Monthly Archives: January 2013

Paperman

Nice to see that Disney can still produce heartfelt animation. Short and sweet.  

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It’s an Incredible Deal – Part II

Back in September last year, I wrote about the pricing of Microsoft Office 2013. Unlike Paul Thurott , I failed to see how it was “An Incredible Deal”. For my use, the change to a subscription model would increase my … Continue reading

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Queen Abdicates

Stop Press: the Queen is abdicating in favour of her middle-aged son. Nope, this is not Betty handing over the reins of the monarchy to Charlie (god forbid); it’s Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands handing the reins over to Prince … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Lenovo ThinkPad 2 – Part IV

Welcome back to the next episode in what seems to be turning out to be a series of posts on my experience of using my first Windows 8 tablet – a Lenovo ThinkPad 2. The last post took a look … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Lenovo Thinkpad 2 -Part III

Following on from the last post, here’s some further thoughts on the software experience of the ThinkPad tablet. One criticism that I’ve often read of PC OEMs is that they stuff their machines with bloat-ware. While I don’t think that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Lenovo Thinkpad 2 -Part II

This is a followup to my last post , which concentrated on the hardware of my recently acquired Lenovo ThinkPad 2, This time I’m looking at the software experience. Well, of course, the software experience is all about the use … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Lenovo ThinkPad 2

I received my Lenovo ThinkPad 2 tablet last Friday. Since then, I’ve been playing around with it to get a feel for the good points and bad points of both the tablet itself, and how the experience of using Windows … Continue reading

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Test Post

This is a test post made on my new Lenovo ThinkPad 2 using the handwriting recognition of Windows 8. I must admit that it’s pretty scarily good at recognising my scrawl.

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I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue

You know, I think it is preferable for someone to acknowledge that they don’t know the answer, rather than to either studiously ignore the question, or make something up on the spot. This has been brought to mind during my … Continue reading

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A Fine Balance

I see that the European Court of Human Rights has delivered its judgments in the cases of four Christians who claimed that their religious rights were being infringed by their employers. And I think that the ECHR got it right. … Continue reading

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Pwned!

I couldn’t help but chuckle over this quote from Vint Cerf during his presentation at CES yesterday. He was speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show’s “Silvers Summit” on technology geared toward the older population: “Some people think silver surfers don’t … Continue reading

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