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  • Thu, 12:12: Taking advantage of cooler temperatures to sit in front of an open window in the lounge, listening to a Euphoria chillout collection.
  • Thu, 12:30: So @david_cameron, when some black hat steals my credit card from Amazon because I can't use a secure connection, do I send you the bill?
  • Thu, 12:30: RT @infoworld: Get concurrent with #golang, by @sbisson - http://t.co/LFZwGzOFMp
  • Thu, 12:31: My latest New Development column at @infoworld: looking at Go as a tool for concurrent programming: http://t.co/k1WShARuFY
  • Thu, 14:45: RT @getwired: So there's the date many have been waiting for. Windows 10 Enterprise & Education on VLSC starting on August 1st.
  • Thu, 19:12: Wait. I go out the room to make a sandwich with @marypcbuk and there's another Windows 10 build? I should get hungry more often.
  • Thu, 20:45: A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now. It is summer and the swifts are.
  • Thu, 21:33: Time to reclaim 22GB of disk space.

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  • Wed, 12:46: Recent Reads: The Walls Of The Universe. Paul Melko's parallel worlds tale hops from Ohio to Ohio, bearing pinball. Beware the time police!
  • Wed, 14:01: Office temperature is 84C. I am thinking it might be time to call Prrotocol Coffee Shop AirCon.
  • Wed, 14:07: RT @mattround: Can we somehow fool politicians into thinking UK-wide superfast broadband is a transport project in SE England so it gets 10…
  • Wed, 14:09: Toque wearing is no longer mandatory in London due to excessive temperatures. #HappyCanadaDay
  • Wed, 15:30: Hmm. Windows 10 10159 is not recognising Outlook 2016 Preview as the default mail client.
  • Wed, 15:42: RT @BreakingNewsUK: July heat record set at London's Heathrow airport with 36.7 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) reading, Met Office says - @PA ht…
  • Wed, 15:43: Not the best service: @02 wifi in @CostaCoffee is taking 30 minutes to send log on codes.
  • Wed, 15:51: Canada deserves a day for poutine alone. That magical mix of chips, gravy, and cheese. A dish made for the Oxford comma.
  • Wed, 15:59: Anyone seen a fix for the Outlook 2016/Windows 10 "no messaging client" bug?
  • Wed, 16:02: RT @BButlerNWW: Docker, the container company with a whale of a logo, “adopted” a real whale http://t.co/u5YQGH4T7B by @BButlerNWW http://t…
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  • Tue, 12:30: The fact is.. No matter how closely I study it, No matter how I take it apart, No matter how I break it down,
  • Tue, 12:30: It remains consistent. I wish you were here to see it. I like it.
  • Tue, 12:31: OK. Stopping and restarting wuauserv has meant I now see 10158. Huzzah.
  • Tue, 12:40: So I tweet some King Crimson lyrics and a bunch of bots trying to collect followers favourite them. Ah, AI. You're not ready for SkyNet.
  • Tue, 12:41: (But this then suggests a method for flushing out bots. And so I present the first annual Quote Robert Fripp Day. July 1st 2015)
  • Tue, 13:42: It is hot in London. We can tell, the house Maine Coon is no longer lying on top of people and is collapsed in the lounge.
  • Tue, 17:09: ALL the Dyson fans on. ALL OF THEM.
  • Tue, 17:12: Now if only the Office Preview apps would download from the Beta Store.
  • Tue, 18:43: A Parrot Stare #flickr https://t.co/VWB7D9Pudt
  • Tue, 18:44: The Grey Goose Wing #flickr https://t.co/i1hSYNq9TH
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  • Mon, 12:10: (Monday morning quarterbacking, but it looks like there was a flaw in the Falcon 9 upperstage LOX tank)
  • Mon, 12:33: Another Office 2016 preview update? They're coming thick and fast.
  • Mon, 12:37: (Just .1005 to .1006. Guessing a weekly bug as we get close to launch.)
  • Mon, 13:27: Thanks to @marypcbuk thinking about following up my futurist SF list with one focusing on modern AI SF. True Names as the start?
