Monthly Archives: January 2007

It can be cold in Woodley, damn cold.

{Apologies to the Goon Show}.The boiler failed last night (broken extractor fan) so the house now reminds me of when I was a kid in the 70s. Back then there was only a gas fire in the living room and … Continue reading

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Microsoft has launched a new operating system, Windows Vista

Do you know what the highlight of the celebrations were for us? Eight foot high inflated letters on the grass outside. Yes, wow.

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Posers with Laptops

One ability of the operating system on a laptop is that you can easily close the lid/screen and carry the machine around without worrying about your applications that you left running. The machine should neatly go into a sleep/hibernation mode … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch

As we get so many birds visiting our garden (for its size), we joined in with the RSPB “Big Garden Birdwatch” to help them with trend data. The birds are artificially drawn to our garden on the whole with peanut … Continue reading

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Always lock your PC when you go to make a coffee…

This just appeared in my Inbox 🙂 From: xxxxxx Sent: 24 January 2007 15:48To: Internal Microsoft alias with lots of membersSubject: Help Please! Hi All,I am new at Microsoft and am wondering if someone can help.One of my clients asked … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

At last, southern England has had snowfall. In the usual volume, too, so should be gone by this evening.

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We will fix it, we will mend it…

Found a picture of our fences from October 2002. We had been away for the weekend in Disneyland Paris and came back to a clearer view of the house than we expected. According to the BBC archive, the weekend of … Continue reading

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An endless wind whips at the headstones of the dead and wails in the trees for all who have and have not sinned.

My sister sent round an email to her acquaintances (and me) this morning as three fence panels blew down last night. I ‘replied all’ that my fences were still OK since we replaced them after a storm in October 02. … Continue reading

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Pardon?

“So,” I said to the player of the character escorting the chambermaid back to his room, “are you getting a ‘Do Not Disturb’ note for the door?” “A what? Hell, yeah! I’m all for job creation for minorities.” Admittedly not … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 may have to be repaired

Despite Backward Compatibility, we tend to run Xbox games in the Xbox and Xbox 360 games in the Xbox 360. Until now we haven’t really had an Xbox 360 game that we play for hours on end so haven’t really … Continue reading

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