Alun Rowe

ramblings about cars, tech, web development and more. BOTB Winner in 2010

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Excel/VBA equivalent of the PHP Implode function

On a recent data import between Xero and OnePageCRM I needed to turn multiple column address into an address list into a single line. For this I needed the PHP implode function so I wrote one for Excel

HP Photosmart Printer drops out using BT Homehub 3

Many months ago I purchased an HP Photosmart 5520 Wireless printer/scanner to use in the home office. Initially it ran very well but as we were doing some work on the house I simply plugged it in whenever I happened to need it. Once the building work had finished the printer was installed in a more permanent position and the problems started to reveal themselves.

Apple TV cannot be seen using BT Homehub 3 Wireless

How to get your Apple TV working using a BT Homehub 3.

Lamborghini Aventador

200mph Flat Out

As has already been well documented on these pages, a few years back I was lucky enough to win a car from BOTB. This year they gave away their 200th car and as part of the 200th celebrations I was invited to head to Bruntingthorpe to spend the day with the BOTB team, a few journalists and another previous winner.

As if I wasn’t busy enough already

Sometimes something comes along that you feel you need to get involved with. When my good friend Peter told me of his plans to enter the Scally Rally this year I was interested, when he told me about the reasons for doing it I volunteered on the spot.

How to delete Schoolfeed from your Facebook

Really can’t see any value in this and deleting the app from Facebook doesn’t seem to have any effect so you need to kill your SchoolFeed account instead…

Meeting David Coulthard

Having had a wonderful week away with my family I returned home to an email from BOTB.com with the subject title “Best of the Best/DC”. To begin with I thought it was an announcement from BOTB.com about competition or some big noes of some kind but once I opened it my week managed to get even better…

HCG Facebook Spam/Hack

Randomly your Facebook feed shows that you have lost 30 pounds in 4 weeks…

Codeigniter Beginners Tutorial Article

Over the Xmas break I was lucky enough to be asked to write an article for the 12DevsOfXmas website. Despite my advancing years this was the first time I’d been asked to write about web development in a technical manner so it was a bit of a learning curve for me.

Excel CSV import returns an SYLK file format error

How to fix Excel has detected that ‘balhblah.csv’ is a SYLK file, but cannot load it. Either the file has error or it is not a SYLK file format. Click OK to try to open the file in a different format’ errors

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