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Of Time and the City

I've a few spare minutes, so I'm going to do something I've often meant to - namely, to put finger to keyboard, and type a few words about Terence Davies's film Of Time and the City.  I saw the end ...

My List Of First World War Documentaries

At some time in the last ten years, I became interested in the various wars that have taken place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From the American Civil War, through the Boer Wars, the Franco-Prussian War, and ...

Selling England By The Pound. The Best Album Ever.

I watched a thing called Danny Baker's Great Album Showdown last night. It was a fairly interesting walk down memory lane. Apparently, LPs are making a comeback, on account of the fact that they offer a better all ...

Government to Phase Out Odd Numbers by 2020.

Downing Street sources confirmed last night that the government plans to phase out odd numbers by the end of the decade. Spokesman Andy Netherstain said in a press release: "It has long been felt that there are simply more numbers than ...

Rasperry Pi/RaspBMC/XBMC/Kodi – How to stop videos repeating after they’ve finished

When I bought my Raspberry Pi, I imagined I'd spend a lot of time coding on it.  When it arrived, I discovered that it had Minecraft on it, so my son spent a lot of time playing that.  Then I discovered RaspBMC/Kodi, ...

How To Stop Minecraft Creating A Nativelog.txt File On Your Windows Desktop

I noticed recently that a file named nativelog.txt had appeared on my Windows desktop.  I opened it in Notepad, and it was clear that it had something to do with Minecraft.  I rather boldly deleted it, and thought nothing more ...

Get Data From A SharePoint 2007 List Using PowerShell

I recently needed to get some data from a SharePoint 2007 List from a PowerShell script.  I assumed that Microsoft would have made it easy, but I have to admit that I found it rather difficult.  Most articles I'd read only got ...

How To Send A Large Number Of Test Messages Through Your Exchange Server Using PowerShell

There was an interesting question in the Exchange TechNet forum this morning. An admin wanted to send 1000 test messages through their Exchange Server, and they were wondering if there was any third-party application that could do this. Or course, ...

Windwos – The Most Common Typo?

I've just done it again. I typed Windwos. And I just realised that I must have done this hundreds of times. Once again, I'm looking at my fingers to see if any are abnormally short. Or ...

Why Are Screensavers Still Called Screensavers?

Isn't it time to call them something else? Years ago, computer displays used a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) to produce the image. One problem with the CRT is that if the same still image remains on the screen ...