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Saturday, 7 Apr 2018 (Only #Computing and Internet)

My immediate reflexion of the Xbox experience is that it is a cheap money-grubbing operation.

I bought my son an Xbox One for his birthday. We are trying to set it up and it throws up a dumb "gamertag" by default. We did not choose it. My understanding - from other gamer types - is that this can be changed once for no charge, but, oh no! - Microsoft want $9.99 to do this. It turns out that because my son had a OneDrive account already for some time - for his use of the family PC - that means his option to change the Xbox gamertag expired. According to the Filipino lady on the phone at Xbox Support there was a 30 day time limit. He's never had an Xbox, so the pre-existence of an Xbox game-playing name would have been a mystery to us.

How is that for a stealth charge?

Xbox...? More like Xbucks.


Friday, 16 Feb 2018 (Only #Computing and Internet)

This has me laughing. Because it’s all true.

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

I actually did a module on the programming language ML during my Comp Sci Masters. It was tough-going. I witnessed several of my fellow students’ heads exploding while trying to complete the ML assignment.

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 (Only #Computing and Internet)



Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 (Only #Computing and Internet)

Some spam posts are just priceless.

On a post of mine which is simply a thankful link to a song I found on YouTube, some loony wrote the following nonsense.


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Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 (Only #Computing and Internet)

During the relentless push from Microsoft to undertake the "free" upgrade, take a moment to consider the various peripherals that might no longer be compatible or supported with Windows 10. An example, I discovered to my irritation, is my Canon Selphy printer. See Canon UK's really empathic response to my dismay:-

https://twitter.com/jameswcollett/status/638465554009952257


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