Oddities Archive

11 Jun 2009

“Installation Failed” Fix for WordPress 2.8 Upgrade

Great news today that WordPress 2.8 “Baker” is available to upgrade for my blog. I am running a few WordPress blogs that were currently at version 2.7 so took the plunge to upgrade and noticed a few
21 May 2009

Backup, Backup, Backup!

My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop recently was me giving trouble where by it started to hang for no apparent reason. One minute I’d be working away contently with very few applications running, next “Bang!” it would freeze
11 Sep 2008

CERN Large Hadron Collider – Explained in 3 minutes

First beam of the Large Hadron Collider [MEDIA=1] (via CERN) Geneva, 10 September 2008. The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometres of the world’s most powerful
3 Sep 2008

3V.ie Online Account Security Weakness – Beware!

I may have identified a possible security weakness with the 3V.ie (online customer account) service. This occurred recently while trying to retrieve my own 3V account details, this weakness would allow any person with prior knowledge that
12 Aug 2008

Google: I Want Your Soul – Food for thought?

24 Jan 2008

YouTube have blocked my download tool!

It’s less than 48 hours since I posted my last article “Free YouTube Video Downloader & Path To FLV Finder Tool” and today I noticed that the download tool has stopped working! At first I thought  it
18 Jan 2008

Who stole the bridge?

This news makes me laugh …. how the hell did they do it? The article came via Ananova image by current.com Scrap metal thieves in Khabarovsk, Russia managed to steal a 200-tonne 38ft structured steel bridge without
3 Jan 2008

World’s Best Resignation Letter?

I’ve come across this letter on the internet and in emails many times over the years and it never fails to make me laugh. Its an oldie but a goodie and it comes via “You’ve Got Laughs!
14 Nov 2007

Update on Imagine/Gaelic Telecom Problems

In my last post I mentioned about problems connecting to my own blog from my home broadband connection with Imagine/Gaelic Telecom. Although it is now fixed I am still having problems accessing my friend Robert’ Sweetnam’s Blog.
5 Nov 2007

Connection Problem On My Own Website – Imagine / Gaelic Telecom

I haven’t been able to connect to my own website with over 2 weeks, I could ftp or use a proxy server and that was fine but no browser connection with either FireFox or Internet Explorer. By