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…

Feedly ‘app’ on OSX

I’m a heavy consumer of RSS feeds. I still find them the best way to organise and consume news. Twitter’s great for many things. But I find I miss too much. RSS acts like a net. It catches all the news that’s I’ve missed during the day. Like many Mac users, I’m a big fan…

US trip – Leg 4 Chicago

For a change of pace and to see more of the US, for the final leg of my travels around the US, I decided to catch the Amtrak from Austin to Chicago. Train travel in the UK, despite being expensive and occasionally unreliable, is convenient and extensive. Most major towns have a railway station and…

SXSW in Tweets and Facebook status

It’s fine writing a review of something afterwards. But what did I really thing of Austin and SXSW? My SXSW Storified. [View the story “My SXSW 2013” on Storify]