Friday, 19 May 2017

Megaflow draining instructions

If your megaflow overflow (d2) pipe starts leaking water then this is what you do…


Scanning Tesco receipts via Canon MG5751

  1. Use Canon IJ Scan Utility (start, scan, top result)
  2. Choose Document, with settings 300dpi and png, filename tesco
  3. Scan each page individually
  4. Then use irfanview to combine the images into one tif file, (options, create multi page tiff, compression ccitt fax 4)
  5. Upload that as single receipt option to shop and scan

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017

DELL 968 Printer problem–Cartridge slams against printer wall

Fix was as simple as removing the cartridges, then turing off the printer at the plug socket on the wall, then squeezing the drive belt and computer cables that connects to the cartridge compartment, with my finger and thumb a few times.

Many thanks to the forums for posting this fix here, has saved me the cost of a new printer …

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Resharper shorcut cheat sheet

Quite by chance today I stumbled across a new way to learn Resharper shortcuts.

In visual studio, when editing a file, tap the ctrl key three times in quick succession. This brings up the cheat sheet


Then hold down the Ctrl key, Shift Key, or Alt Key when the dialog is open, and you'll see what short cuts are applicable to the development pane that you're in


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Macros alternative for VS 2013 /2015

Finally an alternative to

which lets you record as well…


Find action constants for dte.Find listed here…



dte.Find.FindWhat = "DROP CONSTRAINT";
dte.Find.Target = 1; //vsFindTarget.vsFindTargetCurrentDocument;
dte.Find.MatchCase = false;
dte.Find.MatchWholeWord = false;
dte.Find.Backwards = false;
dte.Find.MatchInHiddenText = false;
dte.Find.PatternSyntax = 0; // vsFindPatternSyntax.vsFindPatternSyntaxLiteral;
dte.Find.Action = 1; //vsFindAction.vsFindActionFind