Author Archives: JB

Sheppey is spelt with two ‘e’s because it’s a place name

Sheppey, as in the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, is correctly spelt with two ‘e’s – ‘Sheppey’. For some unknown reason – many people on the internet seem to assume they somehow ‘know better’ – by incorrectly ‘correcting’ the name … Continue reading

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Windows error 0x800700FF when trying to play a movie

System files could be corrupt – one possible solution to this problem: Open CMD prompt (using “Run as Adminstrator”).Type ‘sfc /scannow‘ to check & fix system files.

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Uploading a video to YouTube or Facebook freezes or stalls part way through upload and Chrome console shows ERR_HTTP2_PROTOCOL_ERROR – one possible fix:

The problem encountered: after trying to upload a video to YouTube or Facebook using a Windows 10 machine, the video upload freezes and gets stuck only a short way into the upload (eg. at the 5 or 10% mark) and … Continue reading

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Scenes from ITV’s new drama ‘Too Close’ filmed at the Kingsferry Bridge on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent

Some scenes for ITV’s new drama ‘Too Close’ were filmed around the Kingsferry Bridge, which connects the Isle of Sheppey to mainland Kent, over the weekends of 24-25th October & 12-13 December 2020.

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On the trail of the Isle of Sheppey’s mystery Moo Mop Mouse!

A mystery artist has been creating cute little artworks featuring a mouse called ‘The Moo Mop Mouse!’ (#moomopmouse). The miniature artworks have been appearing near island beaches in September 2020. This blog entry documents some of the artworks found. The … Continue reading

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Thames sailing barge Raybel and the Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum, Milton Creek, Sittingbourne

February 2020Historic, 100-year old, Thames sailing barge Raybel, can now be found berthed at the head of Milton Creek in Sittingbourne, alongside Lloyds Wharf – undergoing restoration in the same location she was built at in 1920, thanks to the … Continue reading

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Find out ink remaining HP Deskjet 9800 series

An accurate way to find out the ink remaining is to print off a diagnostics sheet, which will include the ink remaining in each cartridge as a percentage (listed under LEFT CHUTE/RIGHT CHUTE on the printout).

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PHP RFC3339 date for Google Calendar API

$date = new DateTime(); echo $date->format(DATE_RFC3339);

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PHP Find end of the month/last day of month

<?php echo date(“t-m-Y”); ?> The ‘t’ option of date returns the number of days in the month.

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Windows XP fix firewall that cannot be displayed

Error message: “Windows firewall settings can not be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start windows firewall/internet connection sharing service?” Issues with a corrupted firewall can sometimes be fixed by rebuilding the Windows Management … Continue reading

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