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Last Build Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:13 GMT

 



My tweets

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:13 GMT

Tue, 14:01: It might be freezing in London, but that doesn't stop Enterprise Microsoft from rolling. This week I look at choosi… https://t.co/ipZukliwPI Tue, 14:07: I need this hat. And it's in one of my favourite colours too.... https://t.co/3N2fEgDVGJ Tue, 14:28: An excellent slice of early Internet life. Brings back memories of my life on Usenet and then running a chunk of it… https://t.co/22gZczbNYx Tue, 16:04: Off to Clerkenwell. Tue, 18:31: My friend Den makes amazing art. https://t.co/QD5x8glpjZ Tue, 20:38: Tue, 21:46: RT @katebevan: This is lovely. Happy Hanukkah, people, wherever you are and however you do or don't celebrate. https://t.co/uh9w5WdMpY Tue, 22:09: Has Microsoft upped it's Windows Spotlight lock screen image game? There are some really nice images turning up now... Tue, 22:15: Enter @cstross' Goodreads giveaway to win a book that has my house in it... https://t.co/ksqJsJrPua Tue, 22:19: So Robbie Williams most recent albums are quite good. Tue, 22:21: This little thread made me tear up.; in a good way. (Thanks @twilio for the pointer!) https://t.co/f0eQKHTnlb Tue, 22:37: Google got Scott McCloud, author of the wonderful Understanding Comics to write a comic about Kubernetes. It's a go… https://t.co/mENdiozr9h Tue, 23:16: It me! https://t.co/y4GfjmKzRX Tue, 23:34: Weirdest shoes I've ever seen: triple-deckers. https://t.co/QNDDi1FwQF Wed, 11:21: RT @EisenbergEffect: After the Azure Cloud Shell launched at //build, @brendandburns @whosjluk and I ended up in a weekend email exchange t… Wed, 11:30: RT @gcaughey: If you create or maintain Visual Basic, here's your chance to help make transition to UWP easier. Please help. https://t.co/C… Wed, 11:41: RT @MachLoopLFA7: Simply stunning, swept GR4 in the snow at the loop (Cr @jamesr_256 ) https://t.co/MBxmu3vzpM Wed, 11:51: If the London Tube Map was in German. (h/t everyone else in London on Twitter): https://t.co/y6hNU64RVo https://t.co/HrfvUD2H1T [...]



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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:00:20 GMT

Mon, 12:50: Oh joy. More snow. Mon, 13:00: Bentham is watching snow. https://t.co/FDzK1jxmso Mon, 13:22: @FredKiesche SomaFM's Mission Control station is playing recordings of Apollo 17 over ambient music at the moment... Mon, 13:40: As today is the 45th anniversary of the last Apollo moon landing, can I recommend the SomaFM Mission Control channe… https://t.co/WmMlIb5FZ1 Mon, 13:56: RT @mehedih_: Would you pay for a subscription-based writing/note-taking UWP app for Windows 10? (Includes all advanced features, inking su… Mon, 14:15: I wrote about this a couple of months ago; good to see that Q# is now shipping: https://t.co/4pKm0Epcha https://t.co/KWMjjq3gYb Mon, 15:09: RT @johnazariah: It's real folks. This is how to compute energy between 2 H atoms with Microsoft Q#. Visual Studio Integration, Code color… Mon, 15:18: You know, I'm pretty sure @marypcbuk and I jokingly suggested Q# as a name to Dr Svore when we interviewed her at I… https://t.co/PcEy37t4nz Mon, 15:21: Oh no! I hope they fix it in time for our Boxing Day bacon sandwiches. https://t.co/OggyyAsyfy Mon, 15:59: Q# has sample code for computing Hamiltonians. I guess it's a case of "Qubits lives, Qubits dies, Qubits computes your functions." Mon, 16:35: A big mug of sencha. Mon, 16:49: RT @schlthss: When people say "there's not enough parking" or the parking is "too far away, I won't go there" I suspect they don't realize… Mon, 17:47: RT @jennylayfluffy: A little touch of holiday and a vision of a better world.. in 3D. Here's the beautiful new @Microsoft ad, with audio de… Mon, 17:52: Hello 1801. Mon, 19:49: Thread for (a) people who like @neilhimself (b) love The Meaning of Liff and (c) know and understand the tao of USB. https://t.co/FBBbIYQ0Jf Mon, 20:29: Office ProPlus 1801 removes the YouTube content link. Mon, 20:35: So who's going to buy Hound? With Shazam gone to Apple, and Google with its own tech, they have to be in play... Mon, 20:43: Correction. It's come back after 10 minutes or so. Most odd. https://t.co/GXQKdhCrQu Mon, 21:41: Recent Reads: Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling. Regency espionage shenanigans in Tony Cliff's graphic novel. Es… https://t.co/vZ0frhOVhS Mon, 21:45: Recent Reads: Lucifer - Children and Monsters. Volume 2 of Mike Carey's graphic novel brings the War in Heaven to L… https://t.co/BH660uUi5b Mon, 21:58: Hmm. Getting lots of image-based fake "Amazon Giftcard" spam to my gmail address that's making it through both Goog… https://t.co/Xmsch3CeUb [...]



