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Blast from the past – old apps and new life

Longevity. Not something I heard a lot about from developers that used to meet at those events we used to call “face to face meetings” – pre Covid 19.  When I started coding in the mid 80’s – an application had no real shelf life. If it was fit for purpose – it kept on […]


Time for Pi

As a long time fan of the Raspberry Pi platform I recently decided to replace an aging original Pi for a project I have in mind. So imagine my delight when I spotted the Pi 400 – its a Pi in a keyboard !! Whoever thought of that – pat yourself on the back. Immediately […]


Error code 80243004 updating windows PC

This is a short one but hopefully if you come across this – its a headscratcher! The PC in question had updated just under a month ago without issue and when its was noticed that there were some updates available – the result of applying them was the error code 80243004. Stopping the windows update […]


Window 10 Version 2004 – whats new?

The first thing that strikes me about the new release is the additional of a tool that helps figure out why a windows 10 update fails. Having spent too much time working out the vagaries of why a particular model of PC or even a particular PC fails to update when other “identical” models don’t […]