F1 2011

Let me start by saying that I am pretty big F1 fan, as well as being a fan in general of racing games (arcade & sim). I have owned various F1 games, on a variety of consoles. Last weekend I purchased F1 2011 on the PC through Steam (by far the best digital solution for […]

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XBMC Issues With XFCE/Compositing

I have just come across an issue that I struggled to diagnose, I couldn’t find this anywhere online, so if only for myself in the future I thought I would write this up here, so hopefully when I google the problem in a year’s time, I’ll find myself writing about it 🙂 I have recently […]

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Rules for committing to SVN

I just stumbled upon this sitting on our servers at work, although this is written specifically for us, it should be relevant to anyone using SVN. Hopefully someone will find this useful. Golden Rules Golden Rule #1 Golden Rule #2 FAQ How often should I commit? Should I work in the trunk, or in a […]

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Chrome vs Firefox

I have been using Firefox since version 0.9 alpha… it’s been a long and mostly enjoyable journey. However I have been unable to resist the ever-growing hype surrounding Google Chrome. So, a couple of weeks ago, I switched. To try to see if I could cope with Chrome as my everyday browser. I thought I’d […]

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Adding a column to a replicated table in SQL Server 2005

A problem that I have come across a number of times, yet seem to forget how to solve, is when you want to add a column to a table that you have set up for replication in SQL Server 2005. SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) modifies a table by simply dropping it, then re-creating it […]

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Creating new projects in SVN and Trac

I have finally managed to introduce Trac and Subversion (SVN) at work. For the first few months, only some projects were put into SVN and fewer were put into Trac. This was partly due to people not feeling the need, but more to do with people not knowing/understanding how to create these projects. Since I […]

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Badminton – New Season

So, I know that I haven’t posted an update to this thing since my most read post about google wave (since then I have received an invite, got all excited, then realised its too buggy for everyday use). Anyway, that isn’t what this post is about. I’m going to talk about badminton. The new season […]

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Google Wave

I just finished watching the Google Wave video on YouTube, here. Google have come along with a new technology called Wave. Watch the video to find out more about it (be warned, its a video from the Google I/O developer conference, so its a little techy). Basically they have stepped back from the way we […]

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FirefoxNotify

I stumbled on this add-on to Firefox today, finally solving an annoyance I’ve had for ages. Ubuntu Jaunty has a great new notification system (not perfect, but certainly a step in the right direction), yet Firefox continued to use its own silly notification in the lower left corner of the screen. With this add-on the […]

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Star Trek

Last Saturday (16th) I saw Star Trek at the IMAX in birmingham. Overall I thought the film was pretty good, one of the best I’ve seen this year, but I have some concerns. This film was one of the rare occasions where I had issue with the quality of the production. Although I’m a bit […]

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