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My tweets

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:00:24 GMT

Wed, 12:58: Caffeination https://t.co/buXDQLjFU1 Wed, 13:57: This is just wrong in so many ways. https://t.co/xjdLXHdw8L Wed, 15:26: Season https://t.co/aluOmOGZxy Wed, 15:45: Plumber arrives to fix central heating. He's a day early. This is good, as a storm and cold snap are due tomorrow. Wed, 16:08: Plumber One has gone. We now have a smart thermostat fitted. Plumber Two is on their way with the new valve... Wed, 16:59: Now this is pro-trolling by the BBC News on their story about the Cambridge News headline gaffe: https://t.co/xpwRnA09qL Wed, 17:26: Plumber Two has arrived. Valve surgery underway. Wed, 17:27: RT @mtrifiro: Terrific thought piece on edge data centers by @marypcbuk, relating concepts from @UptimeInstitute CTO Chris Brown: Five Edge… Wed, 18:32: RT @slightlylate: This all misses the bigger point: WASM isn't actually an assembly for the web; it's more of a math co-processor. Limited… Wed, 18:35: Sometimes it's hard to resist schadenfreude. Wed, 20:19: Project Smart Home has now added a wireless thermostat in the hall and a smart thermostatic valve on the bedroom ra… https://t.co/C09OYWhiQo Wed, 20:22: Now I get the fun of tuning the new system. https://t.co/ZdCIbDVqTr Wed, 20:40: Don't forget to enable Whiteboard in the Office 365 Portal if you want your users to use it: https://t.co/veWDr7yjO4 Wed, 20:47: My first Whiteboard. Do I detect a little @LauraCatPJs magic in the sparkly pens? https://t.co/v8q4Y2EPFY Wed, 21:12: I am spending the evening watching a graph of my central heating working. Maybe this should be an AMA. Thu, 00:06: RT @doctorow: A free sf anthology about space travel, inequality, equity and public policy: Kim Stanley Robinson, Madeline Ashby, Eileen Gu… Thu, 10:39: Well, the heating worked this morning. So the new control system has now handled two cycles... Thu, 10:52: Yay! Graphs! https://t.co/kLGmK8jYUb Thu, 10:53: RT @Gollancz: It's the 4th day of our Christmas giveaways and we've got a must have for the Discworld fan in your life. We're giving away o… [...]



