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by blackdog
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Long term rent - To Let
Topic: House Sitting Vacancy Filled :Stavros,Akrotiri,Chania.
Replies: 4
Views: 5941

Is this a serious offer?

Or just another spurious fishing attempt please?
by blackdog
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Long term rent - To Let
Topic: House Sitting Vacancy Filled :Stavros,Akrotiri,Chania.
Replies: 4
Views: 5941

Please check your email

I have sent two emails to you regarding this position. Could you please check your mailbox to see if these have arrived? I will be happy to respond by other means if you wish as we have had a few problems with our mailbox
by blackdog
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UK TV on PC
Replies: 28
Views: 9759

Internet TV up and working here

I have finally managed to get internet telly from back home for free. I understood the principles and what would be required from the start, that is some sort of maintainable connection between myself and a PC back home which could pass on my requests to the services I wanted. For the techies out th...
by blackdog
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Security Alert
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Put our money where your mouth is

Paul If your reply had been off line as a PM then this response would have been unwarranted. However as an expert witness and forensic scientist I am compelled to defend my reputation and status. My comment in this forum was purely passing on information from the first established and foremost Compu...
by blackdog
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Security Alert
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Security Alert

The latest alert from the US Computer Emergency Response Team confirms what is being chatted and blogged about a lot on the net recently. They are expecting massive problems tomorrow April 1st from the conficker worm. They publish a quick way to check if you have been infected with links to sites fo...
by blackdog
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Computer misuse in Crete
Replies: 0
Views: 763

Computer misuse in Crete

This is a copy of a post I've made in reply to Carolina's report on the arrest of the Scot for Computer Misuse (online child abuse) recently. Because it also relates to computing and the internet I thought it was worth mentioning here. There has been much publicity given here recently to the arrest ...
by blackdog
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brit arrested in Crete over child rape website
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Computer misuse in Crete

There has been much publicity given here recently to the arrest of two men for being involved in Internet Child Abuse (online paedophilia). It seems no community can now claim to be free from this shameful scourge on humanity. It was whilst working for a British security/law enforcement agency as an...
by blackdog
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Getting Mail In Crete
Replies: 10
Views: 7090

Second lesson starts here

Last Friday we went to the bank as pleased as punch with our newly issued tax forms and duly presented them, together with our passports, to the helpful young lady and asked if we could please open a current account. She studied the tax forms and said that she was sorry but since according to the ta...
by blackdog
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Getting Mail In Crete
Replies: 10
Views: 7090

Getting Mail In Crete

Since renting our apartment here we have found that the street we live on doesn't actually have a name and the postman does not come down this way. Even the large International Hotel we live near has to collect its mail from a P.O. Box at the local Post Office. So we decided to get a P.O. Box for ou...
by blackdog
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: ADSL Speed
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Thanks Paul I've been trying to figure out the "local" sites my Greek is not so good.

We live on the border between Malia and Stalis (so I've been told) got no postcode or street name or house number so its anyones guess!!

Cheers
Dave
by blackdog
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Accounting software
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

Use Open Source where possible. Its free!

Recommend checking on http://sourceforge.net for any software you may need. It's all open source and free. I have used Turbocash from there. It has just been upgraded. Works very well. Takes a bit of setting your books up but can be multi-user, multi-currency and even multi-language. Happy Hunting D...
by blackdog
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: ADSL Speed
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Diagnosing ADSL speed problems

ADSL providers all over the world are being criticised for advertising and selling services at bandwidths(speeds) they cannot deliver. Here are a few tips for checking for any common problems 1) Try a speed report from http://www.dslreports.com/tools this will give an idea of what your line is capab...

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