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  • Fri, 12:18: Troubleshooter has fixed six Windows update errors., just none of them resolve the actual problem #winning #stillloveRT
  • Fri, 15:15: Everyone got toothpaste on the demon; my new favourite mondegreen
  • Fri, 15:36: much like containers, I don't believe in fixing a Windows RT or 10 install that goes hinky. Just blow it away & start again (files in cloud)
  • Fri, 15:41: RT @nickpickles: Just when you thought the #IPBill couldn't get any more confusing.... https://t.co/LqkHvvvtti
  • Fri, 15:44: RT @mathewi: Good question. What happens to first-sale doctrine and fair use in a world of blockchain-controlled music? https://t.co/P6DMp
  • Fri, 15:48: startup idea; a twitter client that can autocomplete images that have been in your stream so I could get the Black Friday batman slap pic
  • Fri, 16:21: never, ever, ever move #OneNote notebooks via Explorer. Always use the move tool in OneNote itself. I see that bit @markwilsonit
  • Fri, 16:23: (everyone got toothpaste on the demon)
  • Fri, 16:45: RT @benwerd: Hey, UK! One of the engineers (and people) I trust most in the world is looking for a new position. He's based in Oxford. Any …
  • Fri, 16:48: Malware signed with the eDellRoot certificate authority has already started appearing on VirusTotal https://t.co/8l79anEL6b
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  • Mon, 13:43: Marriott buying Starwood, promising to deliver savings; does that mean W won't be as nice? :( wonder if Starwood gold for life will survive
  • Mon, 13:51: RT @stevesi: 5/ In real time, knowing silent majority v vocal minority v broad generation change is hard. No matter what happens someone sa…
  • Mon, 14:07: RT @im_on_17: Oh nice. @bdsams https://t.co/5nlnU5pp3Z
  • Mon, 14:09: RT @mtaulty: @thebeebs that's right 😉 Common As Possible, Differentiated As Necessary.
  • Mon, 14:56: Couriers to avoid #DPD just left parcel on the doorstep, no note, never rang the bell (Arlo videoed it) #couriercam
  • Mon, 15:15: one publisher I work for only takes JPEG not PNG & DOC not DOCX because automated systems; weird to regress so much
  • Mon, 15:50: the #onedrive lag on new files going into the recent list makes the #outlook recent attachment feature break; new file is MIA. worst for PDF
  • Mon, 16:01: the most annoying thing about Outlook smart extensions not working all of the time; you can't rely on it, but Outlook pushes them at you
  • Mon, 16:29: RT @scott_humble: @marypcbuk New technical debt is even worse.
  • Mon, 16:31: doesn't matter that the smart attachments in #outlook worked flawlessly 10 times in a row; the three times they were MIA means I can't trust
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  • Tue, 13:46: No, you cannot pay me to wedge a reference to your client as a "link/name drop in a more generic article".
  • Tue, 13:46: But you can tell me who your 15-20 clients are so I make sure I never cover them
  • Tue, 13:48: RT @sbisson: Sorry OneDrive users, it's my fault. I invented "unlimited webspace" at UKOL in 1996 as I didn't have time to write a distribu…
  • Tue, 13:49: Am I waking up to find Microsoft screwed up OneDrive *again*?
  • Tue, 13:53: RT @sbisson: Does your fintech app use strong crypto? Let your bosses and investors know it will soon be illegal.
  • Tue, 14:01: Microsoft is the headmaster bemoaning "a small number of users" who ruined OneDrive for everyone, stand up laddie! https://t.co/mb9vsZXHAi
  • Tue, 14:03: Microsoft; can manage most complicated enterprise cloud scenario. Can't come up with policy for "a small number of users" backing up PCs
  • Tue, 14:10: I assume there aren't any OneDrive MVPs
  • Tue, 14:13: RT @blowdart: I guess OneDrive didn't like the high share price. Idiots.
  • Tue, 14:13: RT @Codepope: After dragging out releasing their tablet, @JollaHQ refuse to refund tablets unless you receive and return them. @JollaHQ can…
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  • Mon, 12:47: The freckle on my retina hasn't changed in 2 months (yay) but they want to check again in 4. I still don't like having my eyes dilated!
  • Mon, 12:57: Ad for a new local music venue called Box HQ. Yes, it always to be using the Box logo ;)
  • Mon, 13:10: invest in an unaudited startup that the platform where you saw it promoted already has a financial stake? yeah, no problems with *that* ;)
  • Mon, 13:32: there's more Mac malware than there used to be, but the malware writers seem a bit lazy ;) (old techniques) https://t.co/47VM1uzxev
  • Mon, 13:47: RT @sbykov_work: What a week! 21 merged PRs. 8 more being reviewed and tested. Oh, and we launched Halo 5 with no major issues. https://t.c…
  • Mon, 13:48: RT @hmemcpy: People who admire Linus and his "epic rants" [sic] should be forced to have him as their boss.
