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  • Tue, 12:30: RT @codepo8: Wondering if #spartan or #ie supports something you want? https://t.co/ArPaH5xM1C tells you and request features at https://t.…
  • Tue, 12:46: Right, time to put 10049 on the old Windows 7 test ThinkPad.
  • Tue, 12:58: Recent Reads: What If? Randall Munroe's xkcd spin off is a modern day James Burke tour through math and science and silly questions. Fun(ny)
  • Tue, 14:12: Surface 3 looks interesting. Good pricing, interesting specs. Will be interesting to see how Cherry Trail performs.
  • Tue, 14:15: It also occurs to me that 64GB dievices with 2GB of memory are going to be get a lot more useful with WIndows 10's compressed WIndows.
  • Tue, 14:18: RT @marypcbuk: @sbisson a cheaper thin PC with pen and no crapware is a good thing to have on the market
  • Tue, 14:20: RT @infoworld: First look: Microsoft’s 'Project Spartan' next-generation Web browser http://t.co/w7I87hCeRz
  • Tue, 15:00: If you like the new Surface pen colours, then you'll like the finishes that N-trig is trying out... How about blue? http://t.co/uuVq1EWAQS
  • Tue, 16:11: The new Project Spartan icon: is someone at Microsoft a secret Continental Airlines fan?
  • Tue, 18:10: @ericlaw Cheers. Will let my editor know!
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  • Sun, 13:15: Think I have changed all the clocks in the teeth of the gale. Ah, BST.
  • Sun, 13:16: RT @RNLIJersey: Welcome to British summer time!! RNLI lifeguards St Ouen red flagged today due to big surf and strong winds... http://t.co/
  • Sun, 15:20: RT @LindaNagata: VAST + 3 more hi-tech science fiction novels==The Nanotech Succession Omnibus #ebook. On sale at my website thru 4/1. http…
  • Sun, 18:31: RT @migueldeicaza: In mono/master 1,251 classes have been replaced with Microsoft's open sourced ones. With over 144 patches to MS refere…
  • Sun, 18:41: Saw this year's early Royals. Looking good! #JerseyRoyal #WorldsBestPotato
  • Sun, 18:42: RT @BenedictEvans: Tech conjugations: I am building for an amazing opportunity You have a high burn rate They are spending money like drun…
  • Sun, 18:43: RT @BenedictEvans: Tech conjugations: I partner with entrepreneurs for the long term You bought in late at a high valuation They are touris…
  • Sun, 19:39: If I've paid to remove ads from your app, I don't want ads for your other products.
  • Mon, 11:26: "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world." Yes, General Election time is here again.

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  • Sat, 13:15: When automated social media tools go wrong: RT @British_Airways: @HeathrowAirport Please let us know if we can help you in any way. ^Teresa
  • Sat, 18:22: Recent Reads: Pocket Apocalypse. Seanan McGuire's InCryptid series goes to Australia. Bunyips, Yowies and werewolves, oh my. How to save Oz?
  • Sat, 20:17: RT @TlfTravelAlerts: The clocks go forward by 1 of your Earth hours tonight. Its complicated. For us, 'time' is more of a conceptual ideal …
  • Sat, 21:41: Individually wrapped jelly beans. Another sign that the end times are here... #EschatonImmanentized http://t.co/ZzvTwtaPVp
  • Sun, 02:31: What will happen to alternate Trident shells like Maxthon come the release of "Edge". Will they get access to it? Or are they legacy?

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  • Fri, 12:24: Los Angeles, 2019. http://t.co/Kqeyz09kA4
  • Fri, 12:42: So tomorrow is Arduino's 10th birthday. The little board that changed the world.
  • Fri, 12:45: Recent Rereads: Lifeprobe. Michael McCollum's first contact story attempts to break the shackles of 80's hard SF, and fails. A good try.
  • Fri, 12:48: Sky: Scraped. http://t.co/DblOcBYJF7
  • Fri, 14:35: I need to work out what is chewing memory in IE 11. 1.7GB with 6 windows open.
  • Fri, 14:47: (coffeeshop soundtrack is disobeying rule one: no stairway!)
  • Fri, 14:49: RT @TheRomit: That was quick: https://t.co/CtLcansya5 Windows Phone gets unofficial Periscope app.
  • Fri, 15:01: Anyone else getting horrible memory leaks in Chakra when opening several Github windows in IE 11?
  • Fri, 15:14: (this is the century of the fruit-bat. it’s worth living in)
  • Fri, 15:14: RT @marypcbuk: Counterbalancing the lazy, tired coverage of depression with real people explaining what they struggle with and what they ac…
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  • Wed, 12:14: Parcel tape seems to get thinner and thinner with each roll...
  • Wed, 12:29: So here we go; trying Windows 10 OS compression on a 64GB Surface Pro 2.
  • Wed, 12:31: Between that and cleaning up Windows.Old I should be getting nearly 40GB back. Not bad.
