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bio website olivergwyther.com
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Freelance IT Consultant with experience in Web Development and associative fields, formerly IT Director for a Post Production/Animation Studio.


Feb
10
comment What causes usb ports to power off
By default USB power saving IS turned on in Windows 7, so as Kruug stated if it hasn't been changed it is likely the source of the problem.
Oct
3
comment Move Windows 7 Hibernation file
Apologies if it was incorrect. I very much doubt your hibernation file is actually on the hibernation partition. A simple Googling will tell you that it HAS to be on the boot drive. I can't find any evidence that it's possible to have it anywhere else...
Nov
26
comment Menu bar full, some items are not shown
You say there is space, but from your image i wouldn't consider that space, even if there is technically enough of it to accommodate the Dropbox icon! Try hiding your name as i suggested?
Nov
26
comment Menu bar full, some items are not shown
Is there even enough space to force it to show all menu bar items? Have you tried hiding your name to increase the space available for icons? There are plenty of guides on how to do so.
Nov
26
comment Menu bar full, some items are not shown
What do you actually mean by the 'menu bar'? Do you mean the dock? The only way to get it to show all items is to reduce the size of the dock.
Nov
23
comment BSOD on Windows 7 install - Linux works fine
Try disconnecting all unnecessary USB/other devices before install, and see if that works.
Nov
23
comment What characters are not allowed in SkyDrive file names?
According to the Microsoft support forum, the maximum filename length for Skydrive is 230 characters. Yours being 77, I doubt that is the problem. Are you sure there isn't a space at the end of the filename? According to the following guide, that would cause an issue: windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/skydrive/upload-file-cant-faq
Nov
20
comment Measuring flash-drive performance for portable apps?
And what kind of speeds were you seeing on benchmark tests?
Nov
20
comment Measuring flash-drive performance for portable apps?
Is it slow on multiple systems, or one system in particular?
Nov
16
comment How can I share Tampermonkey scripts between versions of Chrome?
It has it's own extension page: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey-beta/…
Nov
16
comment How can I share Tampermonkey scripts between versions of Chrome?
The current beta version of Tampermonkey lists "easily sync/install your scripts from a single document" as a feature. Have you tried it out?
Nov
16
comment Slow browsing but fast torrent
Also, what kind of responses do you get when pinging remote servers? Have you tried changing your DNS to some OpenDNS servers to check if the problem persists?
Nov
16
comment Slow browsing but fast torrent
Interesting about the noise though. Have you contacted your ISP to determine that the line is in fact working correctly? Your problem sounds suspiciously similar to one i had at an office where I worked. We went through every solution known to mankind, before finding out it was our ISP.
Nov
16
comment Slow browsing but fast torrent
Have you tested to see if your ISP is traffic shaping? broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php
Nov
16
comment How can I share Tampermonkey scripts between versions of Chrome?
Have you tried using a third party tool to simply synchronise the folder contents?
Oct
17
comment Browser Windows not opening in SOME instances
Starting with the obvious - have you done any checks for spyware/malware/virus's? It seems symptomatic of such an issue.
Aug
15
comment What should I take into account when underclocking Intel i5-750?
Voltage is the primary factor that determines CPU temperature, however I wouldn't recommend changing it if you're not experienced/have no idea what you're doing.
Aug
15
comment How to setup firefox to display websites in their native language?
I certainly don't change ANY language settings when I connect via VPN, and it is just a standard windows VPN connection, so I very much doubt it modifies the headers. The page you linked to displays 100% in English through my VPN.
Aug
15
comment How to setup firefox to display websites in their native language?
I disagree with the statement that the vast amount don't use geo. When I am connected through my VPN in Amsterdam, pretty much EVERY site I visit (major or minor) displays in Dutch rather than English, despite no language change.
Aug
14
comment Can Chrome be prevented from autocorrecting search strings?
I'm betting that's the cause of your problem. Let me know how it goes.