Monthly Archives: May 2011

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace – II

I mentioned how much I was looking forward to the new series of documentaries by Adam Curtis: All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace. Actually, the first episode was last week, and it was every bit as good as … Continue reading

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The Media Library in Windows Home Server 2011

As promised yesterday, here’s the follow-up post describing my experience (thus far) with the Media Library in Windows Home Server 2011. On installation, Windows Home Server 2011 will create a number of Folders by default for music, pictures, documents, recorded … Continue reading

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The Psychopath Test

I see that Jon Ronson has got a new book out: The Psychopath Test. I like Jon Ronson’s writing, so I think I should add his new book to my wishlist. There’s also a very positive review of the book … Continue reading

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My WHS 2011 Experience (Thus Far)

I think it’s safe to say that the development of Microsoft’s Windows Home Server 2011 (version two of the original Windows Home Server product) has not exactly been plain sailing. Fairly late on in the development cycle, Microsoft took the … Continue reading

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My Heart Bleeds…

I see that Adele is complaining that she has to pay 50% Income Tax on her earnings of, apparently, £8 million for last year. I pay more tax (52%) on my earnings that, last year, amounted to less than 1% … Continue reading

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Favourite Does Not Necessarily Equal Best

To celebrate the opening of an exhibition (Out of this World) at the British Library later this month, today’s Guardian has asked leading SF writers to pick their favourite novel or author in the genre. However, the Guardian’s sub-editors have … Continue reading

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The History of the User Interface

Here’s a video of Bill Buxton talking about the history of (some of the) user interfaces in computing. http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Show-Us-Your-Tech/Bill-Buxton-Shows-Us-His-Favorite-Tech/player?w=512&h=288 An interview with a researcher who has passion and whose passion shines through to teach important lessons. And the basic lesson … Continue reading

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