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He lived long, and he prospered. That's good enough for most of us.

RIP Leonard Nimoy.

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  • Tue, 12:57: Writing about Seneca. No. Not that one.
  • Tue, 13:10: Anyone else think "The Coming of the Shadows"? My office: The last best hope of peace. http://t.co/30d2cm9N3e
  • Tue, 13:32: RT @jamzc92: Cool feature in the updated Microsoft Band. Seems to be able to recognize text w/ question! @windowscentral #msband http://t.c…
  • Tue, 13:39: (touched down in the land of the delta blues/in the middle of the pouring rain)
  • Tue, 13:57: (people criticising a technology they haven't used, won't use, and failing to consider the machine learning framework behind it)
  • Tue, 13:57: (hint: just because it looks like a keyboard doesn't mean it works like one. metaphor is important)
  • Tue, 14:39: (this means nothing to me/this means nothing to me)
  • Tue, 14:39: From node to whitespaces in disaster areas. I love my job.
  • Tue, 14:48: RT @flashboy: Clickbait, but for streets http://t.co/jGAkfz1P7Z
  • Tue, 15:41: <Looks at Pebble Time Kickstarter, looks at Microsoft Band on wrist. Goes off to look at webcomics.>
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  • Mon, 12:02: Tweetdeck spam reporting broken for everyone or just me?
  • Mon, 14:11: @FredKiesche Those were nice pics. What was the source? Vaguely Miyazaki meets Last Exile meets early Gainax.
  • Mon, 14:30: Fascinating stories about bringing software to First Nations and other minority languages on the MS blog today: http://t.co/t8IKtjj3m8
  • Mon, 14:50: As it’s International Mother Language Day here’s a link to a Word spellcheck dictionary for my mother language: http://t.co/NFl6BAdhLq
  • Mon, 14:51: Recent Rereads: A Plague Of All Cowards. William Barton’s second novel shows signs of his later skill, but remains incoherent. A minor work.
  • Mon, 14:55: At least my mother tongue is a Latin script, it's harder in other languages. Bringing Office to Cherokee fonts: http://t.co/qxRotMwyKw
  • Mon, 15:07: RT @matociquala: http://t.co/MIesXAeE7x If you are confused about trans issues, this would be a useful thing to read.
  • Mon, 15:10: Amused that now I am learning Mac touchpad gestures I find I am using them on my Surface Pro 3...
  • Mon, 18:22: Still no sign of the Microsoft Health update :-(
  • Mon, 18:51: Uninstalling a review printer that when back this morning. Why do I need to manually remove three separate packages, eh HP?
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  • Sun, 20:19: RT @BadAstronomer: Cool quick video of the ISS passing in front of the Moon: https://t.co/k9oCjc41S4
  • Sun, 20:28: #ginoclock
  • Sun, 20:45: What is it with the pseudo-Steely Dan in UK advertising?
  • Mon, 11:03: Trying out my minispresso for the first time on some Kona. Dense, rich, delightfully bitter, lots of cream. Mmmm. Coffee.
  • Mon, 11:53: You put one box out, you take two boxes in, you do the courier hokey cokey and you turn about. One more collection to go today.
  • Mon, 11:54: A pity to see that printer go back to HP. It really was rather nice. Hooked up the wedding reception printer; 10 years old and still working

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  • Thu, 12:34: Trying out OneNote handwriting on the iPad. Standard stylus, OK. Pencil works, but its extra features aren't supported. Jot Pro works best.
  • Thu, 12:34: RT @marypcbuk: Search might be how we'll know we're watched over by machines of loving grace ; techno-optimism by @stefanweitz http://t.co
  • Thu, 12:37: Outlook is classifying PR messages about Kickstarters as spam. I am not entirely displeased with this...
  • Thu, 12:48: RT @marypcbuk: It's 25 years since I covered the UK launch of PhotoShop (as it was then called) for MacPublishing magazine. Coo, etc
  • Thu, 12:49: 25 years of PhotoShop. I didn't write my first review of it until the mid-90s, so I was late to the show! But I've stuck with it since then.
