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Katie Hopkins and her big mouth 5

Why Katie Hopkins should shut her mouth

During the many years of dadams.co.uk I don’t think I have never used this site to launch an attack on someone… but now I’m suitably annoyed enough. I should also mention that I wrote most of this two …

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Microsoft Sway (preview)

Sway was announced back in October and made available as a limited invitation-only preview. Since then it’s been opened up for general access, and (important for this blog post) I’ve found some time to have a look at …

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT

Usually if I’m discussing a product from Plantronics it’ll be associated with unified communications (these days more likely to be Lync or Skype than Sametime). I’m the proud owner of a Calisto 620 speakerphone and, probably one of …

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Dell XPS 2720

Some people may find this a tale of horror. Why? After five happy years together I have passed my iMac onto a new owner (the current Mrs Adams), and I have replaced it with a Windows 8.1 all-in-one …

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Adiós Lotus 1-2-3

These days it’s commonplace to learn about celebrity deaths from Twitter before hearing it on the actual ‘news’, but yesterday I read about another type of death on Facebook (from Phil Beresford-Davis). The death in question was not …

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Fitbit not fatboy

I have never been one of those people who should be featured on those ‘Lose Weight Within A Year Or Die’ programs, nor has my backside been featured anonymously on the news when they’re doing a report on …

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Scottish ancestors

The print-out of my family tree has been rather lop-sided since I started tracing my roots. I have recorded sixty-six ancestors of my mother, going back seven generations and to the early 1700s (the oldest is my great …

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Three years at Microsoft

I had a very busy day yesterday and didn’t notice that it was my third anniversary of joining Microsoft. Looking back those three years have flown past – I remember the job interviews and my IBM exit interview …

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Apps for Excel 2013

Office 2013 has the ability to provide in-application apps to users, and Excel is the most bountiful place to find and use these handy additions. Here’s a pick of some of the best.

Random Generator by AbleBits – …