  • Mon, 13:50: RT @er0tikka: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. I would like you to join my professional network on LinkedIn.
  • Mon, 15:00: Yahoo thinks Edge is Chrome and offers me an extension; absent the annoyance of a popup, I suppose that will be more appropriate next year
  • Mon, 15:51: Hmm. 3.72gb of Other files; Windows phone 8.1 denim. Any ideas?
  • Mon, 15:58: RT @markwilsonit: UK Government (CESG) guidance on the use of #Office365 at OFFICIAL level. Interesting read for commercial orgs too: https…
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  • Sat, 13:55: Expect months of this discussion as the IP Bill comes; Internet firms warn over police push for web history access https://t.co/mg4zJwLCmP
  • Sat, 14:10: Power BI And SQL Server 2016 BI Announcements At PASS Summit 2015 - lots of https://t.co/1OPOcfofRy
  • Sat, 14:20: RT @sblom: @robmen My answer to that swings wildly from "This is what Windows 8 should've been." to "Where'd that Windows 8 feature go?"
  • Sat, 14:21: RT @xjoeduffyx: Mads discusses where we are with C# 6, and some places we're thinking of going with C# 7: https://t.co/RygizClwM6
  • Sat, 18:06: Cat has put on its Halloween costume; it's some kind of gas attack. Very effective cough cough
  • Sat, 20:14: Of course I wore my flashing witch hat wig to walk to Little Waitrose, I'm quirky middle class ;) @sbisson wore his awesome horn helmet
  • Sat, 20:14: RT @chrisgreen: The one plus point we can take from the TalkTalk hack - it's great to see kids interested in programing!
  • Sun, 01:03: RT @bdsams: @maryjofoley I want to scare the children, not ruin their childhood.
  • Sun, 01:03: RT @ReformedBroker: My favorite costume that came to the door today was Elon Musk. Gave the kid some batteries.
  • Sun, 01:06: RT @RoyalSQL: I'm super proud of #summit15 for the number of women that are here. I had to wait in line for the bathroom for the first tim…

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  • Fri, 12:51: Would I like to write about your infographic that lots of other sites already covered? Of course not! (nor do I need Andalusian avocados)
  • Fri, 14:35: RuffStuff versus Tuff Bags; not sure if patent lawsuit or wresting match ;)
  • Fri, 14:47: upcoming lawsuit against, well, basically everyone in the computer industry from the inventor of a 1974 personal computer running APL. hmmm
  • Fri, 14:48: has coffee: check. has bacon sandwich: complete but retry maybe required. jetlag: pending. work to do: GetOnWithItMary #personaltodolist
  • Fri, 15:00: missed while travelling: EME, Edge & PlayReady. Using Encrypted Media Extensions for interoperable protected media https://t.co/dqdxBVWc2g
  • Fri, 15:09: Windows improving update documentation makes me think of moving the OneDrive placeholder vote to changeorg petition! https://t.co/31GtClMfiv
  • Fri, 15:10: that last given the chargeorg petition on updates got action from Ms at 5k signatures & there are 20k votes on uservoice for placeholders
  • Fri, 15:12: RT @dstorey: We do like committing at some funny hours to bring you https://t.co/L6hL3Zqwe8 https://t.co/O2Ac4Jp14J
  • Fri, 15:15: RT @sbisson: (If you like SF you will be downloading this book in 3 weeks)
  • Fri, 15:20: any other OneNote 2016 touchscreen users find touch doesn't work in (desktop) @msOneNote a lot of the time?
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  • Sun, 05:13: RT @meyerweb: CORRECTION: browsers other than MS Edge, which gets 'space' right, so far as I can tell. Microsoft: showing how it’s done.
  • Sun, 05:13: RT @hj_chen: @meyerweb I find myself telling fellow devs how edge and even ie11 sometimes behave better than their counterparts
  • Sun, 05:21: High ice ring around the moon - manual exposure on #Lumia as auto is lots of grain https://t.co/04queWWrzP
  • Sun, 05:30: Driving Santa Cruz to Paso Robles on weekends; you're behind lots of slow, inexperienced Sur-today drivers. Lovely views though ;)
  • Sun, 07:06: @simonhackett shift from mainframe/timeshare to PC model but are the diagnostics comparable?