  • Thu, 12:51: Each Photoshop version has a themed shrine in the Adobe offices. I wonder what the current Photoshop developers have on it?
  • Thu, 12:54: Switching to the Google Now launcher on this Android device. It's almost native Android, but not quite...
  • Thu, 13:04: RT @m1k3y: 70Kyrs ago early humans, Neanderthals, Denisovans and Homo Floris all looked up and saw a cosmic visitor appear in the sky. How …
  • Thu, 13:14: More Yes than Yes; Transatlantic's epic cover of And You And I on their latest album...
  • Thu, 13:23: (and you and I climb, crossing the shapes of the morning/and you and I reach over the sun for the river)
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  • Tue, 12:21: What a gloriously spring-like day in London.
  • Tue, 12:40: Well that doesn't happen often these days: cover story on a print edition.
  • Tue, 12:54: (Dang. Loan monitor is DisplayPort only. Luckily a HDMI/DP adapter is only �2 on Amazon. <click>)
  • Tue, 12:58: BBC update on streaming - 320kbps Radio 3 AAC is back for now, though sadly not UK local streams for other channels: http://t.co/PoHkJY8k3F
  • Tue, 12:59: (link to the Radio 3 Shoutcast stream in the linked blog post in my last tweet)
  • Tue, 13:02: This tweet is NDA'd until 0900PST 2/28/15.
  • Tue, 13:57: Spacetrooper says "Nope". http://t.co/VUuhhJyxBq
  • Tue, 16:08: Setting up Arlo to replace Vuezone; outdoor camera is now on courier watch.
  • Tue, 18:00: Righteousness from @scalzi: http://t.co/yN8vUjdJuI Must we go through this every year now?
  • Tue, 18:09: This is weird. I can't get @netgear's Arlo to send a confirmation address to my email, I seem to have to use Gmail.
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  • Thu, 12:47: RT @akipekka: The differences between touch Office in Windows, iOS and Android. Windows still gets all the features. http://t.co/rF7G6yIg64
  • Thu, 12:49: It occurs to me that modern Internet app and service development is focused on recapitulating PLATO. This is not a bad thing.
  • Thu, 13:44: I suspect that all the folk complaining about SJWs never saw the SWP riot at a 1980's student demo. Now that was socialist warrioring :-)
  • Thu, 14:45: My latest @infoworld column; on building single sign-on into your apps: http://t.co/Nn2oPjUiA5
  • Thu, 15:10: David Byrne curating the 2015 Meltdown Festival.
  • Thu, 15:33: (If you've read Pohl's The Gold At The Starbow's End you'll know 1316 is a G�delisation of the Windows 10 Phone codebase. Just unpack it)
  • Thu, 16:33: Last night's Paris Divine Comedy gig can be found here: http://t.co/VTECX7qaWq (stream starts at about 6m in)
  • Thu, 16:41: Time to unlink Skype from Facebook. Would be nice to disconnect just messaging, but that seems impossible.
  • Thu, 17:00: A live Booklovers song?
  • Thu, 17:02: A live new version of The Booklovers? Oh, @divinecomedyhq those are terrible terrible puns. Awful. Steve Guttenberg Bible?
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  • Wed, 14:14: Amusingly today I am the only Mac user in the coffee shop.
  • Wed, 14:19: (treating MacOS trackpad gestures as training for Windows 10)
  • Wed, 14:20: An excellent lunch with @dcoplin. Much noodling around the question of just what is productivity.
  • Wed, 14:20: RT @thurrott: How to Install Windows Phone 8.1.1 and Denim on Your Lumia Icon Right Now!: UPDATE: Microsoft now says that th... http://t.co
  • Wed, 14:32: Bus strikes are called off. Well, “postponed”...
  • Wed, 14:40: (writing about how the cloud and Microsoft in particular has made it easy for Windows users to use Macs)
  • Wed, 15:35: I think we should rename the hamburger icon for British users. How about the “chip butty”?
  • Wed, 15:48: RT @peteratmsr: This is so cool! TouchDevelop @MSFTResearch goes open source. Creates great apps for your phone, on your phone. https://t.c…
  • Wed, 19:23: Whoa, Sunrise is a hot mess. I can see it#s better than the iOS calendar, but what a clash of UI elements. And no auth framework beyond iOS?
