My colleagues in Ireland raising money for the Microsoft CSS Malawi Citizenship project

My colleagues in Ireland have been stretching their legs raising money for Concern Universal as part of the Microsoft CSS Malawi Citizenship project which I blogged about earlier this year. They’d still like to raise a bit more money so if you fancy donating a little to help provide clean water in Malawi you can…

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Malawi 2.0 – Microsoft CSS working to provide clean water

A team of 10 volunteers from Microsoft Customer Service and Support in Europe and North America have just set off for Malawi as the “On the Ground” team of the 2012 Microsoft Customer Service and Support Malawi Citizenship project. The aim of the project is to improve access to clean water for the Malawi population…

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Stunning images from nature

Here is a phenomenal video of the northern lights built from thousands of still images so as to create the highest quality visual effect. And here are some incredible photos and video showing the a huge dust storm in Arizona. Doug

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New word of the day (for me): Malvertising

I’d not heard this before: Malvertising. I wonder how many new words with a longevity of 10 or more years get invented each day/month/year?

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It’s a big and amazing world out there.

When you are stuck at home inside because the weather outside is so miserably cold the mind inevitably wanders to far flung and warmer places. I’ve been introduced, by my brother Murray, to a useful independent travel guide site that he has started contributing to. It’s called SimonSeeks.com. The idea is that individual travellers author…

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Snowy Britain

Like much of the Northern Hemisphere right now, Britain is having a prolonged cold snap and last night Mother Nature dumped another load of snow on the South of England. Here is my home village of Sonning last night:   If you are UK based, there is a really good web site run by the…

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Looking for a clean beach?

I know it’s not the time of year when one generally thinks about going to the beach (at least in the UK!) but this web site is a very useful tool for checking on water quality (and air quality) all over Europe. It is a very cool and stylish demonstration of what can be done…

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Answer to the Christmas brain teaser…

So at Christmas I posed a brain teaser. “0:001> .foreach ( greeting {s -[1]u 0 L?0xffffffff “Merry”} ) {.printf “%mu” , greeting } Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Christmas brain teaser: based off this, what can infer about the most likely bit-ness of the process and the operating system I was debugging on…

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A message to my readers…

0:001> .foreach ( greeting {s -[1]u 0 L?0xffffffff “Merry”} ) {.printf “%mu” , greeting } Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Christmas brain teaser: based off this, what can infer about the most likely bit-ness of the process and the operating system I was debugging on and why? Cheers! Doug

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Photosynth Synther hits the web! Get synthing!

Late yesterday, the Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth team released an update to Photosynth as well as offering, for the first time, the ability to create your own “synths”. Read all about it over at the Photosynth blog. If you’ve never heard of Photosynth nor seen it you may be wondering what it is. Well, imagine…

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