Monthly Archives: November 2007

Definition: Parlous

Perilous; dangerous.

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.Net Naming Conventions

What to call things?

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Information for Laptop Users?

I got the details of this story first-hand from the people involved. I’m reproducing it here because I think it highlights some of the things that can go wrong when an IT department tries to communicate with clients about technical … Continue reading

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Cloning Windows Installations: The HAL Issue

For a long time, we had no problem installing Windows on new PCs by simply cloning the hard drive of another machine new machine. One black day, however, disaster struck. We had about 200 Windows 2000 PCs. When new machines arrived we … Continue reading

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Cold Soup

The contractor who does the catering for our office has a new policy on soup: to serve it cold.

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Otto Project: The Grid

Some notes for the Otto Project. They mean something to me.

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Coughs and Sneezes: Advice from my Employer

Today, my employer published some helpful advice on preventing coughs and sneezes.

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72 Year Old Refused Alcohol

Back in September, the BBC reported an incident where Supermarket staff had refused to sell alcohol to a white-haired 72-year-old man – because he would not confirm he was over 21.

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A Dead Horse

I found it somewhere out in the Google-Sphere.  It may not be new, but it is frighteningly true.

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How Do I Get Paid More?

Over at Code Project, someone asked, “How Do I Get Paid More?“. I found the discussion interesting. Gary Kirkham wrote: The general rule is that you get paid more by being worth more. Christopher Duncan replied (with edits by Chris … Continue reading

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