After successfully upgrading two laptops to Windows 8.1, Captain Support flew back to his secret server room and continued to monitor the world’s communications, waiting for the next opportunity to allow mere mortals to witness his greatness. That opportunity came when his sister-in-law emailed to say that his nephew’s football academy website was not working properly…
Having read some reports about broken websites, Captain Support assumed the problem was because of Internet Explorer 11, so he used LogMeIn to connect to his sister-in-law’s laptop, installed FireFox and tested the website. It worked perfectly. The site also worked fine using Chrome.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned during the last 8 visits to OpenWorld, it’s that San Francisco has the highest calibre of nutters walking the streets compared to anywhere else I’ve visited. To celebrate this fact I will present my top 3 nutters of OOW2013.
3) A solid third place goes to the guy who yesterday morning screamed, “I’m going to rip your fuckin’ eyes out of your head!”. I’m not sure what I did to solicit this response, but I would like to thank him for making me feel welcome in this great city. I am most appreciative of the fact he didn’t actually attempt to rip my eyes out!
2) Jumping straight into second place this morning comes an apparently normal woman, who as she walked past me was motivated to say, “What a waste. I wish nothing but horrible things for you. I hope you get shot in the face!” In a country where access to guns is so easy, it’s reassuring to know that their careful and considerate use is top most in people’s minds.
If you are an UltraEdit junkie, like me, you can now get your hands on version 20 for Windows. The most noticeable new feature is the ability to skin the editor. Post-installation it shows up with a Sublime style skin, which I immediately reset to classic.
You can see the list of changes here.
Captain Support was getting pretty sick of supporting the crappy old laptops his brother and mother were using, so he selfishly bought them 2 shiny new laptops to make his own life easier. The only slight flaw in the plan was they came with Windows 8. Although Captain Support had some previous experience of Windows 8 (Developer Preview, Consumer Preview, Windows Blue beta), he was a little nervous about unleashing it on his unsuspecting family members…
I did the upgrade using the auto-update feature and it worked fine, as always.
WordPress 3.5.2 has been released. It’s a maintenance release, including a number of important security fixes, as described here. I’ve run the automatic upgrade on 5 blogs and it went through with no problems.
As seems to be the norm for me, the weather has taken a turn for the better and I’ve got a cold.
I’d like to say a quick sorry to a couple of people from the BGOUG conference who are waiting for feedback from me about some questions. I will get round to it, but the return to work and this blasted cold have made life complicated.
I spent Friday at work with my face buried in tissues, between necking Covonia. I spent Friday evening until this morning asleep in bed, with occasional periods of sleep in the bath. It’s amazing what 30+ hours in bed can do to a cold and how much damage it can do to your back!
I’m really happy with the changes to the performance of the desktop. As mentioned previously, it is now much quieter and really fast. A lot of my VMs run from the 1TB internal data drive, but the things I use most frequently are now sitting on the SSD. I’m starting to forget what life was like before SSD, except when I go to work and use the slowest PC that was ever built.