Archive for April, 2016

RT @chortle: QI’s No Such Thing As A Fish hits TV: New topical show, post-Newsnight zpr.io/AVWw pic.twitter.com/v2likCWTKV

@CornerGas It would recieve pride of place, of course, above the mantel!

RT @antisleep: This simple trick will help you doubt your work even more often

@CA_tea Already picking strawberries? We’re expecting snow tomorrow. All we have is brown grass and a few tree buds! Enjoy them!

How To: A Clean install of Windows 7 in 2016

April 25th, 2016

Maybe I’m alone here, but I still have occasion to install Windows 7 from time to time. For a while, that was no big deal; Install the OS, update, update, update and you’re good to go. Lately though, the process has become far more cumbersome. Not only does the process take ages to complete, but when you’re done its always nagging you to update to Windows 10. What follows is my process for getting this done without too much hassle.

Firstly, I’ve not created anything new here. I’ve simply found a series of tools and bit of information online that helped me along the way so I’m compiling it here for my future benefit.

Step 1 – Get the OS installed. After that, if your copy of Windows 7 doesn’t including Service Pack 1, go here and download it: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842. Install. Reboot. Service packs include a large number of updates so it’s much faster to get the service pack installed first thing after the install than it is to use Windows Update to find it and download it.

@Monkopotamus Looks like a great way to close out short vacation to me!

@ZorkianGrue I had a really tough time finding a decent Twitter app on Android. Never found one I enjoyed using like @tweetbot.

@ZorkianGrue You need a better client. I see none of that.

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April 19th, 2016

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