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America

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Two things about America I never got used to: toilets and taxes. Taking the former first, to me a toilet filled nearly to the brim is blocked.  In America (or Florida at least) the toilets are full to the brim by default and then flushing drains the water away (in a nice whirlpool effect) at […]

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Shuttle Launch

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Back at work now after spending a week in America (should of been two but for work) for the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. An amazing experience and such a shame that due to a mixture of mismanagement and meddling it will never be seen again. (And my apologies for not updating for […]

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Improving Legacy Code

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My suggestions to a client on improving their legacy code. Initially: Move all source code from VSS into TFS. Ensure all code needed to compile is within the workspace. Ensure all dependencies are correct so compilation of any one module will automatically compile needed dependencies for that module. Add UnitTest++ (or CppUnit – whatever floats […]

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Long time…

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It has been a long time since I posted. Mainly due to work and a lack of excitement to write about. I am writing this on my HTC Desire phone which less than 24 hours ago deleted all my text messages, some 6,000 in total. Most were boring ‘What time will you be home?’ type […]

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Formula One

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I thought briefly about getting up to watch the F1 but decided that I would record it and watch it a more humane hour.  So at 9.30 I got up, made a strong cup of coffee and sat down to watch the F1. Then, thanks to a delayed start the beeb decided to switch channels […]

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Crowd source pavements

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Just looking at where Google would have me walk to get to a local dry cleaners. It’s literally across the bridge an turn right and that isn’t taking into account turning off early and heading across the park. Surely some enterprising Googler could add a feature where pavements and cycle paths could be manually added […]

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24 Heures du Teesside

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This weekend was the running of the British 24hrs at Teesside Autodrome.  For those of you who followed the first 6 hours on Twitter (until my charge ran out) then you know we were way down the rankings at the start of the race. Our break came in the early hours of the morning when […]

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