My tweets

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:00:12 GMT

Tue, 14:22: RT @maryjofoley: Qualcomm's #SnapdragonSummit keynote will be livestreamed today starting 1:30 pm ET: https://t.co/zSx6zBEWrn Tue, 14:24: I've always had my suspicions about spiders. https://t.co/tW9CRunr10 Tue, 14:25: Year 2 of Enterprise Microsoft gets trucking with the new enterprise-focused Bing Maps APIs https://t.co/BV4hR5zVsZ via @infoworld Tue, 14:32: Interesting news from Azure: support for AMD Epyc-based VMs. https://t.co/a82mYdvFGH Tue, 14:56: RT @poweredbyaltnet: Good Morning #Xamarin iOS Simulator on @VisualStudio *Community* Edition! That's right, you can now use the remoted i… Tue, 15:03: RT @katebevan: British Twitter, your MP is a data controller and has a duty to safeguard your data. I highly recommend that you tweet/write… Tue, 15:36: Here? https://t.co/s8bwjqm8pk Tue, 15:38: So, let me get this straight. "No regulatory divergence" is for the entire UK, so we'll follow EU regulations witho… https://t.co/BB4pZwXjL2 Tue, 18:30: So where on Qalcomm's site is the live stream? Tue, 18:31: Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Stream: https://t.co/zLjljxMtP3 Tue, 18:40: RT @BenThePCGuy: Super cool news today - the Whiteboard App preview is available for download. This app is perfect for collaboration and id… Tue, 18:45: RT @marypcbuk: make Windows 10 login MFA with group policy if you don't trust Pin or biometrics alone https://t.co/qwzFVzxH4L Tue, 19:19: $599 for the Asus NovaGo isn't bad at all. Tue, 20:15: Microsoft's partner's ARM devices are @stratnews' Carry Along PC at last. Tue, 22:25: For the Pacific Time shift, my Enterprise Microsoft column takes a look at @bingmapsdev's new enterprise APIs: Get… https://t.co/mdKH8PvTfC Tue, 22:33: RT @bterlson: ChakraCore is moving to ICU on all platforms which should make the output of Chakra/Edge's Intl APIs identical to other engin… Wed, 00:10: RT @smwhughes: Q: After Trump, how do you learn to love the internet again? A: Thomas The Tank Engine On Red Bull https://t.co/yhRix6irML Wed, 11:26: The UK today on hearing David Davis' answers: 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦 Wed, 11:31: Two Chinooks. Or as I think of them: "window shakers". Wed, 11:39: Student: Teacher: "Dog ate your homework?" Student: "It's all there, in excruciating detail." Wed, 11:52: RT @sanglesey: "Great news - David Davis says he's done an exhaustive check of the front page, so it can go to the printers" https://t.co/1… [...]



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My tweets

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:00:17 GMT

  • Wed, 16:48: Brrrr.
  • Wed, 17:04: Dang. The blank screen bug in @tweetenapp on Windows 10 S is back. I guess it's time to take my Surface Laptop to Pro...
  • Wed, 17:07: So everything that was PaaS is serverless now?
  • Wed, 18:36: Dear Microsoft. Please don't build a Building 7. Really.
  • Wed, 18:42: RT @gcaughey: Q. How do I take advantage of TimeLine as a developer? A. Look at the Rome APIs. It's a 2-part process writing the card, then…
  • Wed, 18:48: RT @BNSciFi: At @worldcon75, Ursula Vernon won a Hugo. Her acceptance speech soon became legend. No record of it existed...until now. Pres…
  • Wed, 20:03: Just over 20 years ago, I was @cnn's site of the day. Definitely not fake news: https://t.co/p95ynJGY6E
  • Wed, 21:37: Reviewing fiction is hard work, and doesn't pay anywhere near what it's worth, even at novel length. So how do we g… https://t.co/BfReXvdpcr
  • Wed, 21:40: Booking a plumber to fit a wireless thermostat. Project Smart Victorian Home continues.
  • Wed, 22:38: Just four books left to identify and I'm stumped. One on the left, three on the right. https://t.co/cxTeKzrz6C