  • Wed, 12:35: Email sent to "Simon Bisson", body starts "Dear Sam", Aaaaargh....
  • Wed, 12:36: One eye, two ravens, and a cloud scale virtualisation platform. Parallels rebrands as Odin.
  • Wed, 13:09: (34GB free of 53GB. Not too shabby, seeing as my working set of files and OneNotes are synced)
  • Wed, 14:08: (reading the findings of the BBC enquiry, it's clear that there's no way Clarkson could have kept his job.)
  • Wed, 14:15: So MPS are getting kit that by default sends information to US-hosted servers? Whoa!
  • Wed, 16:12: RT @brandonleblanc: Halo 5 backgrounds for your devices! w00t! http://t.co/wRaHaHdLF4
  • Wed, 16:20: RT @marypcbuk: Excellent news that Chromium is considering implementing Pointer Events. Now web devs need to put pressure on Apple to do th…
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  • Tue, 12:08: Has anyone tried scaling node-red using Seneca? Strikes me as an interesting way to build IoT input nodes for machine learning at scale.
  • Tue, 12:10: Interesting look at lambda and micro services using APIs as an orchestration layer here at #iloveapis
  • Tue, 14:12: Thought: Express is just rethinking Rails on node.js, and is not a good match for node as a result. Seneca is a better way of working.
  • Tue, 14:14: Why do I think that? Node.js is a switching engine, ideal for micro-services. It’s not well suited for MVVM/MVC patterns.
  • Tue, 14:14: (elf needs new glasses badly)
  • Tue, 14:16: Swagger: using YAML to build APIs. Self-documenting declarative design. #iloveapis
  • Tue, 14:35: RT @scottgu: I'm excited to announce our new Azure App Service: build amazing Web, Mobile, Logic and API apps. I blogged details: https://t…
  • Tue, 14:48: So hang on, this new tooling to help build Azure App Service API Apps has to be AASAAaaS.
  • Tue, 15:03: All those of us who designed embedded systems in the late 80s and 90s should go give IoT companies our CVs.
  • Tue, 16:57: (I want to believe)
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  • Sat, 15:11: Currently listening to Steve Rothery and writing about Office 2016. ♫ The Ghosts of Pripyat – Steve Rothery http://t.co/C4fbYDyCZ0
  • Sat, 15:30: APs on 1,8, 44, 48, 149, 153. I think that's WiFI pwnage enough...
  • Sat, 15:56: RT @jackschofield: A day on the London Underground - visualised by tracking Oyster cards https://t.co/n8BHnewGP3
  • Sat, 17:26: Recent Reads: Judge Dredd Year One. Three novella unwrap more of the Joe Dredd enigma, as we go back to his first year as a street judge.
  • Sat, 18:30: (a lonely stretch of headlights, diamonds trapped in black ice/a mirror cracked along the white lines)
  • Sat, 18:34: (some of us go down in a blaze of obscurity/some of us go down in a haze of publicity/the price of infamy, the edge of insanity)
  • Sat, 20:11: Binge listening to early Marillion is taking me right back to my teenage tape swapping days.
  • Sat, 20:11: (i'm losing on the swings, i'm losing on the roundabouts)
  • Sat, 20:13: Every time I typo "faebook" I wonder what social network Oberon and Titania are using...
  • Sat, 22:52: If-Then-Else. A nice example of machine learning in action.
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  • Thu, 12:17: Twitter really needs to open up the Group DM APIs. Too easy to miss one using third partry clients.
  • Thu, 12:34: Useful slides in @donbox's Windows Blog post. A nice cleazr take on one OS, multiple shells: http://t.co/tqB72D9Pjr
  • Thu, 13:34: (today's coffeeshop soundtrack includes the excellent Waterboys' Fisherman's Blues. The Big Music lives on! Whooo hah! <cue violins>)
  • Thu, 14:14: Here's a thought. What if Spartan ends up in the .NET Foundation, as its open HTML/CSS rendering engine without direct MS control?
  • Thu, 14:35: My latest @infoworld column, on using Git and Jenkins for continuous delivery (continues last week's git-flow piece): http://t.co/Tr5D3pojoY
  • Thu, 15:23: Huzzah! A Silicon Valley Din Tai Fung is on the way: http://t.co/efGH6pYR0O
  • Thu, 15:46: Six seasons and a movie!
  • Thu, 15:50: Flaming Purple Moes everyone! Oh, wait, that's burning sulphur lava. Ouch. @bing.
  • Thu, 16:06: Hmm. Dell Venue Pro 8, on fast ring, not seeing the latest update. Still on 9926.
  • Thu, 16:13: Seeing several people (not just me) not getting the new build on 8" devices. Is this a known issue? @GabeAul
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  • Wed, 12:29: Somewhat epic: Catalyst's 21 minute long The Chamber. But what would you expect from Platipus Records? https://t.co/MaabwSLNdr
  • Wed, 12:33: Now this is how you should do a music site. Platipus Records has Soundcloud embeds of full tracks for each release. http://t.co/QSr8erp3SH
  • Wed, 12:38: RT @ian_sales: ICYMI - here's an excerpt from Apollo Qt 4 All That Outer Space Allows. Out soon(ish). Honest. http://t.co/tooJZNKUyB
  • Wed, 13:35: There is no interest to pay tax on..
