Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Narrow Escape

Yesterday, my Surface 3 was sitting on my desk, plugged in for charging and quietly minding its own business. Our dog Watson decided to walk past and got his leg caught in the cable. He carried on walking and pulled … Continue reading

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Here we go again, more deluded fools with guns and explosives murdering innocents, followed by a statement from IS that is “written in the standard, sententious style of Isis and other militant pronouncements and is framed by a worldview that … Continue reading

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The Saga of Broadband Internet

Almost a year ago, I blogged about the poor state of internet in the Dutch countryside, and about our area in particular. Even though the Netherlands as a whole is high up in the league table of countries enjoying fast … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of my favourite writers. The question: “where do you get your ideas from?” is the starting point for a wonderful essay and meditation on this question. Please follow the link and read it – … Continue reading

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And Microsoft Does It Yet Again…

Oh dear, regular as clockwork, Microsoft opens its mouth to change feet, and creates another PR fiasco for itself. A year ago, Microsoft announced that it would deliver unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers: Today, storage limits just became … Continue reading

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