  • Sun, 07:09: RT @davidadonaldson: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster statement on having their application for charity status rejected https://t.co/
  • Sun, 07:16: Every so often I check comments on the #OneDrive placeholder Uservoice; 20,027 votes, always newly frustrated users
  • Sun, 07:31: oh #onedrive could you make up your mind if you're online or not? https://t.co/zvik3x5nz3
  • Sun, 09:03: the easiest way to manage what #onedrive folders I sync in Windows 10 is factory reset & start from scratch every few months; this is crazy
  • Sun, 09:06: oh god, Internet, I'm sorry, UK PM Cameron is being crazy on encryption again. this is UK pr0n filters writ very large and very stupid
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  • Thu, 18:33: RT @uberkenny: @alanlepo That implies that "newer" is always better and more productive. It isn't. Familiarity is a key factor in higher pr…
  • Thu, 18:37: RT @Viss: @SwiftOnSecurity tell me again how we aren't literally being eaten alive by the flesh-eating bacteria we call 'advertising'?
  • Thu, 21:49: Hope OneNote gets this next; autocomplete between frames for animation https://t.co/Lokw1uR6jl
  • Thu, 22:29: RT @mappingbabel: If the way I leave my job is from taking a shot of vodka every time a Google exec mentions "machine learning", then so be…
  • Thu, 22:30: RT @dinabass: Microsoft CFO Amy Hood tells me the company is going to look to putting cost savings into the business, new products, categor…
  • Thu, 22:31: RT @WaltBTIG: In addition to 545k post-paid phone loss, AT&T reclassed 300k to “non-tablet computing devices”. So down 845k in Q3 and 1.5 m…
  • Thu, 23:00: RT @nancybaym: User "engagement" is human:platform, "participation" is human:human - @karppi #ir16
  • Thu, 23:02: RT @swardley: The after hours fluctuations in AMZN's share price is worth more than VMware's entire market cap.
  • Thu, 23:46: RT @On_MS_Licensing: Microsoft now allowing organizations to deploy free Windows 10 Pro Upgrade using volume licensing media https://t.co
  • Fri, 04:18: I think they like hops https://t.co/bgvISF4SKE
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  • Fri, 23:16: so tempted to wake up super early on the 20th to listen to the House of Lords inquiry into online platforms & should users get more control
  • Fri, 23:19: confusing myself by installing the Skype plugin with Edge which doesn't do extensions???
  • Fri, 23:57: the which the *what* now? WTF Twitter http://t.co/JN8Q8ouuny
  • Sat, 00:00: I can't send any more DMs until I add a phone number to my @twitter account? wow. looks like I'm giving up twtter
  • Sat, 00:05: RT @MDesmaz: "Microagressions are like paper cuts. At the beginning they do not hurt but often they can become wounds". Talk on unconscious…
  • Sat, 00:06: so Twitter's 'no more DMs until you give us your phone number' stupidity lets me reply to DMs but not start them. seriously!
  • Sat, 00:08: soliciting comments from anyone else who is unhappy about #twitter demanding their phone number to stop limiting daily DMs; can't be a DM ;)
  • Sat, 00:44: the Verizon/Lumia spat is proving again that CDMA is a complex system with quite a few disadvantages to offset the coverage advantage
  • Sat, 00:54: hey past mary, could you be a bit less cryptic when you write down your bright ideas?
  • Sat, 00:56: anyone want to guess what I meant by CDO? other than 'OCD in alphabetical order' ;)
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  • Thu, 22:22: RT @MDesmaz: Tough & critical Q on Facebook's authentic name policy asked to Director of Diversity. FB's meeting w/ LGBTQ communities to pr…
  • Thu, 22:24: Goodness SF is toasty today
  • Fri, 03:34: RT @sbisson: Driving up and down the Peninsula to SF today, not one Tesla S on the road. Has the self driving sent them all to the Mars roc…
  • Fri, 03:36: RT @AzureAutomation: Learn how to onboard any machine to Azure Automation DSC -- whether Windows or Linux, on-prem or in the cloud! https:/…
  • Fri, 03:39: I don't suppose drought & landslips is enough to convince the US to maybe ratify some climate change treaties?
  • Fri, 03:45: the IRS would finish updating its Windows XP PCs - if it could find them! https://t.co/r5PsXrgIH1
  • Fri, 03:47: The IRS has not yet begun the upgrade to Windows Server 2012 because - well, they just do IT really, really badly AFAICT. MDOP anyone?
  • Fri, 05:44: Korea might get the last ActiveX features off official government web sites by 2017 (so it's not just the IRS lagging http://t.co/2sIJIUCID9
  • Fri, 07:24: attention @MSEdgeDev people like @jonathansampson @jacobrossi does anyone care that Facebook comments =ludicrously UNUSABLE in Edge for me?
