Which File Extension are you?

I remember this 10-question quiz being sent around a couple of years ago, but was reminded of it the other day. The first time I did the quiz I was… but after re-taking the test, apparently I’m now… That’s progress I suppose :¬|


"Dealers of Lightning" – an insightful history in Xerox PARC

Ever since reading  Robert X Cringley’s excellent 1996 Accidental Empires book (which actually has the even more excellent full title of Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition and Still Can’t Get a Date), I’ve been interested in some of the history behind the way the PC and internet…

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You can’t ignore a ringing phone

It’s funny when you look back a few years to see just how communications technology has changed – remember when you might have asked (or been asked), “are you on the phone?”… meaning not, “are you using the phone” but “do you have a phone at home”… now we just assume that (pretty much) everyone’s…

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Some more useful Windows & Outlook shortcuts

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve a penchant for using shortcuts in Windows: most (if not all) are documented in help files and the likes, but it is amazing how many people don’t know about them or just don’t use them. Continuing the list of shortcut keys that can save a few fractions of a second each…

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Mrs Robinson – the finest rhythym guitar you’ll ever hear…

A bit off-topic this, but we had some friends staying over the other night and Julian just took up learning to play the guitar a couple of years ago, and is doing what new guitarists do (I’ve been noodling on all sorts of guitars for about 18 years but can still remember this next bit):…


Some Handy Windows shortcut keys…

I like the Windows GUI, and particularly since I’m use to it, the Vista UI. I don’t think I follow a particularly usual pattern, though, because I tend to make use of lots of keyboard shortcuts which many people may not know, or may know about somewhere in the back of their mind but never…

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