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#UKTechdays – day 5

[blog]: Simon Singh delighted as BCA drop case http://bit.ly/diAbux
#uktechdays
can winmo7 today tell us what's in wp7 for the business/pro world; all i see is consumer…
#uktechdays #wp7 \”variation in winmo phones diluted product\”. not been a problem in server/destop world. #greeneyes #iPhone
@eileenb you keep popping up on demo win7phone here at #uktechdays , those AdWord payments paid off πŸ™‚
#uktechdays could be me, but has Charlie demonstrated that this winmo7 phone can make phone calls?
#uktechdays if I'm quick and write a #wp7 app to make calls, reckon i can make any money?
#uktechdays @ckindel plays Pink Floyd briefly but quietly :-(, this place does have a PRS licence doesn't it…?
#uktechdays we were supposed to have windows for toasters, but @ckindel just demonstrated toasters for windows (phone)
@uktechdays @ckindel i thought you'd dropped the \”Series\” from the product name. is it back? 'cos it's on the slides
#uktechdays wot? No VB.Phone?
RT @happygeek: #leadersdebate Best new sitcom to appear on ITV for years! <- like all the best, few episodes
#uktechdays @ckindel How do internal devs get inhouse apps onto #wp7
#uktechdays so, if I build an app for internal use that's commercially sensitive, i have to let rivals see and download it? #fail #wp7
RT @markwilsonit: Still seems clear though that Windows Phone 7 is very much a v1.0 prod<–but isn't late in day for 1.0 prod? #uktechdays
@mbullock @markwilsonit but i want *one* phone to ring them all and in the darkness bind them #uktechdays #wp7
@ActionLamb ah, Steve, replays conv in head. rabbitted sorry – getting used to sitn
@markwilsonit guess we'll understand more on Ent phone when we see what Exch2010 gets to manage nextgen
If you find @MTuckerNo10 or @DianaInHeaven then don't promote by complaining to them (they RT) or to your followers. Fools!
RT @richardfrisch: clients dont appreciate how much effort to save their files they haven't backed up <;-u need to chg them more cc: @edbott
My last tweet was somewhat compromised by the absence of the words \”rude or offensive\”. been a long week. i said it in my head πŸ™‚
RT @mbullock: @markwilsonit you saying a new OCS global telephony company on its way πŸ™‚

