Word 2013 and Word 2010 use the same file format. Don’t they?

We’ve just dealt with an issue with a student submission where they had been penalised for not submitting a document that met the specified layout. Only thing is, they had. Their document was a written in Office 2013, but staff are still using Office 2013. The document was 13 pages long in Word 2013. But…

Ex Machina

I like my ‘high concept’ Sci-Fi. 2001 is one of my favourite films and I love most early 70s Sci-Fi. Don’t get me wrong, I love Star Wars and the generations of hi-action films that followed. But I think Sci-Fi is at it’s strongest when the concepts of our place in the Universe are explored…

365 Photo Project

In 2014 I decided to do my second 365 day photo project. The intention was to expand my photography skills, to capture photos that reflect what was happening in my life or to force me to find interesting subjects (in other words, get out of the house and do some exercise). It turned out to…

User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded

Just received an error where I was unable to log in to my Windows account on my VM. The error was “User profile service failed the logon” “User profile cannot be loaded” The solution involves booting to safe mode and switching to a backup of your profile using RegEdit. I found this helpful video takes…

The iPhone 6. Apple following the crowd

Part of the reason Apple are Apple is because they do not feel the need to follow the crowd. But with the iPhone 6, that’s exactly what they’ve done, followed the recent trend to increase the size of phones. Is that a good thing? Sales will no doubt show it is. But here’s my perspective….

Thames Path – Woolwich to Greenwich

For the last year I’ve been regularly walking around London. The river usually plays a part in most walks as I love the Southbank. It’s a great way of walking through London without having to worry about traffic or polution. The Southbank is actually a section of something called the Thames Path which runs from…

RX100 Mark 3

Every year I go to a lot of gigs. Not only do I enjoy the music, I also enjoy photographing the performances. I’m not taking about ‘holding the camera above my head’ type photographs from the back, I’m usually down the front in small venues across London trying to take interesting photos (though not always…

Domino and the future

I know what you’re thinking, not another blog article about Domino’s future. Well no. This is about Domino dealing with future dates and what happens if there’s a blip with your OS’s date Friday, we had the unfortunate situation of one of our servers briefly believing it was operating in 2020. For the fraction of…