Monthly Archives: October 2013

Xbox Music App – Metadata Madness

I’m doing the old one-step-forwards-two-steps-back shuffle with Microsoft again. This time it’s the latest version of the Xbox Music App that is raising my frustration levels. Windows 8.1 has arrived with a new version of the Xbox Music App (version … Continue reading

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“Play to” and Windows 8.1

Back in the distant days of 2009, Microsoft introduced a feature called “Play to” into its new operating system, Windows 7. Play to, so Microsoft claimed: makes it easy to stream music, video, and photos from your computer to other … Continue reading

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RIP, Norm

One of the bloggers that I make a habit of reading is Norman Geras. That is, until last Friday, when I found an entry on his blog from Jenny Geras (his daughter) saying that Norm had died that day. Another … Continue reading

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Out There

Stephen Fry has collaborated with film-maker Fergus O’Brien to make a two-part documentary Out There. In it, Fry reflects just how much, and how little, things have changed in his lifetime for gay people around the world. Martin and I … Continue reading

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Jesus And Mo – The Author Speaks

I’m definitely a fan of the Jesus and Mo cartoon strip. The anonymous author has given a rare interview that appears on the Council of Ex-Muslims forum. Worth reading.

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Photo Metadata Tools – The Saga Continues

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the tools I use to manage my collection of photos and the metadata contained in them. In it, I noted that interoperability issues between metadata editing tools was a problem. Never was … Continue reading

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Indistinguishable From Magic

Arthur C. Clarke once wrote: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. That’s the thought behind this video: Box. (hat tip: Richard Wiseman)

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