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#UKTechdays – day 4

RT @bletchleypark: @dr_black oh yes how right you are! :)) <;-bloody knew it
RT @ruskin147: Awake to Easyjet email warning of volcanic ash plume from Iceland reaching the north of England<;-one hell of an alarmclock
@bletchleypark @Dr_Black you got away in the nick of time http://bit.ly/aJV6nb
[blog]: I remember when this were all http://bit.ly/c42u6H
RT @drpaulolding: coincidence or is the world's tectonic activity rather rampant at the moment? <;-coincidence, some1 blogged stats few days
\”Anyone here doing anything with SQL Azure?\” Is 'ignoring it' a valid answer? πŸ™‚ #uktechdays
Erm Microsoft… ( @uktechdays ) why are your slides copyright 2008? #uktechdays
time 4 #uktechdays bingo again. Globalization (sp!), leverage, compliance, digitised, risk management, agility, cost efficiency HOUSE!
Empowered, pervasive, intelligent, scalable, industry-leading, BC, pervasive NATIONAL HOUSE CALL #uktechdays #bingo
As we tweet, Pierce Brosnan is driving his SUV into the mine #ashtag
Yasmin Ahmed & Mark Whitehorn, now this is the sort of presentation i like proteomics, BIG BI stuff #uktechdays
RT @schofieldkevin \”Volcanic eruption causes chaos across UK\”. Had GB just seen the latest polls?
Is Iceland showing it's a Gene Hunt fan? #ashtag
If you're not doing BI on your data, then you should Mark Whitehorn (slightly adapted) #uktechdays
RT @exitthelemming: Remarkable pictures of the Icelandic volcano: http://tinyurl.com/y6crn46 <;-you have to look at these!
RT @jackofkent: BREAKING NEWS #SinghBCA BCA has given in – Notice of Discontinuance served: http://bit.ly/bP6nPS <;-let joy be unconfined!
RT @tarpara: http://tweetphoto.com/18499091 Why people think #powerpivot is dangerous. These ppl are dumb (cont) http://tl.gd/sfdjk
Excellent sense of theme and day's definition today from SQL 2008 R2 team #uktechdays
RT @jackofkent: Looking forward to the BCA press release. <;- *snorts*
RT @Gileskenningham More fiction from our Supreme Leader: \”I am the first PM who agreed to TV debate.\” Wrong. Major agreed but Blair ducked
Am I alone in waiting for a Jeremy Clarkson \”powwweeerrrr\” soundbite at PowerPivot at #uktechdays ?
PowerPivot is addin for Excel 2010, does *not* require SQL Server 2008 R2
\”One person's report is another's data source\” goal attained. SQL 2008 R2 #uktechdays
I know this sounds fanbois ish, but PowerPivot demo was probably best (in all respects) since Excel 3.0 launched at the Astoria #uktechday
Hey Iceland, send what you like, we still want our Icesave money back! #ashtag
Hey, #Unite & BA Cabin crew, maybe this afternoon's a good time for a strike #ashtag
[blog]: Regional emblems #uktechdays http://bit.ly/9hIS7N
@marcholmes nope, effective use of break time πŸ™‚
RT @iaindale: next to Richard Schiff. Am completely starstruck. Trying not to sound pathetically fan-like & failing.<;-so switched to Twitter
RT @PaulOckenden: One of the nicest Guy Kewney tributes I've seen: http://bit.ly/cWVnDJ <;-hear hear
@paulc_t if she's needs painkiller just repeat \”2-1 COYS\”
RT @SLSingh: Hats off to the BCA for helping raise awareness of need 4 radical #libelreform <;-comment, not assertion of fact
RT @NoMoreBeatbox: it's usually cricket that brings the UK to a halt due to ashes.
@uktechdays 'fort so, but still intrigued
[blog]: Hmmm, sysprep for SQL Server http://bit.ly/aLN85E
@marcholmes waiting for the Welsh to complain about racist stereotyping with the sheep
\”Virtualisation has changed the game\” #uktechdays , so is that \”well done, #VMware ?\”
@uktechdays is there a new version of Report Viewer for this? #uktechdays
\”Sql server may be harmful ifc swallowed\” #uktechdays
@francispledger hows the security provision to prevent inadequately validated guests d/l music?
Twitter have retargetted 3 dedicated servers from UK to US to support @dr_black 's #mw2010 campaign
@Dr_Black a) don't think the sponsorship covered crusing b) does your travel insurance ?
@RichardGiles backupmytweets will do that for you
RT @channel4news: RT @eddieizzard: I support Labour & why http://bit.ly/dfoNZs <;-& why I thought u wrong http://bit.ly/9MBxM1
@RichardGiles hmm thought it got the lot – it has for me <-oops accidental delete
RT @keithshering: RT @jemimakiss: cool! RT @WilHarris: Wow. Volcanic eruption *and* the Northern Lights. in ONE photo http://bit.ly/bYMKZv
RT @nbarnwell: I need a spare battery for my phone 😦 #uktechdays <;-or a proporta 3400mAh backup bttery(with about 12 different connectors)
@CriticalAction interesting, did. you use convertor? or use vmm to do it?
If it rains, will it be raining volcanic filtered Evian? #ashtag
@suziperry i think TGV and eurostar could be your friend…
@uktechdays q for dr keith. IP range – implies secuity concerns. and b) pls discuss WinMo connectivty for phone apps c) MS access VBA access
@uktechdays any plans to dev t-sql cmds to connect?
@uktechdays any secure luggage store facilities tomorrow at FB?
@sbisson nofly – cloud radar can't detect (no H20) so fly straight into it… and molten glass in engines, ash in cabin, early landing πŸ˜‰
@sbisson and the ash falling down. some bets are mon evening before skies open
RT @bobbyllew: server dooberry to join the wires and splooj the dongles πŸ™‚ <-your grip on tech is uncanny
@Dr_Black no it's dinner time, colonial time doesn't count if you have a British passport
@CriticalAction sounds nice, may consider…
Is Brown wearing Hotter shoes, or lifts? #leadersdebate
Who's going to be beamed back up to the Enterprise 1st? #leadersdebate
RT @filce: Saw this on a t-shirt today: 'C:\\DOS – C:\\DOS\\RUN – RUN\\DOS\\RUN' … made me laugh, anyway πŸ™‚ <-me too
@filce mind you not as funny as \”Apple Crumble and Fish\”
@iaindale next week someone needs to cut DC's tie in half with 30s to go!

