Entries by Mike Ellis

Musing on ‘Memes’!

It wasn’t long into my journey with ‘Tap into IT’ that I realised that the ‘tapping’ was into more than just IT! In fact, far better to drop the capital letters when we can.  Riddle-speak? Bear with me a minute! Hopefully, the original idea behind the name is fairly obvious. Tap into all the benefits […]

Let’s Celebrate – at the Christmas Party!

“If anyone had said a year ago that we’d be having our Christmas party online this year, we’d have laughed at them!”  We couldn’t agree more with Maggie’s comment as 25 of us were assembled at last in front of our computers/iPads, the preliminaries over (-unmuting and readjusting cameras to reveal more than the top […]

“Deliverance” by Stewart Conn

There can’t be many poems on the subject of tech support, especially from the likes of Stewart Conn (former Edinburgh Makar/Laureate)! I’m honoured with the one below.  The background is that in the process of clearing a printer jam, his trusty Canon had stopped working. I couldn’t fix it remotely but had a very similar […]

Edinburgh church services move online

Churches, and other places of worship, have had to close their doors due to the Coronavirus lockdown. To counteract this, many of Edinburgh’s ministers and priests are streaming their regular church services online. They are also offering catch up recordings that you can access at a time that suits you. To help you access the […]

Access Newspapers during Lockdown

Are you missing your favourite newspaper due to the Coronavirus lockdown? Do you know that you can still get your daily news, gossip, TV and puzzles on your device? Download the App, for your device, or read your favourite newspaper online by using the links below:- Metro (Free):- iPad/iPhone / Android / Online The Scotsman […]

Beware wolves in sheep’s clothing

Sad that the scammers are at it in amongst all the genuine offers of help. Be careful about who you accept help from and what you trust strangers with. Check out the following alert from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland headed ‘exploiting those trying to protect themselves’.

Avoid scams, find out about online banking.

Come on Thu 27th Feb 2.30-3.30pm (-followed by tea/coffee) to a free session at: Old Farm Court (Viewpoint Housing) Lounge, 303-311 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0NS Booking not required – just come! But helpful if you text / leave a message for an idea of numbers. (Based on a workshop run by ACEIT, with thanks) […]

“What did you do over Easter?”

Practice filling in online forms in a light-hearted way – click on ‘What have you been up to’? (-a text ‘link’) or the image of the form’ below (-also a ‘link’) and answer this familiar question after a break of a week or more from usual activities. What have you been up to? (Google form)