” number and
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Combo BBQ and Drinks Cooler
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 1:15p   Tony Austin
            BBQ and Drinks Cooler   When you are finished, just turn the handle and it extinguishes out the fire. Not sure who came up with this nifty idea, but don't you wish that you were this clever?Purchase a copy of NotesTracker for all your IBM Lotus Notes/Domino application compliance and usage tracking needs
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TIP – Add Safe Mode to the Boot Menu of Windows 10 (and 8)
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 12:45a   Tony Austin
Recently I had a PBSOD (pale blue screen of death) crash with one of my Windows 10 systems, and kept getting crashes within minutes every time after rebooting the system. Somewhat annoyingly, starting with Windows 8 Microsoft removed the old boot menu options that we were used to with Windows 7 and previous versions. Run a search like this to see the complaints about this from the Windows user community. It’s not a bad idea to modify the Windows boot settings in order to get back to the old bo
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Informed consent, software-wise -- or software-dumb?
Sun, Feb 12th 2017 3:16a   Tony Austin
This is an update to a post originally published way back on 11 January 2010. Unfortunately, the industry of creating stupid software still is thriving in 2017. You should learn something new each and every day of your life, so I keep reminding my young grandsons. It’s a maxim that I still follow myself, in a desperate bid to keep my brain alert and defer that day when my grey matter finally degenerates into a useless pile of wobbly jelly. As an example, this morning for the first time I came
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Cricket can be a deadly game
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 12:15p   Tony Austin
Two old blokes, Dave and Pete, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Dave was dying, Pete visited him every day. One day Pete said, "Dave, we’ve both loved playing cricket ever since school. Please do me a favour: when you get to heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's cricket there." Dave looked up at Pete from his deathbed and said, "Pete, you've been my best mate for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favour for you." Shortly after t
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This is real online shopping!
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 11:15a   Tony Austin
  Notice the shine on the rails?Purchase a copy of NotesTracker for all your IBM Lotus Notes/Domino application compliance and usage tracking needs
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Zuver hosting is so boring!
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 9:40a   Tony Austin
Congratulations to the folk at Zuver Hosting for providing a service that is so fast and reliable that I’m getting oh so bored with receiving weekly performance reports like the one in the following screenshot: Since November 2014 I’ve experienced the same boringly good performance and reliability, week after week, and all for such a low monthly rate. Note that I’m not at all saying that there aren’t any equally good Australian web hosting companies, some of which I used previously, jus
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Brain stretch
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 9:31a   Tony Austin
Here’s a reminder of our place in the grand scheme of things. The above movie was generated using the iOS App "Cosmic Eye", written by Danail Obreschkow at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at the University of Western Australia. Watch for the quarks making the briefest of appearances in the atomic nucleus. There are older versions of this “cosmic zoom” approach, such as this one created by the Film Board of Canada: Enough of the easy-peasy visual stuff. A new rese
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You just can’t get through to some people
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 9:16p   Tony Austin
I was browsing for Java programming books yesterday, and came across this one: URL: http://www.worldofbooks.com.au/catalog/product/view/id/4152420/ Notice the asking price?  $1,421.99 (Australian dollars) The same book (Introduction to Java Programming: Comprehensive Version by Y. Daniel Liang) at other sites such as Amazon was – depending on the edition and type (hardcover or paperback) and whether new or used – going for anything from around $20 to $240. I thought that I’d warn the
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Everything is up to date!
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 1:00a   Tony Austin
Error messages and information dialogs and displays. Oh, what a prime subject for commentary and criticism. I started blogging in 2005, and one of my early posts was Note item not found in November of that year. Later on I made several other posts on similar matters, such as An error was encountered while opening a window and a more general critique: Reveal the error, for crying out loud. Am I right, or am I right? When I worked at IBM, I spent many tears supporting midrange systems, starting wi
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Discover Lotus Notes–The Fastest Way to a Responsive Organization (1993 demo)
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 3:50a   Tony Austin
What’s old is new, even if it’s old, and Lotus Notes (nowadays called IBM Notes) certainly is one of those things. Some of the basic concepts and capabilities of Lotus Notes still are of great benefit to organizations still using Notes, even though its fundamental architecture comes from the 1980s and early 1990s. Here’s a little something I’m leaving for posterity, which will possibly bring tears -- of joy, I hope -- to the eyes of people who were associated with Notes in its early days
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A race you don’t want to win–the Skin Cancer Susceptibility Index
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 8:15p   Tony Austin
New Zealand and Australia have, by far, the highest incidences of skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Susceptibility Index created by Derma.plus (website shows both German and English versions). In the southwest Pacific, down here where I live, things look pretty grim for Aussies and Kiwis, as I know from personal experience. Go to the original article to see how your own country rates. (click on the image to go to the original article by Derma.plus)Purchase a copy of NotesTracker for al




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