Why I decided to put adverts on the website

For the first time in almost 20 years, I have decided to add banner adverts to this web site. In this article I’ll briefly explain why. Monetisation The industry term is “monetisation” (or monetization in American spelling). To monetise (or monetize) a website simply means that the website will generate it’s own small income by displaying adverts. Subtle Banner Ads …

Support: How To Check Temperature Of Computer

How to check if my computer is overheating. Particularly during summertime, it’s important that the components within your computer do not exceed certain temperatures. This blog support post applies to both desktop PC’s and laptops. Thermal Control Modern computers will simply cut out if they exceed their maximum temperatures. They will cut out without any warning. The BIOS on the …

Quick Help – Fill & Sign PDF File In Adobe Reader

Another Quick Help video for the archive which explains how to complete and sign a PDF document in Adobe Reader. Documents such as application forms and contract renewals often arrive via email and you are required to fill them in and sign before returning. Here are the instructions on a quick-support video to demonstrate how to do this. (This video …

Quick Tip – Remove Focused & Other From Outlook

If you use Outlook email, your inbox will have updated by now to the latest generation of the UI. One of the new features is the hugely unpopular Focused & Other feature. The inbox splits itself in two and attempts to filter actual emails from people against automated emails such as advertising or social media alerts. This would have been …

Tip To Save Mobile Data

Cut Down On Excess Mobile Data Charges Most mobile phone contracts allow you to use a certain amount of mobile data. If you exceed the allowance, you can expect quite an increase in your bill. Options There is the option to switch off mobile data on your device and only switch it on when you need to use the internet, …

Display World Time Clock In Windows 10

Add A World Clock To Your Desktop If you have friends or family abroad that you regularly Skype or Facetime, you’ll have a good idea what is the best time to call due to world time zones. Here’s a quick tip which involves adding an additional time zone to your home computer. This means that in one click, you’ll always …

Support: SFC Scan Using Windows Powershell

An updated version of instructions on running SFC Scan (System File Checker). The only difference is when you “right-click” the Start Menu flag now, you slect “Windows Powershell (Admin)” instead of “Command Prompt. As part of Computroon Support (remote or telephone support), I may have directed you to this page to run the SFC scan. Simply follow instructions in this …

Glasgow Taxis 2018 Photos

Here are just a few photos of the Glasgow Taxis arriving in Troon on 20th June 2018. I was unable to provide a live feed this year but will sort something out for next year. Today though I was able to take my kids into the town and wave in the taxis. The turn out was great.      

Taxi Day 2018

It’s Taxi Day Wednesday 20th June 2018 For the 73rd year the Glasgow Taxis will coming to Troon. No matter what the weather throws at us, it’s time to get out there wherever you can to line the streets and welcome the kids, drivers & volunteers into town on the annual outing. The drivers and volunteers have given their time …

World Cup 2018 Spreadsheet

OK we’re (Scotland) not actually going again, but this web find is a must if you will be following the World Cup in Russia. There are loads of sites offering a wall chart to download and print out, but I’ve come across an excellent alternative, which is a World Cup wallchart schedule in Excel Spreadsheet format. This is a must …