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Your box is still initialising Sky+ HD

So my Sky+ HD Box has stopped working.  It was working fine, recording a program, then it just simply turned off and the TV receives no signal anymore. I tried all the obvious techniques.  Unplugged the box, disconnected all the cables, reconnected all the cables, plugged the box back in, nothing.  Same thing.  The power light and WIFI light come on as expected, but nothing appears on the TV. After googling the issue for a while, I discovered that it was the fact that my planner was full.  It was in the middle of a recording, and couldn’t delete anything, so simply hit 100% disk space and crashed.  Ok, so how do I get the box on to delete a program? First thing I tried is to do a software update.  This normally fixes 90% of the problems on a sky box and is really easy to do.  The steps […]

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Why I loved living in California

As I sit in a hotel reminiscing on my life in California I thought I would write down the reasons about why I loved living in California.  I am doing this for two reasons really, one it might help me move on from what I classed as a very happy period in my life, and two it is a written reminder of the fun I had for when I get older and my ol’ mind isn’t what it once was. Ambitious Dream Let me begin by saying that living in California was my life’s ultimate dream.  Specifically it was living and working in Silicon Valley that was the dream.  I have been interested in computers and technology ever since I was a young boy (read this article about my early computer years).  I remember being 15 years old on a family holiday in France, talking to an American, who constantly […]

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