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If you’ve used an app on a mobile phone you will have seen this icon. If you’ve used some web site you will have seen this icon. View this blog on a small screen and you’ve seen it. Firefox and Chrome both use it. On a mobile device it’s home is normally…
If you've used an app on a mobile phone you will have seen this icon. If you've used some web site you will have seen this icon. View this blog on a small screen and you've seen it. Firefox and Chrome both use it. On a mobile device it's home is normally in the top left-hand corner of the screen. If you are right-handed it's at the furthest reach of your thumb, for me, as a left-hander, it's nicely accessible. It's commonly known as the hamburger...
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As part of my normal routine I go for a walk in the morning. Most mornings I take a picture of something that I find interesting, some days I take a video. The pictures are taken on my iPhone and posted directly to Instagram. The Instagram client on my…
As part of my normal routine I go for a walk in the morning. Most mornings I take a picture of something that I find interesting, some days I take a video. The pictures are taken on my iPhone and posted directly to Instagram. The Instagram client on my iPhone has all sorts of features available for enhancing the picture before it's posted - filter, brightness, warmth, saturation, fade, shadows, vignette, etc. I tend to post pictures without too m...
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My first post on this blog was simply titled Welcome and was written on the 5th April 2005. In those days I was writing under the title Oak Grove which is the root meaning of my surname. I can’t tell you what the most popular posting has been over that…
My first post on this blog was simply titled Welcome and was written on the 5th April 2005. In those days I was writing under the title Oak Grove which is the root meaning of my surname. I can't tell you what the most popular posting has been over that entire time, because I've not managed to maintain a consistent statistics platform for all of it. I can tell you though, that the most popular post since 2009 has been this one on Rich Pictures.
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A fun little experiment this Friday. If you hold a match above a candle that has just been blown out it will relight the candle, but how? Have a look at it in slow motion:
A fun little experiment this Friday. If you hold a match above a candle that has just been blown out it will relight the candle, but how? Have a look at it in slow motion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fH6Vuajeo
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I try to write positive and informative items. I try not to write rants. I could easily write rants, but there are plenty of people doing that already and I don’t see any value being just another voice in the crowd. This morning I started writing…
I try to write positive and informative items. I try not to write rants. I could easily write rants, but there are plenty of people doing that already and I don't see any value being just another voice in the crowd. This morning I started writing a posting about a phrase I've been hearing quite a lot recently. It's one of those management phrases that gain popularity, are repeated endlessly, but don't stand up to scrutiny. These phrases get under...
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Most mornings I go for a walk trying to get my 10,000 steps in for the day. Many of these walks take me through a local wood. This wood isn’t heavily managed, it’s pretty much left to nature to decide what happens. In the middle of the wood the trees are…
Most mornings I go for a walk trying to get my 10,000 steps in for the day. Many of these walks take me through a local wood. This wood isn't heavily managed, it's pretty much left to nature to decide what happens. In the middle of the wood the trees are looking a bit ramshackle. They are reasonably tall adult trees, but a number of them have come down over recent years. Each one of them is covered in dense ivy foliage; the ivy is slowly killing ...
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Some genius from Hull. Ever wanted to play every instrument in the orchestra, that’s what Ben Morfitt did. He filmed the 70 different parts against a green screen taking a month to do it. He also wrote the music:
Some genius from Hull. Ever wanted to play every instrument in the orchestra, that's what Ben Morfitt did. He filmed the 70 different parts against a green screen taking a month to do it. He also wrote the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abnG3bzzCD0
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What is truth? It’s a question that philosophers have debated over for millennia. Such philosophical debates are well beyond the remit of what I would normally talk about on this blog and I’m not going to change that with this post. I only raise the…
What is truth? It's a question that philosophers have debated over for millennia. Such philosophical debates are well beyond the remit of what I would normally talk about on this blog and I'm not going to change that with this post. I only raise the question because I think we are increasingly struggling with understanding what is true. Recently someone told me a story as if it were fact and then proceeded to tell me that it had to be true becaus...
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Everything I record, I just try to sound like me and come up with songs that suit what I do, and then just go for it. B. B. King BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89
Everything I record, I just try to sound like me and come up with songs that suit what I do, and then just go for it. B. B. King BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89
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I’m catching up on some of the sessions from Ignite 2015. I wasn’t able to go, but thankfully many of the sessions are now available as videos with downloads of the presentations. For some time now the Exchange team have defined a Preferred…
I'm catching up on some of the sessions from Ignite 2015. I wasn't able to go, but thankfully many of the sessions are now available as videos with downloads of the presentations. For some time now the Exchange team have defined a Preferred Architecture; the one for Exchange 2013 is here. This Preferred Architecture defines a set of best-practices including the use of multi-role servers and commodity physical servers. At Ignite Microsoft, via Ros...
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This morning I received a number of emails from WordPress sites that I manage telling me that they had automatically updated to WordPress 4.2.2. This is a security update that happened in the background without me having to do anything. This is a positive…
This morning I received a number of emails from WordPress sites that I manage telling me that they had automatically updated to WordPress 4.2.2. This is a security update that happened in the background without me having to do anything. This is a positive sign of the growing maturity of the WordPress ecosystem. Security updates are inevitable, making those updates seamless to users and administrators is very welcome. It also speeds up the rate of...
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I need to confess right at the start that I’ve never been a fan of adding rules to create ‘complex’ passwords. I’m talking about the type of thing where you insist that someone uses a capital letter, some numbers and a special character. Studies show that…
I need to confess right at the start that I've never been a fan of adding rules to create 'complex' passwords. I'm talking about the type of thing where you insist that someone uses a capital letter, some numbers and a special character. Studies show that when you do this most people create a pattern that they can remember, something like this: Start with a capital letter Numbers at the end Special character right at the end In so doing we inad...
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