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  • Wed, 17:01: So why does the battery mode bar in Windows 10 16278 work backwards on a Surface Laptop? Actually, why is it a bar at all? @windowsinsider
  • Wed, 17:09: RT @marypcbuk: if you roam from the UK to the US with a 3 SIM and Windows Phone 10, here's how to make it work  (tldr turn off 4G) https://…
  • Wed, 17:39: I know I am in the middle of an EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY, but I really think I should have brought a jumper into this keynote. <freezes>
  • Wed, 17:41: Before putting my Surface Laptop on RS3 I was considering moving it to Windows 10 Pro. Now I'm not. RS3 really shines as Windows 10 S.
  • Wed, 19:39: This was a fun piece to research. https://t.co/sPUHAyMZXX
  • Wed, 23:53: Final keynote at #Oktane17 with @hardwick. Accept your own user error. https://t.co/kEqGbLwFa8
  • Thu, 04:41: I was only planning to write a couple of hundred words tonight. Half an Enterprise Microsoft later, I really nerd food.

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  • Mon, 12:14: RT @NASA: Can't get solar viewing glasses? You can view #Eclipse2017 by building your own pinhole projector. Safety first! https://t.co/gEh
  • Mon, 12:57: Dang. Hearing from people who I trust to know these things that Brian Aldiss has died.
  • Mon, 13:20: I've already critiqued your camgirl site's eclipse PR for not having any of the obvious puns, you know, "moon", and you resend it unaltered?
  • Mon, 13:22: More details of the death of Brian Aldiss: https://t.co/VKsyDJv1hg
  • Mon, 13:37: Reading the @DExEUgov position papers. They seem to be "Lets leave the EU by changing the names of the institutions and saying we've left."
  • Mon, 15:48: Recent Reads: Sovereign. CJ Sansom's Shardlake uncovers a right royal conspiracy in a grimdark Tudor England. Don't get close to the King.
  • Mon, 15:58: Remember to turn off and cover aging RISC UNIX workstations during the eclipse: it is not safe to look directly at the Sun.
  • Mon, 16:01: Also, during the eclipse avoid a certain British tabloid newspaper. Hang on, it's never safe to look at the Sun.
  • Mon, 18:10: RT @marypcbuk: Extreme Uptime: what we learn from data centers in space & underseas could make your servers take care of themselves https:/…
  • Mon, 19:12: RT @Astro_Wheels: Composite images (7), showing the @Space_Station transiting the #SolarElipse2017, taken near Banner, Wyoming. Video: http…
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  • Fri, 13:04: I have finally set up a Snapchat account. Not sure what I'm doing, but I'm doing something...
  • Fri, 14:02: Perfect post-pop? Life's What You Make It - 1997 Remastered Version by Talk Talk https://t.co/IRJziorlGc #NowPlaying
  • Fri, 14:12: Here Be Cats, catsitting as a D&D adventure. Beware the Meeple, for it is AC Fuzzy (via @katebevan) https://t.co/o1nyvnf9Cd
  • Fri, 15:22: The web porn eclipse press released missed so many opportunities for bad puns. 2/10 for the inadvertent one they managed.
  • Fri, 15:23: Hello thunderstorm.
  • Fri, 16:25: Wait, there's going to be a third fork of Bitcoin? So that's Bitcoin, Bitcoin Reloaded, and Bitcoin Revolutions, right?
  • Fri, 16:39: Is there a new fast ring Office due? The current build is getting more and more unstable.
  • Fri, 17:05: Bitcoin, Bytecoin, Wordcoin.
  • Fri, 21:13: In search of lost time. https://t.co/PRnndnG0T2
  • Fri, 21:17: I should go out for dinner without connectivity more often.

