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Neil Mitchell
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I'm hiring 9 Haskell programmers to work with me at Barclays - http://neilmitchell.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/full-time-haskell-jobs-in-london-at.html

I've been streaming #netflix on my #chromecast for a year now, and it's been great. But in the last few weeks, it rarely works, and the Netflix app can't connect to the Chromecast. It also doesn't seem to work from the Netflix website on my desktop, so seems to be a bug in the Netflix app running on the Chromecast. Anyone got similar issues? Anything I can do?

Accidentally slammed my head in a car door. Ouch, plus a large bump #justidiotthings #distractedparent

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Upgraded to Windows 10. Very smooth upgrade, looks roughly the same as 8.1 but the start key now does something useful instead of something awful. The messages as it was upgrading seemed friendly and concise - very much Google in style rather than Microsoft. Back doing work half an hour later. Impressed. 
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Random collection of recent photos, mostly of Henry (since that's all I ever take photos of)
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19/07/2015
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Just tried to find an aquarium near me in Google. Tried a few searches, got mostly stupid results (a sign company that had designed a vehicle wrap for a sea life centre, a primary school etc). Results were so bad I even tried Bing. Turns out Bing sucks even worse.

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Just installed printer drivers on my Windows machine. That wasn't easy. How do normal (non-CS PhD) people do it? In this case, I entirely blame the printer manufacturer (Brother) for not letting MS ship their drivers. Their download/install process was shockingly bad, see below for a screenshot of one of the steps.
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Pro tip 3: "Backup my iPhone" is not Neil code for "Backup my iPhone, but can you delete all my music, because hey, I didn't really like it anyway and wanted to repurchase it all from iTunes or rerip it".

Pro tip: Before erasing an old iPhone and restoring a different user over it, make sure the phone has the latest iOS on it. Even 0.0.1 behind means the process takes an extra hour. (Pro tip 2: I assume iTunes is designed to hurt people for masochistic pleasure. It really pushes me towards an Android.)

Walk into Vodafone shop. Say "Can I please have a nanosim". Confirm basic details (name, phone number, address). Get nanosim, free of charge. Walk out. That was a lot easier than expected #vodafone #vodawin
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