  • Wed, 13:41: Think I'll stick with the old annual return though. Freelance income/expenses need to be annualised, not real time.
  • Wed, 15:01: Red Tide https://t.co/WmDAFTcjL6
  • Wed, 15:31: I am definitely middle class: all my post today is from Waitrose.
  • Wed, 16:43: "Please share a great story and photo of a sailor from your area." I see Putney is now in Somerville, Ma. Am I getting @thurrott's PR email?
  • Wed, 16:53: Software names that don't even: Pimpfish Basic.
  • Wed, 18:54: (Me putting in earplugs because the band is too loud is not me censoring them. Note: this is an analogy, my neighbour is a rock god.)
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  • Tue, 12:56: Using a machine with Outlook 2013. Already missing the Recent Files attachments menu in Outlook 2016.
  • Tue, 13:04: Microsoft Band gets official UK release next month. Me, I'm a big fan after wearing one since the US release.
  • Tue, 13:08: Would be nice if Pimp My Band used a background agent to update Bing images daily.
  • Tue, 13:16: RT @TlfTravelAlerts: We've seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack trams on fire off the shoulder of Orion. C-beams glittering in the dark…
  • Tue, 13:34: Now this is sensible: @martinbelam on how men need to behave online: http://t.co/NwJpvCz7qQ
  • Tue, 13:57: Nearly finished this Jenkins piece, and two nice big commissions came in.
  • Tue, 13:58: This Karen Souza acoustic version of Get Lucky works well. Stripped down Daftpunk...
  • Tue, 14:12: Recent Reads: Flex. Ferrett Steinmetz's debut metropolitan fantasy. Magic is obsession, wearing holes in the universe. Universe bites back,
  • Tue, 14:14: An apt Band. http://t.co/7m5QkiU35k
  • Tue, 14:18: Colourpopped blossoms #lumia930 #colorpop http://t.co/USlKHFebsD
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  • Tue, 16:29: Green lights, green logos, green carpet. There’s definitely a theme going on here...
  • Tue, 16:50: Apple now officially part of the Open Compute Project.
  • Tue, 17:05: #Fracas? Julian and Sandy do Bona Gear!
  • Tue, 17:09: HP Cloudline; open infrastructure family of hardware from HP and Foxconn. #OCPSummit2015
  • Tue, 17:42: Wedge switch from Facebook will be available from Accton, running software from Cumulus and BigSwitch. #OCPSummit2015
  • Tue, 17:50: (made the mistake of not having coffee)
  • Tue, 17:53: So Intel is House Stark, with its Winterfell hyperscale server architecture. #GameOfServers #OCPSummit2015
  • Tue, 18:00: Lots of interesting stuff from Intel at #OCPSummit2015. New Xeon SoC; HPC in OCP (!) with the Adams Pass Xeon Phi Knights Landing board.
  • Tue, 18:02: RT @WinObs: Surface Pro 3 is getting a Surface Pen Settings driver update today in the March updates.
  • Tue, 18:14: Mark Shuttleworth talking about MaaS, Metal as a Service. Automated management of physical infrastructure. #OCPSummit2015
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  • Mon, 14:27: ZDNet blog post: Hands on with the AOC E1759fwu USB 3 monitor http://t.co/F9QJGSo9lX #zdnet
  • Mon, 17:40: Ah, @bfootcampbell, my office away from office...
  • Mon, 17:58: "Talk to the hand! My hand, not yours..."
  • Mon, 18:02: I do have to admit I was pretty much anti-smartwatch until I got my Band. My main use case? Not having to always look at my phone.
  • Mon, 18:15: Apple Watch will need something like Windows Phone's Notification Center to control notification stream to the device. I use it to filter.
  • Mon, 18:16: (disrupted)
  • Mon, 18:17: But I still don't see smartwatches as having the same emotional resonance as wearing my father's Omega has...
  • Mon, 18:30: So I see the price "leaks" were pretty much spot on.
  • Mon, 18:31: I guess Force Touch is "This isn't the smartwartch you can afford."
  • Mon, 18:35: I still think OLED is a bad idea in a watch. Display life is going to be a significant issue - you're looking at burn-in and fade over 5 yrs
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  • Sun, 16:04: Recent Reads: The Incrementalists. Steven Brust and Skyler White tell the story of secret immortals making the world better nudge by nudge.
  • Sun, 18:49: Today's annoyance: Apps that have decided to become viral by posting "screenshots" to people's Facebook albums
  • Mon, 01:04: So that bird going "meep meep" out there isn't a roadrunner. It's a bald eagle. Mind blown!
  • Mon, 03:16: Getting intrigued by Apache Mesos and Mesosphere. Cloud-scale library OS anyone?

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