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Live currency exchange rates in Apple Numbers

Posted by on 25 January, 2019 at 3:31 am

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 […]

Disable Gatekeeper on OSX

Posted by on 9 January, 2018 at 3:06 pm

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 […]

Save £100 on premium car tyres

Posted by on 21 November, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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 […]

Windscreen replacement Audi A5 Cabriolet

Posted by on 6 August, 2015 at 8:49 am

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 […]

Who Moved Stonehenge?

Posted by on 4 May, 2015 at 8:01 pm

  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 […]