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Live currency exchange rates in Apple Numbers

25 January, 2019

For a while now I’ve been looking for a simple way to have a spreadsheet look up a lie currency exchange rate. The various solutions offered included writing scripts to go and get the live values… but try as I might I couldn’t get Apple Numbers to work with this. As a result, I’ve been […]

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Disable Gatekeeper on OSX

9 January, 2018

You know that annoying moment when you have downloaded an application – perfectly legally – from an ‘unidentified developer’ and your Mac decides you are not allowed to run it? Well that is pants! I realise Apple are only trying to protect you from the evils of the universe, but it really ticks me off […]

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Save £100 on premium car tyres

21 November, 2015

OK – so the headline is a little dramatic, but that’s exactly what I did. My lovely Audi A5 had a service (and there’s nothing I like more than parting with £400 for that) and when they checked the car they found the tyres were worn low – nothing too remarkable in that, except I […]

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Windscreen replacement Audi A5 Cabriolet

6 August, 2015

I had the misfortune of getting a crack on my car wind screen and have been attempting to get it repaired. Now, the job is never straight forward, I know, but to date I have been let down three times by the same company. I am covered by my insurers – a trading company of […]

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Who Moved Stonehenge?

4 May, 2015

  For years and years, I’ve been a loyal visitor to Stonehenge. The ancient monument sits proudly alongside the A303 and every time I go past it I want to go and visit it. I first went there as a child, aged about 4 or 5 probably. I remember at the time being allowed to […]

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