Its been a while – 2013 is here and the Cronk family grows larger!

Been ages since I last posted and suspect it will be while before I post again – new job, kids and the fact that twitter is easier! Have added a Strava widget to the right as have now seriously got into road cycling – have signed up for a few sportives this year including a […]

Windows 8 will drop the start menu – is this the beginning of the end for MS OS dominance?

So Microsoft is dropping the start button from Windows in v8… I think this is a silly move – surely one of the things that keep people tied to Windows is the fact that they know how to use it. If they (badly) copy Mac / Linux and force people to re-learn how to navigate […]

Fix for Windows 7 offline files and Samba

Further to my blog posts involving vista (and the tweaks that can help make Vista/Windows 7 compatible with Samba) I came across a registry setting that needs to be changed to get offline files to work correctly: “Set the following registry key on the Windows Vista client to prevent files from getting pulled down to […]

Sony Vaio SZ review and Vista Notes

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3HP Overall Review I knew it was time to replace my ageing HP Omnibook when some of the keys stopped working (well actually stopped working in combination with the shift key – which is really strange!). This time I knew I wanted something far more portable that the 15” desktop replacement that the […]

Almost £1000 for Vista and Office Ultimate – what a bargain!

Couldn’t help but rant about this “offer” for Windows Vista and Office Ultimate edition(s) I saw on Amazon: I think £777.46 is expensive enough – but it illustrates quite how much (£969.98) you could Spend on just Windows and Office with Microsoft! I was amazed so thought I’d share! Just think of the PC / […]