Monthly Archives: August 2011

Practical Bliss

As you may be aware, I’m not very happy with the Media Library in Windows Home Server 2011. As well as the shortcomings and design issues that I wrote about here, it also turned out that WHS 2011 has a … Continue reading

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“Put Hitler in the Cupboard”

So the final half of the sixth series of the regenerated Doctor Who kicked off last night with “Let’s Kill Hitler”. Oh, but I did enjoy every single moment of it. Steven Moffat is such a brilliant and audacious writer, … Continue reading

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Using RAW Codecs in Windows

If you are an enthusiast photographer using a digital camera, you may well have set your camera to take photos using its RAW format. It’s what every professional photographer does. The rest of us take the easy way out, and … Continue reading

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The Volcano Is Now Extinct

This is a very difficult post to write. It concerns my oldest and closest friend. We first met back in the early 1970s when I first moved up to London. I wanted to do some volunteer work, and ended up … Continue reading

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Charlie Kindel – ex-Microsoftie

After 21 years, Charlie Kindel has left Microsoft to set up a company of his own. As far as I can remember from my days of having contacts with Microsoft, I’ve never met the man, but I know that he’s … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Canal Parade

Today is the 6th August, 2011, and it’s the day of the annual Canal Parade in Amsterdam. I usually travel the 150 km to Amsterdam and join the 400,000+ onlookers to watch it, but this year I’m staying home. However, … Continue reading

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