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Oxford Geek Night 19 slides

Just a quick one to say that the slides and videos from Oxford Geek Night 19 are now up - I very much enjoyed speaking for the second time at OGN, and due th...

What a bunch of bankers

Moving a charity's accounts to a new bank: how hard can it be? It's now just over a year since I took over as joint treasurer of Saint Columba's. And much as...

India diary, day 2

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Sunday 27 June Firs...

On chancel repair liability

I was fascinated to read about chancel repair liability the other day. Simply put, some ancient laws that nobody bothered to repeal since the Norman Conquest...

India diary, day 1

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Saturday 26 July La...

India diary, day 0

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Friday 25 July Flew...

Fun with CurrentCost

Five years after the cool kids first started jumping on the bandwagon, I've got myself a CurrentCost CC128 (Southern Electric send them to some customers for...

Are IDEs a problem?

I've just read an interesting piece over at The Register on the bloated awkwardness of Visual Studio 2010, and another on the question of whether we need IDE...

SysAdmin stuff

It's amazing how many fewer afternoons I seem to spend hacking around on my servers these days. Perhaps I got a life; I certainly got a full-time job. I have...