My tweets

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:00:16 GMT

Tue, 12:43: Vaguely amused by getting spam offering me PR services. Tue, 13:23: RT @subterranape: Well played, @WaterstonesMK. Well played. https://t.co/CuzEjzF4LG Tue, 14:57: Can it really be a year of Enterprise Microsoft? This week a look at Azure Databricks, giving Azure analytics a Spa… https://t.co/c6481DwHdw Tue, 16:25: RT @infoworld: #Azure #Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache #Spark, by @sbisson - https://t.co/4RWK0i6rkM Tue, 16:34: Moving 200000 files from one side of the office to the other can be noisy. Tue, 18:29: Recent Reads: Raising Caine. Charles Gannon's space opera series continues. Just because you've won one interstella… https://t.co/odaGSKRHH3 Tue, 19:05: RT @marypcbuk: Microsoft Centers Azure’s Container Services Around Kubernetes: once upon a time Microsoft would have picked one technology… Tue, 19:28: Huzzah! I have Honolulu running on my server. Tue, 19:31: For the Pacific Shift; this week's Enterprise Microsoft spends some time with Azure Databricks. https://t.co/t80N2CeeSE Tue, 19:32: RT @jeffwilcox: CodePlex goes read-only starting today! https://t.co/jL55n4NVss Tue, 19:33: It'll still roll a 1 when you need a critical success. https://t.co/tUiMhpGBxO Tue, 19:34: RT @sogrady: OH: “Mechanical Turk is the unsung hero of AI systems.” Tue, 20:12: Azure Location Based Services in preview; interestingly working with TomTom and not Here: https://t.co/sKvQgYU7Fg Tue, 20:43: I have a proposal on how not to spend €55B leaving the EU. It's a simple one. Stay in. Tue, 20:59: Setting up a new Android device. On go Outlook and Microsoft Launcher. Tue, 21:00: 96,821 items to go Tue, 21:05: RT @LyalinDotCom: We've made it stupid-easy to get an Azure DevOps pipeline setup for your next project, no matter the language/framework o… Tue, 21:38: RT @samjgeorge: @Azure Location Based Services @Esri intends to join as well benefitting our joint customers! Thanks for the great partner… Tue, 22:30: Thanks to the MAME and the Windows Game Bar, my first Gauntlet GIF. https://t.co/qNkxd4sxNs [...]



My tweets

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:17 GMT

  • Mon, 23:14: RT @Ada_Palmer: Attention UK friends: the Kindle edition of "Too Like the Lightning" is only £0.99 on @AmazonUK thanks to a special Cyber M…



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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:17 GMT

  • Thu, 16:51: Because one must on this day: https://t.co/2pdt3wW6ca
  • Thu, 22:27: Monumental https://t.co/QuFJkDrFJ8
  • Thu, 22:33: RT @Rainmaker1973: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only…
  • Thu, 22:37: RT @marypcbuk: hey, I know how we can fix this European city of culture thing; according to the rules, the UK just has to be an EU member s…
  • Thu, 22:39: The one time I was in the US for Thanksgiving, we had dinner at a Denny's in Grand Junction. #Sorry
  • Thu, 22:41: RT @donttrythis: Side note: I still have that Alien head. It came from Kenner’s weirdest toy: the 18” Alien doll. They’re now worth hundred…
  • Thu, 22:53: I love living in a city where you can walk five minutes to a station, wait two minutes and be on a Tube home. 🚇🚇🚇
  • Thu, 22:57: Parsons Green. katebevan>
  • Thu, 23:22: Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends.
  • Thu, 23:29: RT @AmusedNonQueen: Help Twitter! Last work of my father before he suffered a stroke, losing the ability to draw and talk, pretty much his…



