I stopped using Microsoft Office years ago, having switched to LibreOffice instead. LibreOffice does everything I need, and can open all my old Word and Excel documents, so I haven’t really missed Microsoft Office. However, I still have Outlook 2003 installed in order to read archived emails residing in a… Continue reading →
We’re used to things staying up on the internet forever once they are posted, but things only persist for as long as people host them and that’s one of the things that DataHamster seeks to do. So I am reproducing this here in good faith with no intent to infringe… Continue reading →
I recently bought a Canon Powershot G7X, which is Canon’s high-end compact camera to rival the Sony RX100 III These are my initial thoughts on it: I’m really liking it so far. In auto mode a variable size square locks on to what it thinks is the main subject of… Continue reading →
I’ve owned a 2008 Suzuki Swift Sport Mk1 for a year or so now, but lately have been doing a lot of motorway miles and the short gearing of the Mk1 is really starting to grate. In case you are not aware, at 70mph (GPS-verified rather than speedometer) the engine… Continue reading →
I didn’t write this, but saw it written on a public forum. I thought it was such a succinct explanation that it was worth preserving. Item X is for sale in an eBay auction. The item is currently up at £10. Fred is the highest bidder. Fred has bid £20,… Continue reading →
This post is a “How to” on fitting an aftermarket stereo to the 2nd generation Suzuki Swift (2004-2010) In it I will tell you what you need to buy to do this and, just as importantly, what you do NOT need (but people will try to sell you anyway) and… Continue reading →
This post is a “How to” on changing the washer bottle motors on the 2nd generation Suzuki Swift (2004-2010) The procedure has been confirmed with a 2005 1.5 GLX 5d auto VVT and a 2008 Swift Sport, both UK right-hand drive models. No representation is made as to the accuracy… Continue reading →
For my current contract I finally have access to a C++11 compiler, and am starting to use C++11 in a production environment. Yes, I’m late to the party but that’s what happens when you have a succession of clients using older compilers. I’m only scratching the surface so far, but… Continue reading →
Hi there. Welcome to my personal blog. I intend this blog to be a general dumping ground for information that I consider to be useful and might want to refer back to. If other people wind up here due to a search engine and find that one of my posts… Continue reading →
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