Elf and Safety…

One of the joys of living in England is the plentiful opportunities for amusement (and sometimes even amazement) due to the proliferation of daft laws and rules emanating from our near-expired Government. According to an article in last week’s newspaper, it’s now illegal to sell a grey squirrel. It’s nice to know that the appropriate…

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Icon Do It (but only as an Administrator)

I’m convinced that there are millions of Windows users out there who spend a large proportion of their time just sitting staring at their computer, without actually running any programs. Maybe they can’t afford to buy the latest cool applications. Or the ones they’ve got don’t work on Windows 7. Or perhaps it’s a just…

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A Big Box of Windows

I watched some property development program on TV the other week about a “contemporary” new house with a “streamlined yet powerful” design. The comment from  the presenter was that it looked like “a big box with windows”. Aha! That’s what I’ve just bought! Though mine was delivered in a cardboard box with Dell labels on. But,…

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Move Over Harry Potter

I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever been much of a patron of the dark arts. Mind you, a few years ago I was fascinated to see a chapter for a book on ADO.NET that I’d written come back from review with fifteen paragraphs about devil worship in the middle of it. I was about…

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