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  • Thu, 13:30: All these drinks are yours, except my coffee. Attempt no sipping there. https://t.co/mzEk6v2k3u
  • Thu, 13:46: I see they must have reopened the lines blocked by the derailment. Waterlooagedon diversion trains past the office window all morning.
  • Thu, 13:57: Dealing With The Media 101. If it's not off the record, it's on the record.
  • Thu, 14:51: Today's office soundtrack is of the ECM Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble collaborations back to back. Early music meets ambient.
  • Thu, 15:19: "We were able to free up 101GB of disk space"
  • Thu, 15:23: And in garden news, Drunk Parrot has been joined at the elderberries by Slightly Garrulous Crow.
  • Thu, 16:14: So the new Skype Desktop app won't install on 10 at all. Encourages you to use the Store app, if you say no, ends the install.
  • Thu, 16:19: I still find it delightful that I can approve MS Authenticator notifications on my Watch.
  • Thu, 17:18: Oh that's annoying, @GoPro has killed its Desktop Studio video editing tool. Time to look for an alternative...
  • Thu, 18:08: RT @MSEdgeDev: Making the web smoother with independent rendering https://t.co/YVqcBv0wHh https://t.co/bFfwzGJq3j
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  • Tue, 12:23: In today's Enterprise Microsoft, is open source .NET Core 2.0 the answer to Java EE stagnation? https://t.co/1H4P1jncNR
  • Tue, 14:10: I see Waterlooagedon has got worse due to a derailment. That explains the two-way traffic on the Wimbledon/Putney shunt line this morning.
  • Tue, 14:13: Having seen the Garden Bridges in Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, it's clear that London has had a narrow escape.
  • Tue, 15:56: I have a whole bunch of conference backpacks that need a new home. Any schools or charities in the Putney SW15 area want them?
  • Tue, 16:34: For the US shift, this week's Enterprise Microsoft is all .NET Core 2.0. https://t.co/g9hVeeybVO
  • Tue, 16:36: RT @gcaughey: Save the date! .NET Conf free virtual event is September 19-21 https://t.co/Y1pwgVhe95 https://t.co/e8omRmyoRE
  • Tue, 17:38: RT @GeneticJen: Dung beetles might be lowly, smelly, poo-pushers but hey they're the only insect we know that observes our galaxy and I thi…
  • Tue, 19:53: When did Cortana add support for Groove and Spotify for music? Seems rather new...
  • Tue, 20:11: Tonight's Waterlooagedon diversions up the shunt line included Portsmouth and Alton trains. Yes, that was me washing the dishes.
  • Tue, 20:32: RT @JeffHicks: News from the #PowerShell team PSSwagger – Automatically generate PowerShell cmdlets from OpenAPI (f.k.a Swagger) … https://…
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  • Sun, 16:22: I am getting the weirdest kook spam. It's utterly bonkers ranting that's serious weird religion mixed with silly science.
  • Sun, 18:02: A warm sunny evening in Putney. So I'm trying to count the barbecues by the smell of the smoke. Around 15 I think...
  • Sun, 22:04: Serious accident on Upper Richmond Road at Keswick Road. Road closed, so find other routes. #putney #sw15
  • Sun, 22:22: Mothra in the kitchen. https://t.co/E4tBtH3bsB
  • Sun, 23:04: RT @jasonhand: I'm thrilled to announce the release of my new book "Post-Incident Reviews" on @OReillyMedia . Download FREE here: https://t…
  • Mon, 08:23: Part of the spare room reorg yesterday was getting the exercise machine out. First day back on it today: 15 minutes, 2000 strides.
  • Mon, 10:29: Waterlooagedon must be pretty bad today; they've just sent a Southampton train down the shunt line behind our house...
  • Mon, 10:54: A Canterbury guitar and keyboard noodling kind of a morning. Has to be a Hatfield and The North soundtrack in the office...
  • Mon, 11:00: Pleased to report that the couple of sparrows that reappeared in the garden last year are now a small flock of 8 or so. Good to see them!
  • Mon, 11:01: Another reason why I like Twilio as a company; Jeff does the right thing. https://t.co/Dkq4yhYGo4

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  • Sat, 16:19: Today I have been mostly pouring neat superglue into decaying wood as a stabiliser. Who says home-ownership isn't fun?
  • Sat, 16:20: Also I have put back the freezer seal we took of last week. It may have had its issues, but it was far better than the generic replacement.
  • Sat, 16:25: Drinking something strangely coloured an almost purple red that Redmond folk will be intimately familiar with.
  • Sat, 19:33: Impressed by the Windows 7 screensaver at my friend's place. https://t.co/ByQQKg3Dk1

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  • Tue, 13:55: What to do; trying to find a replacement freezer door seal which seems to be an obsolete part...
  • Tue, 14:03: (Makes mistake of reading a comment thread. So many people still take Ayn Rand as a guide for living? No wonder we're in the mess we're in.)
  • Tue, 14:17: Oh look, here's this week's Enterprise Microsoft. This week, I'm having fun with @code. https://t.co/SmkLnbwdnE
  • Tue, 14:27: RT @marypcbuk: SQL Server finally gets to be devops: How Docker Containers Helps SQL Server 2017 Shift Deployment to the Developer https://…
  • Tue, 14:33: So the RN's new aircraft carrier is almost the same size as a Nimitz-class ship. Impressive side-by-side shots. https://t.co/f5ulWnaVFM
  • Tue, 14:39: I think the emoji for today is, as it has been for all of 2017 so far: 🤦
  • Tue, 15:44: Recent Reads: The Black Ice. Michael Connelly's 2nd Harry Bosch novel goes to the mean streets of the border. Dark LA is dark, with bodies.
  • Tue, 16:40: (It looks like the Putney jogger was coming from the Fulham-side of the bridge.)
  • Tue, 17:15: RT @infoworld: Get started with Visual Studio Code, by @sbisson - https://t.co/3qqLyUQ6iJ #visualstudio #microsoft #appdev
  • Tue, 18:01: RT @jeffsand: We just released a PowerShell Module Browser. An easy way to search all Microsoft PowerShell modules and cmdlets. https://t.c…
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