  • Fri, 07:26: RT @reubenbond: Virtual Actors are the way forwards! https://t.co/NMgnj6hwAc
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  • Sat, 19:40: RT @TalBeerySec: Don't worry. They are probably "arrested", not arrested. https://t.co/PwJdJWw1VS
  • Sat, 19:43: Once you bite into it, an everything bagel should be renamed an everywhere bagel
  • Sat, 19:52: @marc_smith I've saved the three images, when we're not driving, I'll find a way to animate them and see the connections develop
  • Sat, 19:55: RT @BoredElonMusk: Wearable device that displays how long your hangover is going to last tomorrow based on your current blood alcohol level.
  • Sat, 19:59: RT @appcompatguy: Happy customer email: "the product team did an amazing job with EMIE...enabling us to migrate our browser without impacti…
  • Sat, 20:03: RT @danielfe: Announcing Tools for Apache Cordova (aka TACO) v1.0.0 http://t.co/Wb1PRqi9DT
  • Sat, 20:06: RT @markwilsonit: Overheard 9yo son talking about his homework: "I'm using PowerPoint - it's like Google Slides but Microsoft - and it's be…
  • Sat, 20:06: RT @EllisWeiner: @GreatDismal “Firearm violence is increasingly becoming an old white guy problem,” Garen Wintemute, an ER doctor at UC Dav…
  • Sat, 20:08: RT @HorhayAtAMD: Ask Cortana to dictate a swear and she will clean it up for you. She'll even beep herself as she's reading it back. http:/…
  • Sat, 20:22: RT @LoungeFlyZ: See ya later @lastpass, it was nice while it lasted. Now a @1Password customer. Sub canceled and moved. Trust is a big de…
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  • Fri, 15:27: oh no! LogMeIn bought LastPass? haven't yet read the comments on the blog but they OUGHT to be awful. LMI doesn't have the trust LP earned
  • Fri, 15:31: RT @GRoshak: Impassioned plea by @Doctorow to investors: take long view+bet on circumvent devices Lay groundwork viz Supreme Court 10yr hrz…
  • Fri, 15:33: RT @hughbradlow: Cory Doctorow: Lives will be destroyed by database breaches #FiReCon2015
  • Fri, 15:33: RT @Chrisella: Privacy breaches will only accelerate. Major corporate databases are no better protected than AM or OPM - @doctorow #FiReCon
  • Fri, 15:33: RT @GRoshak: @Doctorow jumpstarts morning discussion: passionate explana of DMCA creating monopoly rents & John Deere/Monsanto stranglehold…
  • Fri, 15:39: Doctorow: YouTube forced the terms of 4 main record labels on indies for its streaming service; new boss same as the old boss #FiReCon2015
  • Fri, 15:41: Joseph Smarr emphasizing gathering personal data for Google machine learning, missing out huge importance of mass training data #firecon2015
  • Fri, 15:42: have we chosen the best replacement for LastPass yet? 1Password didn't have the same proven reputation last time I checked. hurry up FIDO
  • Fri, 15:48: I notice I'm not expecting the LastPass team to be able to improve Log Me In's trust and reputation...
  • Fri, 15:51: "consciousness is like pr0n, we'll know it when we see it" me: that's both true and just postponing the question #firecon2015
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  • Thu, 17:55: RT @ChrisJohnRiley: #BruCON Servers are for serving… if you have Office/anything Adobe on it, then you're failing. Std images should have N…
  • Thu, 17:56: RT @hughbradlow: Corinna Lathan: 67% of deaths worldiwide are from non-communicable diseases; mental illness accounts for 1/3 of that numbe…
  • Thu, 18:14: RT @Jessicalessin: "We never talk about an IPO in terms of windows.. We talk about putting it off as long as possible." @nathanblech #subsc
  • Thu, 18:17: RT @ID_AA_Carmack: Post-Connect I have been busy working with @_tomcc and the Microsoft/Mojang team on Minecraft for Oculus. Coming along …
  • Thu, 18:22: RT @tomwarren: Everyone asking about new Microsoft devices in UK: Surface Pro 4: November 12th Microsoft Band 2: November 19th Surface Boo…
  • Thu, 18:31: RT @berit_anderson: From this morning’s #FiReCon2015: Stealth Japan— Inside the world’s most under-valued economy. https://t.co/SMafCVqvAM
  • Thu, 18:40: If you take away only one thing from #firecon2015 on China: in China, government commerce and the military work together as a single entity
  • Thu, 18:40: RT @Chrisella: #FiReCon2015 panel: China in recession now. Collapse could b triggered by bad debt in banking system, property prices, polit…
  • Thu, 18:46: Security in digital world we live in i fundamentally broken. cannot trust anything online is happening the way you think it is #FiReCon2015
  • Thu, 18:49: reasons for hacking have swung back a bit? Ashley Madison shows might be for shock value as well as financial value #FiReCon2015
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