  • Wed, 19:24: (let#s see if my CV Lumia 1020 has Denim)
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  • Sun, 16:16: Reading a book that's been in my to-be-reads for nearly 20 years. I may have a book problem...
  • Sun, 16:18: Recent Reads: The Omega Project. Steve Alten's far future tale is a 12 million year airport novel: Mad AI running evolution. Readable tosh.
  • Sun, 16:22: Recent Reads: The Barsoom Project. Larry Niven and Steven Barnes return to Dream Park for industrial intrigue in Eskimo games. RPGtastic.
  • Sun, 17:22: Recent Reads: The Laertian Gamble/ Robert Sheckley writes Star Trek DS9. Surreality abounds as probability falls apart. Don't bet the house.
  • Sun, 18:23: Running Blue South: Pod of dolphins off the Big Sur coast near Carmel. There are at least 13 visible in this shot. https://t.co/kXj7kxHEIr
  • Sun, 18:25: RT @marypcbuk: Finally put a mirror in the frame I've had for, um, 12 years? Of course what it reflects is books ;) http://t.co/mIJRWHOePk
  • Sun, 18:49: Frozen In Time: Hummingbird feeding on salvia in the Santa Cruz Mountains. https://t.co/tV8vEJgyxU
  • Sun, 18:58: (now I'm 21 years, I might make 22/and I don't mind dying, but for the love of you/and if fate should break my stride)
  • Sun, 18:58: Nothing like a live version of Vincent Black Lightning 1952.
  • Sun, 22:26: RT @marypcbuk: Having turned old Box & Rackspace t shirts into fingerless gloves for the office, I'm sure the cold snap will end http://t.c…
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  • Fri, 12:21: Cold. Time to put on the heater.
  • Fri, 12:49: I keep seeing this story about old Tube tunnels being used for bicycles, and I wonder "which tunnels?", because there aren't very many.
  • Fri, 12:53: Seeing as Microsoft has just hired a design lead to unify its UIs, mayhap the rough leaked icons in Windows 10 are just placeholders?
  • Fri, 12:55: (reading the new Veronica Mars novel. Puppy love for Veronica and Logan)
  • Fri, 12:56: Heat boost time; turning on the office Dyson fan.
  • Fri, 13:15: Purchase of 99p stores by Poundland is obviously a Treasury plot to reboot inflation in a deflationary economy.
  • Fri, 13:16: @shadesong Stay warm!
  • Fri, 13:46: My latest @infoworld column; looking at API management tools: http://t.co/zuGbedMslR
  • Fri, 14:11: Pineapple Express heading for SF? Let's hope it drops plenty of rain.
  • Fri, 14:38: RT @JSDreke: An Architect must read > Red light, green light: The importance of good API management by @sbisson http://t.co/JaqMNcL18O via …
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  • Wed, 12:51: More maker boards for the Internet of Simon's Things. Adafruit Trinket and Raspberry Pi 2 B. http://t.co/mwRGV939Ob
  • Wed, 13:28: Oooh. Trevor Horn and the band that's usually called The Producers at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in March.
  • Wed, 13:43: Has it really been more than five years since @kleptones' Uptime/Downtime? Still a classic.
  • Wed, 15:28: Destroying PR/press relationships in one phone call: "Did you get our email?" "No, and it was one I'd want to read." "I'll resend" "Thanks!"
  • Wed, 15:33: RT @davidfrum: Consumer alert. RT @sturdyAlex: There is absolutely no information in here about how to kill a mocking bird. http://t.co/D42
  • Wed, 15:56: Anyone know where i can get a replacement charger for a Lumia 2520 tablet? I sat on mine and bent the connector :-(
  • Wed, 16:22: Now, do I install Windows 10 on my Dell Venue 8 Pro?
  • Wed, 16:23: Office Touch Preview downloading on my test Windows 10 box...
  • Wed, 16:33: Also OneNote is now a Preview release on 10, with a touch ribbon too...
  • Wed, 16:37: The new touch Word Preview on Windows 10: http://t.co/w65QZ8CQ4n
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