Posts from 2009

HP Crapware Crosses the Line

I used to work for Xerox, I hide this not one ounce. One of the things I liked about Xerox most was their drivers – Lean, mean fighting machines, rarely any bigger than 10MB for the full driver. Nicky got a new HP printer for Christmas from her Dad. I would have had him chose […]

Schools to Teach Online Privacy to Kids

I’m all for online safety and educating kids to be safe online, however I personally think that the government are the worst people to be showing kids this for two reasons: They can’t even keep themselves and our personal data safe – Hardly role-models. Opportunity for abuse (aka Propaganda). /rant on Point one hardly needs […]

The Case of The Failed SharePoint Server 2007 Indexing

As my LinkedIn profile will kindly tell you, I’m working on a SharePoint deployment for Vocera to replace our current aged and disorganised ECM (Enterprise Content Management) system. I was very confused one day to discover during my proof of concept and design stages that the indexing and crawling in SharePoint stopped working. I originally […]

Music Library Masterpiece: Part 2

As my music library undertaking continues to get the better of me, I thought I’d post about a few things that have happened since I last wrote anything: 1: FLAC Vs. MP3 and CBR Vs. VBR I have spent a lot of time reading about FLAC Vs. MP3 and come to the conclusion (with the […]

Music Library Masterpiece: Part 1

Do you ever get the feeling you’ve bitten off far more than you should chew? When I first start running I read that listening to music over 130 BPM is ideal because the music helps to keep you going, whilst listening to low BPM music will slow you down. I discovered a great program called […]

Sky Player for Windows Media Center

It’s been visible for sometime, however today is the first day that the Sky Player functionality in Windows Media Center works. I’ve never used Sky Player online before so I had a bit of work getting my account setup and the rights to access our subscribed channels but after about 15-30mins I had it all […]

Windows Home Server Review

Windows Home Server is not a new product by any means – It was first released to RTM in July 2007. Power Pack 2 is the current update release and Power Pack 3 has been in Beta via Microsoft Connect for some time with no clear release date in site still. What is Windows Home […]

Am I Overdue My MCSE

When I was previously working for Xerox I got into a great little routine – I would churn out an MCP exam to the tune of one every month or other month. This meant I was well on my way to achieving my MCSE, and with my MCSA already in the bag I had only […]