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iTunes: ‘No Error’, Track Names

Saturday May 7, 2016

itunes_logoI’ve been having a ‘No Error’ issue when trying to rip CDs in iTunes.  It appeared to have a problem connecting to the GraceNote server.

Here’s the fix I used:

  1. Close iTunes.
  2. Open terminal.
  3. cd ~/Library/Preferences
  4. mv com.apple.iTunes.plist ~/com.apple.iTunes.plist.bak
  5. Launch iTunes.

Found this over in the Apple support discussion forum from user ‘offroad99’ – my thanks to him!

 

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Burley Travoy Trailer – Get one!

Wednesday June 24, 2015

I’ve been using a Burley Travoy bike trailer for a number of months with my Trek.  I’d always wanted a trailer for my bike but didn’t know if I’d get any use out of one.

At the moment they’re £200 on Amazon (I paid a bit more than that at the time) so it’s quite an investment but it has turned out to be an excellent purchase.  We’re using our bikes a lot more this year and tend to leave the cars alone over the weekends and only travel by bike.

Whether it’s shopping at the supermarket or collecting sacks of bird food or compost from the DIY superstore, the Travoy is on hand to help.

When you’re at the shop/store, just unclip and wheel the trailer around the store.  Then back outside and cycle home.  Much easier and quicker than by car!  More relaxing too!

When not in use, the wheels pop off and it folds down into its own bag for easy storage.

Head over to Amazon UK to get one whilst they’re so cheap! Link: Burley Travoy Bike Trailer – Grey

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The Dahon is Free!

Wednesday June 24, 2015

exIt’s been a long, long time but this week the Dahon broke free from the shed.  It’d had been in there almost three years, chained up, since I moved house.  Now, tyres pumped, rack and mudguards all removed, it’s looking great and riding even better!

I’d forgotten how good this little bike is and I’m really enjoying the ride – feels completely different to my Trek (which is seeing a lot of use this year!).

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ONDA Cycle – Looks fun!

Saturday April 27, 2013

Found a cool looking ‘bike’ over on Kickstarter.  Looks like a lot of fun.  Take a look!

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All Very Quiet

Thursday April 18, 2013

Wow, I really have been quiet here!  It’s been a busy year or so and I just haven’t got out on the bikes.  However, things are changing!  A new shed means easy access to the bikes!  Watch this space!

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Bradley Wiggins wins Tour de France

Sunday July 22, 2012

BBCGreat news for British cycling and Bradley Wiggins!
Full story:  BBC Sport

[Image from BBC Sport]

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Bike Security

Saturday June 23, 2012

Is this bike security or bike theft?!!

[Via Flickr, by David M Hodgson]

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Broadband Upgrade: 100MBs

Tuesday June 19, 2012

Oooh, my broadband speed is looking very nice now!

 

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Deforestation

Sunday June 17, 2012

A photo from my G12 taken whilst out walking in Scotland at the beginning of the month.

Man's Impact

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Virgin Media Tivo – Remote Control Programming

Saturday June 16, 2012

Quickest way to program your Virgin Media Tivo remote to operate your television volume is shown below!  Took me a while to find out about this method so I’m posting a copy of the instructions here to help others.

[From the VM Help and Support Forum]

Searching for a TV remote control code

1. Press and hold down and at the same time until the light on the top of the remote flashes green twice.

2. Enter the code 0999 to access the TV code database – the LED will flash green twice.

3. Press channel up until a code turns off the TV – the LED will flash green each time a code is sent.

4. When the TV turns off, release channel up and press on the remote to turn the TV back on.

5. Press and to check that the remote is working with your TV. If they don’t, continue to search using channel up until the next code turns off the TV, and repeat steps 4 and 5.

6. When the Volume and Mute keys work, press to store the code. The LED will then flash green twice.

7. If you reach the end of the code database, the light on top of the remote will give an extended red flash and exit programming mode

Hope that helps!

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