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by Phlebas
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Windows 10

It still works if you take it back to your desk and try again? Is the desk location the only difference, or is there a different keyboard/mouse or anything else there? Ah - or a different monitor? I had a google around and it sounds as though it may be the monitor rather than the computer giving tha...
by Phlebas
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Happy Birthday, GhostLady
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Happy Birthday, GhostLady

Belated happy birthday dear GL - glad to hear you had a good one!
by Phlebas
Mon May 16, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Free upgrade to windows 10 ends July 29
Replies: 19
Views: 1535
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Free upgrade to windows 10 ends July 29

I've been using GWX control panel, which lets you disable the nagging 'reminder', remove any downloaded installation files and configure Windows Update so it won't keep trying:
http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/0 ... emove.html
by Phlebas
Mon May 09, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Happy Birthday, Phlebas
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Happy Birthday, Phlebas

Thanks everyone! I did have a good birthday - went to Bristol for the weekend to meet up with family, went out for a delicious Italian meal here: http://www.albaciobristol.co.uk/ and stayed in a very nice hotel! And before we went (in between packing for the weekend) I found time to play a bit more ...
by Phlebas
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Happy Easter, Everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 1109
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Happy Easter, Everyone

A belated happy Easter, everyone! We were away with the in-laws with limited internet access over Easter but back now!
by Phlebas
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Sanday in mourning
Replies: 22
Views: 1394
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Sanday in mourning

I hadn't realized (or had forgotten) he lived on Sanday! I was sad to hear of his passing - he seemed like quite a character (as well as a talented composer, of course). I remember the story of his swan terrine...
by Phlebas
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: What Are You Currently Reading and Do You Like It?
Replies: 17
Views: 1715
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: What Are You Currently Reading and Do You Like It?

I've just finished Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree and enjoyed it a lot - it's nominally a 'young adult' book, but very well written and definitely suitable for grown-ups too! Frances was a friend of mine at university, so I've read all her books, but this one won the Costa best book of 2015 so it's...
by Phlebas
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: What is your favorite pleasure drink?
Replies: 20
Views: 1570
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: What is your favorite pleasure drink?

Wine for a formal occasion or with a meal.
Beer for an informal occasion or with a meal (Newbury now has a lovely beer shop selling a good selection of interesting local beers as well as fancy ones from all over the place, so there's more of a choice than there used to be).
Coffee as a way of life.
by Phlebas
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Board Upgrade
Replies: 101
Views: 9463
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Board Upgrade

The wood background definitely makes it feel more like home - thanks GL!
by Phlebas
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Testing
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Testing

Ahh. I guess it's being overly vigilant trying to stop us getting spammed with ads for meds. Have you tried rephrasing the subject heading?
by Phlebas
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: Kindle Purchase
Replies: 35
Views: 2190
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Kindle Purchase

Aha - maybe it will help to have the right charger! I'm not certain though - if it charges up then doesn't hold the charge, that's more likely either the battery not holding the charge or the unit itself squandering energy rather than a problem with the charger. My wife's kindle charges ok from a ph...
by Phlebas
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: RPG Game Discussions
Topic: Final Fantasy games
Replies: 5
Views: 1114
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Final Fantasy games

They're the archetypal JRPG series - 7 in particular pretty much defined the modern JRPG style. The first couple are more 'generic fantasy' but it gets more anime-ish from there. Expect prettiness and flashy combat animations in the later ones, but quite a lot of level grinding and very linear stori...
by Phlebas
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Adventure Game Discussions
Topic: My Game Collection
Replies: 50
Views: 3191
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: My Game Collection

It is a shame the games don't seem to be available on GOG/Humble/Steam etc. They are at least available as downloads from the creators:

http://www.caprisaga.com/a-quiet-weekend-in-capri-1.html
by Phlebas
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: scummvm and discworld
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: scummvm and discworld

I'm using Windows 7 and found a folder representing my desktop at C:\Users\myusername\Desktop - maybe look there?
by Phlebas
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale

Image was formed in the early 90s by a group of 'superstar' comic artists who had got successful working with the mainstream publishers but felt that they were being held back by having to work with the companies' choice of writers and editors rather than pursuing their own unique artistic vision. T...

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