Saturday, 29 October 2011

Jimmy Savile Dies Age 84

Jimmy Savile has today died at the age of 84.  What many people dont know about him is that fact that he was the person who invented the "disco" and was the first real "dj", as he said in a interview once about turntables when he was arranging a dance "wait a minute, have you got two? And they said yeah, why? I said I want them next to each other. They said you don’t need two Jim cos these are foolproof, they don’t break down. No, no, I says. When this record’s playing I want to get this one ready to play. Bloody hell, he says, are they in that much of a hurry? I said, yes my people are.  Nobody ever dreamed of putting two turntables. "

If you want to read more about how Jimmy Savile became a DJ I suggest you read this as its a really good look at his early life ( click here )

Friday, 28 October 2011

Metric To Imperial Spanner Conversion Chart

So, I have decided to sort my tool box out and see what sockets I am missing for my spanners, I know I have loads but I know I am missing some, as I come to find out the other week, when i needed a 13mm and didnt have one. 

I did a seach on the net and based on what I found I made a quick chart that will convert metric to imperial or imperial to metric or mm to inch how ever you want to look at it.

Click here to download the metric to imperial conversion chat

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

BT Boosts Speed For NHS N3 Internet Users

BT has announced it has more than doubled the capacity of the NHS N3 internet gateway that carries traffic to and from the internet. The increased capacity will enable N3, one of Europe’s largest virtual private network, to provide faster access to the internet for more than one million healthcare staff who use it every day.  BT said it has boosted the NHS N3 internet gateway performance from 1.82Gbps to 3Gbps this spring, the capacity has now been increased to 5Gbps and new enhanced functionality introduced, such as the prioritisation of traffic according to clinical and business need.
Lets see how well it works.....

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Col Muammar Gaddafi Is Dead

It has been confirmed today that the ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is dead.  The former Libyan dictator was found hiding in a drainage culvert waving a golden gun as he tried to flee National Transitional Council fighters who had overrun his hometown today.  Al-Arabiya are reporting that a fighter has told them: "We did not know Gaddafi was there until he shot at us first". The man on the right of the picture below is 20-year-old Mohammedel-Bibi, who is thought to have been the one who actually killed Gaddafi in Sirte. it is thought he could claim the £1million reward that had been put out on the despot's head.

See the video here

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Sony Bravia TV Owners Offered Safety Inspection

Sony has said that the issue came to there attention through reports in Japan that a limited number of products might contain a component affected by a quality issue, which in a rare number of cases might over-heat and ignite inside the television and possibly result in the melting of the upper casing of the television

Sony is asking owners of affected models to contact one of its services centres so an inspection can be carried out and the sets repaired if they contain the affected component. This inspection is free and Sony will send an engineer to your home to inspect the TV.  The company denied initial reports it was recalling more than 1m sets.

The model numbers that could contain the faulty component are :-

KDL-40D3400                      KDL-40D3500                      KDL-40D3550

KDL-40D3660                      KDL-40V3000                      KDL-40W3000

KDL-40X3000                      KDL-40X3500

 There is two ways to check what model you have :-

1.       Identify model number from the Product Information option in the Set-Up Menu, press the “Menu” button then the “Settings Menu” on the TV remote control.

      2.       The model number is also on a label on the back of the sets.

Further information can be found on Sony's web site here

Friday, 7 October 2011

TMG 2010 Windows Update Error 80072EE2

If you are using Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010, and Windows update fails on the TMG server with error 80072EE2 then this could be the fix for you.  When you get this problem you will normally find the internet access via TMG is working fine, as well as the Malware Inspection and Network Inspection Systems updates work also on the TMG server.

Open a elevated command prompt ( Right click “Command Prompt” and select “Run As Administrator” )

Enter the following command netsh winhttp set proxy localhost:8080  and then press enter.

Now retry the updates and this should now work.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Microsoft TMG 2010 Updates

Over the past few months Microsoft has released a number of “rollup” fix’s for TMG 2010 (see below).   They fix a wide range of issues which are shown in detail when selecting the links below.  If you have any issues with TMG read the articles below and see if the issue will be resolved before installing the updates.  I guess that all these updates will be part of TMG Service Pack 2 when it is released later this year.

Before you install the below fix’s you will need to Install TMG 2010 Service Pack 1 and TMG 2010 Service Pack 1 Update 1.

Software Update 1 rollup 1 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

Software Update 1 Rollup 2 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

Software Update 1 Rollup 3 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

Software Update 1 Rollup 4 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Fibre To The Premises Now Avaliable

From 31st October 2011 “if” your exchange is Ashford, Bradwell Abbey, Chester South, Highams Park, St Austell or York you will be able to order BT’s “Fibre To The Premises” service.   FTTP enabled exchange areas serve nearly 60,000 homes and businesses and, with very fast download speeds of 110Mb/s, and upload speeds of 30Mb/s.  FTTP connections run from the exchange direct to the customer's premises offering guaranteed speeds and increased reliability as well as reducing the occurrence of electrical interference. GEA-FTTP offers a future proof service with even faster speeds expected in 2012 and technology capability of up to 1GB/s in the future.