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Sorry if the site looks odd

Hi everyone!
I’m in the process of learning Cascading Style Sheets again (I played with them a bit when I was younger).

As the site is quiet, I’m going to be using it to try out some new looks on a WordPress framework so I’m really sorry if the site looks weird for a couple of weeks/months!!

On the plus side, I’ll hopefully have a couple of new themes to use on here and if anybody’s interested I could do a quick run through of what I did to make them.

More soon (I hope)!


Reset Screens After Docking or Remote Control

If you find that you’ve docked and your screens aren’t responding, maybe you’ve been remote controlling your PC from somewhere else… Just hold down Windows+Ctrl+Shift and tap B. It forces Windows 10 to poll it’s screens again to see if anything has changed.

That’ll fix it a lot of times and save you needing to reboot or anything like that.


Getting the Spell Checker to work after a fresh install of Raspbian

This post is more to help me remember than anything else. After installing Raspbian on my new Pi Zero W this evening, I found that the spell checker just doesn’t work in LibreOffice or anywhere else for that matter.

The easy fix is to install a spell checker dictionary manually. Get a console going and type sudo apt-get install myspell-en-gb 
Pretty simple when you know the answer! πŸ™‚


It’s the Little Things

Above is a short video I shot on the plane just over a year ago when we were heading out to Colorado for the International Snow Sculpture Championships. It’s not an exciting video but it is a video of the first takeoff I’d been on since a Canada trip last century. 

To call me a nervous flyer I is a mild understatement. I had no intention of ever setting foot on anything that was heading skyward again, ever. Circumstances of course conspired against me and back I was on a plane. Medication is a wonderful thing! 


Personal Best

Well, it’s been three weeks since anyone has been to this site so I think it’s fair to say it’s not exactly a hotbed of activity for the internet enabled community! 

I’m pretty sure this is the quietest part of the word wide web right now. I’m going to go with it being a sanctuary of calm in this crazy world. A place where you can be alone. πŸ™‚

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