Monthly Archives: June 2011

Windows Home Server Support

Yes, I know I’ve complained about the poor quality of the support documentation for Windows Home Server before (here, here, and here), but I just keep finding more examples. The latest is the Solution Center page for Windows Home Server … Continue reading

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Storms In Teacups

I see that Torchwood is returning to our haunted fishtanks next month. While I’ve been pretty disparaging about the series in the past, I have to say that I thought that it redeemed itself with the Children of Earth series. … Continue reading

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Getting Started With Windows Home Server 2011

I see that Microsoft’s Michael Leworthy has posted that the latest update of the “Getting Started With Windows Home Server 2011” document is now available. This version is dated June 2011, and replaces an earlier one dated February 2011. It’s … Continue reading

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Daisy, Daisy, Give Me Your Answer Do…

No, it’s no good, I must stop reading the stuff that Mark Vernon is prone to write (and, I might add, get paid for!). It’s not good for my spleen. This time he’s using some philosophical fenceplay from Raymond Tallis … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server 2011 Product Pages

Update 13 January 2012: Well, it’s taken Microsoft over six months to do it, but it looks as though they now have a new set of Product Pages. They are very much simplified (perhaps too much so), but at least … Continue reading

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The Lace Anniversary

Last Sunday, the 12th June, we celebrated our 13th (Lace) Wedding Anniversary. Our combined ages are now 120 years, we’ve been together for (almost) 30 years, and this is our fifth year of living in our farmhouse, De Witte Wand. … Continue reading

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iPod Illusions

Marco Tempest is, on this evidence, a very good magician indeed.   (hat tip to Richard Wiseman)

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World IPv6 Day

The very first World IPv6 day was, er, yesterday. There’s a good explanation of what it was all about by Richard Cooper on the BBC’s Internet blog. I have to say that it passed very uneventfully for me, the internet … Continue reading

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So, How Was It For You? (part II)

Last Saturday night saw the mid-season finale (who came up with that particular twist?) of Doctor Who, Series Six: A Good Man Goes To War. Actually, because we had visitors, I didn’t get to see it until the repeat on … Continue reading

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Slideshow Quality in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011

Almost a year ago, in July 2010, I blogged about something that I had noticed in the beta of Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011: the quality of the slideshows it displayed was noticeably poorer than in the previous version. It … Continue reading

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Windows 8

Microsoft have given the first public demo of the user interface that will be included in the next version of Windows, currently known as Windows 8. At the D9 conference yesterday, Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky brought Corporate … Continue reading

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