Monday, 17 November 2014

Migrate To Mac With Parallels For Mac

How a 30-year PC pro, used Parallels Desktop for Mac to migrate from PC, in just 1 day (more or less).

Transferring files from the PC to the Apple desktop was easy peasy, but what to do with Windows programs?

What about MS Office, or those programs that don't exist in the Mac ecosystem?

Why Migrate To Mac?

"My new iMac", by Kansir, CC-A 2.0, via Flickr
Once upon a time in a small town south west of London, I received an iMac from a friend.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Simplenote And The Case Of The Disappearing Note Text

Simplenote has an intermittent issue with text disappearing from notes, but a third party app may be the cause.

Trouble In (Writing) Paradise

Pencil Buddies, by Taco Ekkel, CC-BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr
Problem with disappearing text in Simplenote?

Here's one possibility as to the cause.

I've had one or two "hiccups" in my writing life recently.

One of those hiccups has been the demise of Squidoo and the other has been an issue in Simplenote.

Simplenote is a note taking application which I sometimes use for quickly typing up blog posts and book chapters when I am away from my home desktop.

Friday, 15 August 2014

How To Make Disqus And Blogger Work Well Together


Blogger and Disqus work well together - once you've got it configured correctly.

I recently posted about changing Timbo On Tech over to the Disqus comments system.

I'm happy to report that it is working well.

I'm not sure whether I am receiving any more comments than before, but the quality of comments appears to be going up and I since the change, I have had zero spammers (long may that continue).

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Blog Changes To Disqus Comments System

Timbo On Tech is now using the Disqus commenting system, making it even easier to take part in the conversation.


Comments Please

You may have noticed that the comments area at the bottom of posts on Timbo On Tech looks a bit different to how it used to be.

That's because I have changed the comment system over from the default Blogger comments to Disqus, a popular third party application.

In this post, I will explain why I made the change and what it means for you, my dear reader.

Don't Panic!


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Over 20,000 Visits!

Summary: 20,000 pageviews is a real achievement for me. Thank you all for reading!

Because I'm Happy

I'm Happy
This week has been a great week for me.
I have fulfilled one of my goals to become a published author with my debut short story on Amazon.
Even better, Timbo On Tech has surpassed 20,000 visits in the time it has been running.

I know from the Google stats that a number of you have come back to the site on multiple occasions.
So I want to thank you all for reading and being a part of things here.

Top 5 Posts


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

SwiftKey Note Review - and Top Tip!

SwiftKey logo copyright, SwiftKey
Summary: SwiftKey Note is an iOS app for quickly getting notes into Evernote via predictive typing. What they don't tell you is that you can get your notes out of Evernote too.

Slow Note To China

As much as I love Evernote (and I do), one of my frustrations with it is how slow it is to write notes from my iPod Touch.
I don't have an iPhone, so I take my Touch with me wherever I go and if I think of an idea or need to jot something down, then I would naturally want to do it in Evernote.
However, it takes Evernote such a long time to open, then synchronise my notes, then add new new note and finally allow me to actually start typing that I'm sometimes left hanging.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Squidoo Stories: I'm The Video Game Rockstar!

Summary: Squidoo has invited some of their members to be Contributors in a number of niche areas - and I'm one of them!

We Blog

In a previous article, I discussed the merits of writing on Squidoo, versus your own blog and came to the conclusion that it is worth doing both.
Well, now I have even more reason to continue with that policy.

One of the problems of writing a blog is that you are pretty much on your own.