Computer software

How to stop photos from filling up your phone

July 2, 2015

Problem: I take lots of photos and my phone is always in danger of running out of memory. Solution: Once a week I shall spend 10 minutes going through the oldest photos on my phone. For each photo, if I think anyone else would enjoy looking at it (let’s say it’s a picture of my […]


The latest version of the Indy VCL library for Delphi

August 11, 2014

The official site, http://www.indyproject.org is no longer updated but Indy VCL is still maintained regularly by Remy Lebeau. The repository maintained by Remy is at https://svn.atozed.com:444/svn/Indy10/trunk. A zip of the contents is at http://indy.fulgan.com/ZIP. More details are at http://www.indyproject.org/Sockets/Download/DevSnapshot.EN.aspx


How to open an ISO file on Windows XP

June 18, 2014

Install Virtual CloneDrive (Freeware) from http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html then double click the ISO file. That’s it!


How to fix AccountDisabled error on Android with Google Apps

April 3, 2014

If you’ve just logged into a Google Apps account on Android and got an error saying AccountDisabled… …then make sure that the Google Apps user in question does not have “Require user to change password at next sign-in” checked. If the box is checked then uncheck it and click the blue Save changes button at […]


Computer program for keeping records up to date

February 2, 2014

I wonder if there is demand for a simple and easy to use program that helps you keep records up to date. At its most basic it would keep a list of records that must be kept up to date and remind you when it is time to review a record. This fundamental functionality can […]


Resharper for free

July 26, 2013

I installed Resharper 7 (at that time the newest) 3 months ago in my new job. I haven’t actually done any programming since then but I noticed Resharper had expired on the rare occasion I opened Visual Studio. Today I actually do want to use VS and Resharper seems to work, unlicensed. The licencing screen […]


Software I have used: Simego Data Synchronisation Studio

May 1, 2013

  For exchanging data between diverse systems. I used DSS for copying data from a Progress database to an on-premise Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 organisation. Simego provide enthusiastic technical support but this was essential in my case because DSS is very bad at error reporting. http://www.simego.com/


Software I have used: Advanced Query Tool

May 1, 2013

    For database-agnostic management and querying on several platforms. I used this to analyse a Progress database using an OpenLink ODBC driver. http://advancedquerytool.com/


Software I have used: RazorSQL

May 1, 2013

For database-agnostic management and querying on several platforms. I used this to analyse a Progress database using an OpenLink ODBC driver. http://www.razorsql.com/


Software I have used: XMLPad

May 1, 2013

For nested grid-based editing of XML documents. http://www.wmhelp.com/