Andy Pennell's Blog

See me blather about software development, Gadgets, Technology, Fatherhood, plus anything else that gets me going.

June, 2006

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    Why Do We Always Change Notepad?

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    Notepad is a given. Its on every Windows machine, going back to Win16. When you need to edit something in a hurry, on any machine, then it is the obvious tool of choice. And yet with every Windows release, someone decides to change it. Not in a big way...
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    An Inconvenient Truth: You Must See This Movie

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    I have literally just returned from watching this, and am compelled to ask everyone I can to go and see this extraordinary movie . If you care about this planet, or you have children who you would like to have a chance of a decent future, you must see...
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    Wanted: Power Strip with Switches

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    It shouldn't be this hard, but all I want is a power strip with switches on each outlet. In my garage I have no less than six different chargers, and I don't want or need them to be on all the time. If I still lived in the UK, I could find such a device...
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    Firmware Upgrade Available for Toshiba HD DVD Player

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    Last night, on a whim, I asked my Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player to see if there was a firmware update available, and there was, and it proceeded to download it from the web. I took a dinner [that's a unit of time] to do it. Due to the new baby I regret...
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