  • Mon, 14:01: (productive day so far: delivered feature to ZDNet, handled edits on Infoworld long form piece, and half through writing a column on Go)
  • Mon, 14:18: Chap next to me in the coffeeshop is using a Samsung Series 9. Still one of the nicest looking Windows laptops around.
  • Mon, 14:55: My marriage is still doing just fine.
  • Mon, 15:59: RT @SSomasegar: Save the Date: Visual Studio 2015 RTM will be available on July 20th http://t.co/R8DkgbqDSB
  • Mon, 16:29: RT @nginx: When you integrate #containers into the workflow the multi-cloud future begins to fall into place http://t.co/UaS5f47tFS @sbisso
  • Mon, 16:33: Visual Studio 2015 will RTM on July 20th. Here's my first look at the RC for ZDNet. http://t.co/aZwkPcpMWU
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  • Mon, 12:20: RT @BBCJersey: The Channel Islands is involved in a new project which tracks the vast distances gannets fly to catch fish using a mobile ne…
  • Mon, 12:31: Hi ho hi ho, it's off to Paddington we go. (and the press/analyst day for the Jenkins conference)
  • Mon, 12:50: RT @Gollancz: .@arrroberts reaches his half century. Help celebrate with a RT and a chance to win these - RT by 6pm 22/6/15 http://t.co/ueO
  • Mon, 14:02: You know you're at a UK press event when the food is rhubarb and ginger biscuits.
  • Mon, 14:39: RT @monkchips: "we built docker/jenkins tools, but we are getting rid of all of that. because cloudbees is doing that for us" @mariocruz do…
  • Mon, 14:46: (Sumall autotweets must die!)
  • Mon, 16:41: RT @ThunderbirdsHQ: We saw Fireflash take off a couple of weeks ago; here’s a look at the work that went into building the airport. http://…
  • Mon, 16:56: Still no sign of a Windows 10 update icon in my signature HP Stream 7.
  • Mon, 17:08: Aurorawatch amber alert for the UK.
  • Mon, 20:45: RT @GabeAul: Hey everyone, I’ve updated the post from Friday as it wasn’t clear enough & caused some confusion, take a look here: http://t.…
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  • Wed, 13:08: RT @CTD: Llarma (n.) a spirit animal that follows you around and whenever you do a BAD THING it spits on you.
  • Wed, 16:21: End of an era: Putney's famous rehearsal studios and instrument hire has gone under. http://t.co/gS6iYHLzbF
  • Wed, 16:57: Hot. Hiked down into town and back for batteries. Doorbell now functional again.
  • Wed, 21:07: Narrative consistency in video games is important. I mean, look at that frog in Frogger that can't swim. Blows you right out of the game.
  • Thu, 10:43: (15)
  • Thu, 10:44: RT @mattmsgs: The kindle version of When Computing Got Personal is on special offer at 99p until 23 June. http://t.co/dJnq2Ycg7F
  • Thu, 10:49: RT @Martin_V: Working & Playing: 80% of http://t.co/qb0txL5ETq traffic is viewed on the desktop, says Alexandra Willis, Wimbledon head of d…
  • Thu, 10:54: RT @Martin_V: New IBM/Wimbledon website has drone flyover views so you can see what it looks like before the tournament, data to understand…
  • Thu, 11:04: RT @ICooper: The "Inverse Conway Manoeuvre" (drink) can be called Domain Architecture Isomorphism if you want to enterprise buy-in ;-) @nea
  • Thu, 11:12: RT @steveranger: Searching for starship images to illustrate the next column from @sbisson
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  • Mon, 16:24: That 3D printed bridge? I had one first, in one of my short stories that was published in 2003 or so... http://t.co/byiPqEOBTr
  • Mon, 18:37: Setting up a new voice recorder. Seems more complicated than our old one. This may be a good thing.
  • Mon, 18:42: Pirates vs Zombies. Of course. Ninjas too?
  • Mon, 21:11: Elite on Xbox One. Now that'll be fun.
  • Mon, 21:57: Thinking next Windows 10 Insider Preview build I put it on a daily driver...
