Computers

Activating Microsoft Office 2013

Through the agreement my employer has with Microsoft, I am eligible to get Office at a discount through the Home Use Program.

Having downloaded and installed Office 2013 on Windows 7, I found that I could not register/activate the software.  All the MS help pages just say unhelpful things along the line of “You don’t need to activate Office 2013, it will do it automatically”.  But it just didn’t work giving a typically useful MS error message “Something went wrong”. Continue reading

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DIY, Houses, Photography

Decorating/DIY Back Bedroom

Over the last year and a bit I have spent a lot of my time decorating 3 bedrooms in my house.  I tried to do as much as I could myself* and documented a lot of it with the intention of blogging about the steps as I went along.  You may have already seen my earlier post about decorating the front bedroom.  This post covers what I did next, which was decorating the back bedroom.

*by this I mean of course with lots of help from friends and family rather than having to get professionals in.

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DIY, Houses, Photography

Decorating/DIY Front Bedroom

Over the last year and a bit I have spent a lot of my time decorating 3 bedrooms in my house.  I tried to do as much as I could myself* and documented a lot of it with the intention of blogging about the steps as I went along.  Obviously I didn’t get round to doing this.  Here is a summary of the process of decorating the front bedroom with pictures.

*by this I mean of course with lots of help from friends and family rather than having to get professionals in.

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Film

Movie Ramblings: Zombies and the Apocalypse

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I’m trying out something different with this post.  Rather than discussing one particular film, I’m rambling about a loose genre with a couple of specific examples.  It goes on a bit I’m afraid but I’ll try to put in some pretty pictures to help with the boredom.
Warning spoilers after the break!

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