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Disney vs Disney

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I have been to EuroDisney aka DisneyLand Resort Paris.  I have now been to DisneyWorld aka DisneyLand Resort Florida so can compare the two. EuroDisney is smaller than DisneyWorld. EuroDisney rides are more extreme than DisneyWorld. EuroDisney queues are quicker than DisneyWorld. EuroDisney seems more expensive. DisneyWorld staff are way more friendlier. DisneyWorld has more […]

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Please Amazon…

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…stop using HDNL. I have finished reading a book.  I then decide to order some more from Amazon. Since Jeff Bezos has direct access to my bank account I pay for next day delivery service (aka Prime).  So it was on early Friday morning (think 00:00) I decided to order not 1 or 2 books, but 7 (voracious).  […]

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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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