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#UKTechdays – day 3

Well that was fun. 22:52, phone responds to re-ordering tabs by partially wiping. full reset, relink to Exch/MyPhone & all back except…
…the photos i took and embedded directly in OneNote Mobile. seems they are just links to DCIM folder on encrypted SD card, which for…
…capacity reasons on MyPhone are not uploaded. as the card is encrypted… …photos there but not readable. Bugger
Are devs more twitter aware than it pro's? Looks like it from #uktechdays
RT @johnkoetsier: I am starting to wonder if DMs are a complete waste of time. <;-why?
@timanderson yr VS2010 try the uktechdays hashtag – will hit quite a few devs in Fulham VUE πŸ™‚
At itpro #uktechdays, is the colour scheme for the slides a subliminal Vote Conservative message?
RT @KurtAPeterson: polishing off keynote slides for #uktechdays. trying to cut out marketing fluff – easier said than done<;–kill the fluff
Use MS Expression Web 3 Superview (free!) to compare and contrast ie6 ie8 rendering of websites #uktechdays
@Dr_Black got all iPad orders to bring back? 1 each for Bombe team, 1 each for @tnmoc, 1 for each #bpark guide. @bletchleypark 's got budget
RT @markwilsonit: Is it just me who finds it ironic that @appcompatguy isn't sure why his PowerPoint is slow πŸ˜‰ #uktechdays <;-no!!
Why did Richard Smith not deploy the \”please WAIK up\” gag for session 3? #uktechdays @uktechdays
@Dr_Black you've got to buy your own I'm afraid, budget ran out
RT @henrymacrory: LEST WE FORGET (8) Gun crime has gone up 89% in a decade #lwf <;-handgun ban worked then 😦
I be liking the \”name and approve\” option for WDS #uktechdays
@hairyhatfield i like being anonymous, like the painting, and can be baccurate descfiption at 2am problem time πŸ™‚
RT @jonhoneyball: &, dear oracle store, putting T&C's in a flash object is just plain unhelpful <;-& ??? legal if you cannot print & keep
RT @glynmoody: HTC is stewing on brewing an OS – http://bit.ly/blno7L great: exactly the wrong thing to do #htc #android <;–oops
RT @jonhoneyball: nonsense on oracle online shop – can't find where to d/l the thing i have just bought. Scream. <;-i have an avatar for that
RT @jonhoneyball: client is considering it instead of office 2010 <;-even after that experience?!
'ello all. Anyone out there got 2k3 srvr & xp boxes not liking silverlight & .NET patches refusing due to missing original temp srce dirs?
Ah, just realised with @Dr_Black & @bletchleypark at #mw2010 I'm going to wake up to a full twitter feed πŸ™‚
@Dr_Black iPads, what have i started…?
death by ppt now replaced by death by wma #uktechdays
[blog]: Not what I was taught in Biology O-Level #uktechdays http://bit.ly/aQ5j2e
[blog]: Not what I was taught in Biology O-Level #uktechdays http://bit.ly/cnftHk
#uktechdays
no emp ms UK 963
RT @markwilsonit: ..move seats @ #uktechdays to \”join in event\” but I'm geek… I like solitude πŸ˜‰ <;-& people don't want to sit next to you
Would it add to say i find creating games for the XBox a bit juvenile? πŸ™‚ #uktechdays
I think we may soon see Indiana Jones and the Fatal Exception Error #uktechdays (after hours)
@Ninaberry you got your lens back though surely?
RT @markwilsonit: Have to say that the Fulham cinema theatre is sooooooo much better than Shepherd's Bush #uktechdays <;- devs 1-0 it pros
RT @markwilsonit: Quoting @pjbryant \”When I had Lego it was just wheels\” #uktechdays <;-no I stopped when they added wheels to the blocks!
@MSSpringboard #tags (see what i did there?!) use 'em for tweetups and such and Microsoft #uktechdays
@hairyhatfield oops u meant background, not avatar :-). the st george was in an encyclopedia when i was 7 or so, & i liked the raf roundels
@hairyhatfield ps, how did you come to view it? Like you i really like it, dramatic memory from learning lots when v young
Described hotel this week as WYSIWYG. Thinks… how old do you have to be to know&remember what that was & how big a deal?
@hairyhatfield that's odd… thinking on, yes at 2am when knotty prob fixed, i do feel like that! thank you for making me realise it!
RT @markwilsonit: @pjbryant Actually, it was death by WMV πŸ˜‰ #uktechdays #pedantry <;-problem was pedestrian not pedantic twittering
RT @brit_battleaxe: Bloomin'heck – Zeberdee says come to bed…… <;–better spring to it then
RT @murkee: Peter Hain arguing that people should vote Labour for electoral reform. They advocated that in 97. #ge10 #ge97AndStillNotDoneIt
[blog]: VAT on food http://bit.ly/cNfKua
[blog]: To sleep, perchance to dream? http://bit.ly/bGRb9s
@hairyhatfield Someone @khouryt possibly, rt'd you <–cheers!
[blog]: Whilst I'm thinking of money matters http://bit.ly/900Cqk
RT @markwilsonit: @westleyl @pjbryant suggested that charge VAT on processed food <-just blogged! http://bit.ly/cNfKua

