C++ Performance, should I care?

C++ std:sort is cool if you use it right.


Windows 10 Creators Update – Network Issues (again)

So, it's been a while since this update came out and I have only just had the pleasure (?) of getting it installed on my machine.  In fact this is the second time it has been installed on the machine because the first time caused some issues that forced me to revert it back to … Continue reading Windows 10 Creators Update – Network Issues (again)

Scammers (or shall we just call them scum)

We have all heard about those stories where someone from a large software company calls you telling you that they are from M*******t Security and they have detected something wrong with your computer.  The tell tale signs are that the call comes from an unlisted number, is at odd hours (in my case Saturday afternoon) … Continue reading Scammers (or shall we just call them scum)


If you use OneDrive you may (or may not) be aware of the changes that are coming soon that reduces your free allocation from 15GB (or 30GB of you have the camera roll turned on) down to 5GB. I can (sort of) understand why Microsoft is doing this because it costs them money to run OneDrive … Continue reading OneDrive

Windows 10 Threshold 2, it’s OK

Threshold 2 was the code name for Windows 10 Version 1511 (or the November 2015 release). It is great to get a new version of Windows 10 on my machine but (as ever) there was a glitch that caused a little bit of work on my part. Essentially the issue that I experienced with Wi-Fi happened … Continue reading Windows 10 Threshold 2, it’s OK

Thank you Apple, again.

The time came and I took the plunge to upgrade to iOS 9, so I went through my normal process of starting iTunes, making sure that all apps were updated and then proceeded to sync my iPhone and take a local backup just in case. As I went through this process I noticed my disk … Continue reading Thank you Apple, again.

Getting Wi-Fi working on Windows 10

I took the plunge and upgraded my desktop computer, this is a slightly more powerful machine than my netbook (?) and was running Windows 8.1; interestingly this was originally a Windows 7 Pro machine, upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, then 8.1 Pro and finally Windows 10 Pro (phew). So the upgrade process seemed to be … Continue reading Getting Wi-Fi working on Windows 10