Windows 8, This Soon?

I was reading a blog by Sam Bellis, here, asking if we could see Windows 8 materials by June this year, and a post about a Windows 8 2012 release, here.

My personal opinion is that it’s possible we will see materials, but no way will we see a release of an OS until 2013, maybe even later.

And here my logical (to me) reasoning
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Speaking to Nobody

It is wonderful to have the right to speak out, but it is a shame people then have the right not to reply.

I was outraged after not being able to by a pint at a meal, and this prompted me to right an open letter to our local newspaper.

It was published, and I promptly recieved no response. It has now been over two months (nearly 3) since the letters publication, so I presume I will be getting none.

Below is a copy of the letter for my archive purposes, and for anybody that cares to read my rants, and some links for references. And if anybody who has any say in this stumbles acrross this, I would be thrilled to hear your response.
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Windows 1 Upgraded To 7

Well you know how you always get told, don’t do a Windows upgrade installation, and always to install from fresh.

This guy took that advice, and then threw it out the window.
As a proof of concept, he has taken Windows 1.0, and done Windows upgrade installations all the way to Windows 7.

It’s interesting that it appeared to hold some of his preferences,all the way from Windows 3.1, including ‘Hot Pink’ backgrounds. He also installs Doom II, and Monkey Island, and they continue to work throughout the upgrades.
Although, id be very interested to see the size of his C: drive and how much crap he has carried over.

Road Rage Redefined

I know I get very upset when people dont use the cycle lane, but this is something else.

In Brazil there was a pro-cycling demonstration, and the man in the car felt ‘threatened’ so drove at the cyclists.
He could now be facing charges of attempted murder.

Anyway, here is the video. This is real!

More information on BBC news here

Technical Writing Fail – Guernsey Press

I know Jason was going to cover this at his blog over at, but he hasn’t. And this was posted on the 4th of Febuary, back when the IPV4 exhaustion thing was current. So I thought I would write a little something about this before its entirely outdated.

Everybody knows we are running out of IPV4 address, and has read about it on about a million technical sites. Well our local paper decided do a small section about it in its ‘world news’ section.

As an IT Professional/Technical person, reading this explanation was painful to say the least. Now, I know they are writing for a non-technical audience, but a small attempt for some sort of accuracy would have been nice.

So without further ado, look after the break for a copy of the article, and my points after reading it.

Oh, and Guernsey Press, keep away from technical writing for a bit please
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Distance != Quality

After noticing some of the traffic to my previous post came from some google searches, I decided to search for these terms which brought me to the I Like Fast Internet blog at, specifically this post on “Investigating Internet speeds in Guernsey

So it appears im not the only one having woes. But the engineer at C&W blaming the quality of my line, then this blogs mention of distances from the exchange made me wonder. So did some investigation of my own….

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Sorry State of Guernsey Broadband

Well after reading my good friend Jason (deedoubleyou)’s blog post on the recent upgrade of Guernsey broadband here, I thought i would add my two cents. As I have found out this week, an upgrade to 8mb in Guernsey means an upgrade maybe, if you’re lucky By the way if you read the rest of the post, I really recommend OpenDNS, I think its great.

**Warning: Rant Alert**
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An Old Post

As I mentioned in the first post of this install, this blog has been installed and reinstalled lots of times.

However, one page that always keeps coming up my logs as 404’s is requestions for this page. I must get about 20-30 links to this page a week.
Well not this exact post, but to the content that used to be here. So here is that content, recreated, sort of.
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