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#UKTechdays – Day 2

#uktechdays \”today is a day of Technology\”… oh i do hope so πŸ™‚
RT @brettrigby: Think the lady directing seats is using the wrong terminology for a bunch geeks: suggest trying 'defrag' #uktechdays
@jonoble restore option on sql \”leave closed for further log restores\” taken?
@jonoble if using backupexec 3 options: finish, leave ready for more log rstores and ??leave down??
BPM Maturity – now we're getting hardcore πŸ™‚ #uktechdays
RT @henrymacrory: Hmmmm. D Miliband (in Washington at taxpayers' expense) blogging about 'hitting the campaign trail for Labour' in America
@jonoble bet there's a default tick box in advanced options πŸ™‚
Office 2010 – Outlook Social Connector – IT can block unwanted Networks #uktechdays
RT @tarpara: \”People spend on average 400minutes in #Outlook, that's more than most people spend with their spouse!\” #uktechdays
Microsoft \”don't want customers to have to go & buy photo or video editing tools…\” #uktechdays (cynical to think \”…until we have 1\”?)
Can we please find another word to replace folksonomy. It's foul. #uktechdays
Microsoft claiming a lot of performance improvements in Office 2010, thus implying RTM code…
Office 2010 is \”next few days\” RTM #uktechdays
#uktechdays Shepherds Bush – Oi, who just tweaked the projector? Bring it back into focus, now!
RT @marypcbuk: but so is the concept πŸ˜‰ ontology For The Win RT another word to replace folksonomy. It's foul. <;-concept: aye, that's true
\”Insights\” replaces \”Business Intelligence\” in Sharepoint 2010. The linguist in me thinks that's a downgrade. #uktechdays
@sbisson crema catalanya for dinner. Highly rec. \”El Pintor\” http://bit.ly/dr6UOL . Los Caracoles for open kitchen exp http://bit.ly/bON1aP
you can suck and see the new sharepoint 2010 interface (and go back!) #uktechdays
BPA built into SharePoint 2010 and you can inspect/chg/add rules used #uktechdays
Now that is good. Recover Sharepoint data from unattached SQL backup #uktechdays
[blog]: Not so yummy mummies http://bit.ly/duLIst
RT @pisseddev: #uktechdays [Penny Coventry's] runthrough of SP2010 is nicely arranged and paced – yesterday's presenters could learn a lot
Nice, duration of a Project 2010 can be \”speak to Bob\”, although remembering Microsoft Bob… #uktechdays
@jonoble how's restore going ?
RT @stack72: Word of the day c#ness #uktechdays <;-just outside Gloucester
@uktechdays #uktechdays erm, can someone *please* focus the projector in Shepherds Bush
RT @mbullock: @markwilsonit Ben is ex-MS 'old skool' so he's bound to be good πŸ˜‰ <;- a) he was, b) thought i recognised him!
If the improvement in #uktechdays is linear, Friday's going to be a stonker at the winphone7 devday
That picture yesterday of Brown in front of the field just made me think \”putting Brown out to grass\”. #GE2010
Why is it you never overhear an interesting conversation?
RT @bennuk: Google are clearly making a statement in this particular ReCaptcha – http://twitpic.com/1fbcpj <;–Oh Yes – lovely!
@jonoble 😦 if you find out why…
RT @markwilsonit: OMG @pjbryant just made me blush (which is pretty tough)… <;-my work is done here
Don't forget boys and girls, other search engines are available #uktechdays
RT @DotNetWill: Bugs are just change requests with a high priority – love it #uktechdays
Approaching start of day in Seattle, still chance to announce Office 2010 RTM at #uktechdays
This is where you realise that the breaks between sessions at Tech*Ed (#TEE09 / #TEE10) are critical. Lets your mind reset. #uktechdays
@MSSpringboard #TEE10 (europe) -that'll be me.
[blog]: A really bad windows crash! http://bit.ly/cW5ls4
If you cannot surf after the 5th of May… http://j.mp/bUB0vG
@chrishalebarnes RSOD remote debug hack demo'd at wsug.co.uk fringe mtg for #uktechdays, I *think* i could repro πŸ™‚
@Dr_Black @bletchleypark will you be tweeting updates on #mw2010 at all? Appreciate you're a bit new to all this twitter mullarky. πŸ˜‰

