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Running results, future plans

Sticky post

I’m pinning this here as a reminder to myself as to when races are, and as a log of times so far. Thirty-two races run since I started…

Amazon Echo

Here at dadams.co.uk we’re always quick to bring the news of new tech… oh, hang on, the Amazon Echo has actually been available for more than two years. Okay, well, the Adams household acquired one about a month ago. We …

Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate

Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate whether creationism is a viable model for the origin of life. It's nearly three hours long but worth watching, even if you do it in half-hour chunks. I find it enter...

A view on Young Earth Creationism

"Allowing the notion that the Earth is 6,000 years old to be promulgated in schools is like teaching kids that the distance across the United States is 17 feet."

Professor Lawrence M. Krauss, theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Arizona State University

FindTime for Outlook

One of my (many) major irritations with the whole calendar and scheduling business is receiving an invitation for a time-slot when I’m already busy. If said invitation is from an internal person this is utterly unforgiveable as my free / …

Plantronics Voyager Focus UC

When I joined Microsoft nearly five years ago (wow, that’s gone quick) I was presented with a technology survival kit on my first day. A Lenovo laptop, a Windows Phone, and a set of Jabra wired headphones. The headphones were …

Outlook 2016 modern attachments

Following on from the general blog post about Office 2016, this is the first of a few* which will focus on some specific features.

* Actual number to be decided.

We’re going to peak early, because the first of these …

Microsoft Office 2016

I’m sure most IT people were aware that Office 2016 shipped last week, but publically it didn’t arrive in much of a blaze of publicity. Certainly there was enough coverage in the computer press and online (well, most online I …

(Half) marathon man

If you’re fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be one of my Facebook friends, you’ll probably be aware that a few times a week I post a map with a route marked out on it. And even the least technical of …

Ten great Windows 10 features

A few weeks ago, us Microsoft employees in the UK were invited to submit ‘ten great Windows 10 features’ in order to be in with a chance to win a Windows 10 goody bag. I was a lucky winner. I’ve …

Fitbit Charge

Last September I wrote about the Fitbit Flex and how it had worked for me in terms of losing weight and becoming more fit. Since I bought the Flex the Charge and the Surge models were released, but I considered …

TomTom Runner GPS watch

Those of you who are my Facebook friends will know that I’ve lost a lot of weight over the past year, and converted myself from a couch potato to someone who runs 10 km a few times a week. I …

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