Category Archives: Net & technology


Video-recorder switches TV channel?

Have you ever experienced that annoying situation where, every time you press ‘play’ or ‘stop’ on your video player, it switches the television from the AV input to a TV channel? Sometimes it can be a real pain in the bum when, for example, you’re rewinding a tape and want to see the onscreen counter.


Some goodies from the computer shop

I’ve been having a few issues lately reading discs in my NEC DVD rewriter. So the choice was spend £10 on a cleaning disc that might not fix the problem. Or buy a new drive for £16.53 (plus VAT). So I bought the NEC AD-5170A-01.


Free wifi wireless hotspots in Manchester

A useful map of places that offer free wifi in Manchester city centre. There’s talk of free wireless internet across the whole of Greater Manchester by next summer. Which will be great if they can do it. It would totally change the way that I work, that’s for sure. Though I wonder if restricting it […]