My tweets

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:00:16 GMT

Wed, 12:45: No I do not need comment on Uber getting breached. Really. Wed, 12:59: RT @SwiftOnSecurity: 🎄GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? 🎄 My guide to fixing, optimizing, and making your relatives' computers resilient. 💻 http… Wed, 13:00: RT @marypcbuk: don't put secrets in your repo. don't put secrets in your repo. DON'T PUT SECRETS IN YOUR REPO! https://t.co/CSTFGvzmSf Wed, 13:01: RT @Mrs_Carm: DNGAF kitten is my new spirit animal https://t.co/CavR35ellj Wed, 15:39: Is there an Office 365 setting to block Focused Inbox? I seem to be stuck in a loop where a client somewhere keeps enabling it for me... Wed, 16:40: Ooooh. The Hue app has a setting for a near-daylight option for the bulbs. Just what I need this time of year. Wed, 16:44: LA Story is the best film ever made. https://t.co/ykolD2vHNH Wed, 17:06: I see Facebook has noticed that Edge now supports the HTML 5 notifications API. Wed, 17:17: I don't seem to be able to stop listening to this, it's just so good: Grimspound by Big Big Train https://t.co/3pIlKhcBCL #NowPlaying Wed, 18:06: RT @donasarkar: Hey #WindowsInsiders, we have released Build 17046 to the Fast ring! https://t.co/27NJoJETbY Wed, 18:58: Weirdness with the latest Office Insider fast ring build. Install says it's failed, but reboot and you're running the new bits. Wed, 20:16: Time for another cup of tea. Wed, 20:44: @mrs_carm FYI https://t.co/Rh0mD7cOrN Wed, 21:19: RT @LeeBillings: Now on @sciam: @greg_laughlin_ reflects on the startling implications of 'Oumuamua, the 1st known interstellar asteroid. E… Wed, 21:21: RT @komonews: Wow! Check out Snoqualmie Falls! Record-setting heat in the mid 60s on top of 3.3" of rain in the last three days have meant… Wed, 21:51: I think one of the reasons I've grown to like Big Big Train is that they unashamedly sing about science; songs for the Enlightenment. Wed, 22:01: RT @sfmnemonic: I love this Bruce Sterling story from 1998. If you have not read it, you should. ‘Maneki Neko.’ https://t.co/Gq8wwgKlDR Wed, 22:05: (dare to be wise, think for yourself/see much further/go build a steam-driven machine/or a rocket to the moon/dig t… https://t.co/39M3Vp6Qhb Wed, 22:08: Meet me at the Mead Hall in Winter. 15 awesome minutes of hymn to the Enlightment: https://t.co/3vP79J6qur Wed, 22:26: FYI @MrThreadzilla https://t.co/qhN5lAKg8h Wed, 23:13: Kedgeree https://t.co/K7ckW3Nw1o [...]



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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:19 GMT




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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:20 GMT

Mon, 12:08: OK. More human today... Mon, 12:20: I probably should listen to something other than @TheRealDBAMusic's new album Skyscraper Souls today, but it's just… https://t.co/qQH6uWGucv Mon, 12:21: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/SI3PBgL3wm Mon, 13:44: Goodbye to all that. https://t.co/LdgeJ6js0j https://t.co/OG5Qdzejet Mon, 13:52: RT @Anne_Michels: Manage #MicrosoftTeams with #PowerShell. The first version of the Teams module includes 23 cmdlets. https://t.co/xtRs7QG… Mon, 15:00: (bring word of your engines and designs/your medicines and poetry/and meet me at the mead hall in winter/we'll set… https://t.co/uRgYRdAgnG Mon, 15:32: Sadly the bread I made last night failed to rise. Mon, 15:43: RT @davidallengreen: Perhaps the single most sensible thing yet tweeted about Brexit. https://t.co/k5OzPmoYk9 Mon, 15:44: Mon, 16:01: RT @marypcbuk: the Cognitive Services/graph concept explorer from #msftconnect using the JFK Files (which I want for *my* files) https://t.… Mon, 18:40: Failed onion loaf wasn't too bad when toasted and served with spicy chicken soup. Phew. Mon, 18:42: After a day of listening to Big Big Train, I have become inordinately fond of this track. 15 minutes of excellence: https://t.co/3vP79J6qur Mon, 19:50: They *really* should have called it Rama. https://t.co/Q2B4E089ar Mon, 21:55: RT @ID_AA_Carmack: I have much more empathy for Microsoft now that I am supporting an evolving platform with over a thousand apps that will… Mon, 21:58: Well, today's been a banner one for Project Reality. Now, can we give up the fantasy? Mon, 22:39: RT @StMaryHonPolice: Rescue continued today, Great work by @JsyFire on the cliff face. Very difficult conditions. https://t.co/MLxb2ChdRx Tue, 00:47: Green eyes https://t.co/BixllDzG0Z https://t.co/dUYqvai4mA [...]



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