  • Mon, 22:05: Latest Alice Grove? Whoa! Welcome to the poist-Singularity. http://t.co/HEqiY1kMpV
  • Mon, 22:06: (if you're not reading Alice Grove, it's @jephjacques' SF webcomic. Archive here: http://t.co/wq6ncfU7AO)
  • Mon, 23:05: Giant purple sea slugs in the Bay. 30" long, weighing 15lb. Wow...
  • Tue, 09:29: Happy Bloomsday! That's everyone's LastPass master password sorted: selected quotes from Ulysses.
  • Tue, 09:31: Also, a good day to watch what's possibly the best film adaptation of Ulysses: Steve Martin's LA Story.

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  • Sat, 12:35: Have just discovered a golden stout. Not sure about this at all...
  • Sat, 12:42: Trying to work out if the clouds are high enough to see the flypast...
  • Sat, 13:31: Red Arrows over Putney after the Trooping The Colour flypast this morning: A Red Line #flickr https://t.co/IfHnJfunry
  • Sat, 13:32: Red Arrows over Putney after the Trooping The Colour flypast this morning: Approaching Arrows #flickr https://t.co/frQbEhegzF
  • Sat, 16:04: Hanging out a window attaching a window box with zipties. McGyvering it as usual.
  • Sat, 16:04: (which of course makes me think: The Martian as "McGyver in Space")
  • Sat, 18:05: Office 2016 update on Windows, now on 16.0.4201.1002
  • Sat, 18:11: Writing about a plug-in free web. This is my Saturday.
  • Sat, 19:28: Ah, wondered why I only saw Red Arrows over West London: turns out the rest of the flypast was grounded due to weather.
  • Sun, 01:14: RT @ramez: Solar passes 1% of global electricity production. The first one percent is the hardest. http://t.co/OKytHONpj0 via @robertjben

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  • Tue, 12:01: Last night I came across two excellent Kim Newman/Eugene Byrne alternate history short shorts: http://t.co/kh92oNlS5g
  • Tue, 12:26: Anyone running Lightroom on a Surface 3?
  • Tue, 12:54: Reading Mortal Dictata by @karentraviss. A compassionate look at the aftermath of total war. Intelligent milSF in a gaming universe.
  • Tue, 13:15: GCV Two Years Already? @cultureshipname
  • Tue, 13:23: RT @SnowdonMR: Celebrate with us on Saturday 27th June as our oldest running locomotive, Enid, reaches her 120th year of service! http://t.…
  • Tue, 13:28: Considering the Person of Interest episode Ctrl-Alt-Del for for my 2016 Hugo nominations. Best depiction of AI POV on TV...
  • Tue, 14:04: RT @TechCrunch: Mesosphere Hits General Availability, Launches Free Community Edition And Paid Enterprise Version http://t.co/EnqEJ6Gmx8 by…
  • Tue, 14:28: Xbox OneTB.
  • Tue, 16:31: If the aliens from Independence Day do come back, we'd be doomed as they still use System 7 and we've moved on to OS X.
  • Tue, 16:35: According to my calculations there will 10,800 owls in that hole by the end of the day. @bing
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  • Mon, 13:27: Anyone know who themediaresearchgroup,co.uk are, and why they are emailing press asking for updates?
  • Mon, 13:34: Drones: Muse channel their inner Queen even more than usual.
  • Mon, 14:21: Ah hah! That's where that Surface Pen was hiding! #TechnologyHatesMe
  • Mon, 15:51: Whoa! Suggested Meetings in Outlook 2016 finally gets the correct date and time for a meeting. Is this a little bit of Cortana in action?
  • Mon, 15:57: I have a couple of Windows Insider lapel pins from Ignite going spare. Anyone in the UK want one?
  • Mon, 16:05: Writing about SPAs and angular.js Any thoughts from the peanut gallery? :-)
  • Mon, 17:29: RT @marypcbuk: Wow. Facebook broke the API that Microsoft used for all the Facebook integration in Windows, WP, OneDrive, Outlook https://t…
  • Mon, 17:49: @KFOGRadio Hey morning folks: "support local sports team" is a Lego Movie reference!
  • Mon, 18:13: Wait, new OS X is a subset of old OS X?
  • Mon, 19:18: Open sourcing Swift means it'll be relatively easy to add support for it alongside Objective C in Visual Studio.
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