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Aching shoulders

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I’m currently feeling it now.  Went Karting with work last night to F1K in Newcastle. Being an indoor arena I didn’t hold out much hope: My experience of indoor tracks are usually narrow with under performing karts. This is different.  The track width is about the same as that as an outdoor track, and while […]

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HTPC Keyboard

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Got myself a small wireless laptop like keyboard for my htpc as a remote control doesn’t always cut it.  I’ve been using it for a better part of a week now and here are my thought’s on it. Firstly it is a KeySonic ACK-540 RF from Amazon.  At £30 it is hard to go wrong.  […]

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Lost phone

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…but thankfully it was been found at Carlisle station who were gracious to mail it back to me (after I sent them a SAE for £2). So if you tried to ring me between Tuesday and today then you will probably got told that the phone was out of service as the first thing I […]

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Worst service ever

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We went out for a New Year meal with friends. They picked the venue, based on the rave reviews that people gave it. The place was the Happy Valley chinese restaurant in Norton. The service was bad. It was worse than the Akbar Dynasty. We were seated at about 9.00pm at the correct time, which […]

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Back To The Future

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Well I have uninstalled Windows 7 and gone back to Windows XP MCE 2005. There were too many problems with it from the lack of response to the remote control, the frequent and unidentifiable pauses while browsing menus in Mediaportal and my inability to get DXVA working. The developers blog notes that MP isn’t supported […]

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Windows 7 Thoughts

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I preordered Windows 7 Home Premium from Amazon. These are my thoughts. First off I thought I backed up my system. Unfortuntely I didn’t. I assumed it worked as there was a large amount of files copied and it took a long time. So I lost all my app settings. I dropped the 64bit version […]

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