Internet Explorer 4

Trouble With The Neighbours

One of my neighbours, a rather nice old gent wandered over at the weekend and brought his laptop with him. He was complaining that it was "running a bit slow". He told me proudly he was "on dialup", which of course goes a long, long way to explaining the speed deficiencies.

Posted 28/07/10 Read more... »

Patently Blue

The Blue Screen of Death

I had occasion this week to have a fiddle with my elderly Compaq laptop. For some rather opaque reason, it refuses to work with an external monitor. So I wandered on to the HP website and attempted to download and install various drivers to make it work. This is where the rot set in.

Posted 21/07/10 Read more... »

Whois Name Change Trouble

Resistance Is Not Futile

I registered a new domain name for a Tauranga business this afternoon, but soon afterwards I noticed I'd omitted to set the registrant (is that a proper word? It's not in the dictionary..) name correctly.

Posted 06/07/10 Read more... »

Out of Memory

It Really Does Need That Much

One of my clients is interested in having us develop a link between the popular Quickbooks accounting package, and a web store. The idea is that rather than the web store flinging emails wildly at the sales department, it instead pushes a sales order directly into their Quickbooks system.

Posted 04/07/10 Read more... »

Zombie Web - The Old Site That Won't Die

Down & Dirty With DNS

I got sucked into a rather weird problem this week. I was asked to investigate the ghost of an old web site that kept reappearing at random. I should point out that this site was nothing to do with me - I was simply asked if I might know what was going on since the persons concerned were becoming rather exasperated.

Posted 24/06/10 Read more... »