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#UKTechdays – Day 1

I attended last week's UK TechDays in London, and spent a bit of time on twitter πŸ™‚

So I thought I'd put them up here, day at a time to act as a record of the event, and a sort of review. You'll see the frequency of tweets relates to my boredom with the event !

So, is the hashtag #uktechdays @markwilsonit ?
@markwilsonit: Or you could get an Acer 1810 which will run for 8hrs with wifi… #uktechdays & #wsug
#uktechdays Hmm, first slot is a Marketing Solutions Director, does not augur well for a *tech* day
http://twitpic.com/1f205u – #uktechdays keyword bingo – \”leverage\”
RT @channel4news: Don't forget Jon Snow will be interviewing PM later today. Fire him your q's @jonsnowC4 #ge2010 <;- *fire him* works for me
#uktechdays bingo \”elastic computing\”
@StevenCamsell yes, playing bingo now πŸ™‚
#uktechdays \”things i didn't know before\” Lancashire Constabulary is based in Lancashire
#uktechdays bingo \”tremendous uplift\”
http://twitpic.com/1f24u5 – #uktechdays keyword bingo – \”leverage\”
@uktechdays are we only going to have ppt today? Dev have already had some real stuff. Tech is not best pitched by ppt #uktechdays
http://twitpic.com/1f25he – #uktechdays keyword bingo – \”ROI\” *and* \”TCO\”
@mbullock not if a) bingo lang, b) ppt. Tech*Ed does in 75 mins, VMworld does it in 50. trouble is we're getting Mktg Motherhood & Apple Pie
@mbullock & spkrs shd remember this is tech audience, not pitch Microsoft goodthinkfullness. Seems MS has become marketing MS, not product
#uktechdays are we in a cinema because the slides are so busy they need a 40 foot screen to be legible?
RT @jupitusphillip: Latin rage. Only on Twitter… <;–QED
@uktechdays coding – haven't seen any yet – am at the virt session
@thebeebs no, not in a tech event
RT @markjo: I wanted to use a cinema as I want to hook my xbox up tonight secretly πŸ˜‰ #uktechdays <;-I'd LOL but I'm in a cinema
#uktechdays $%$# me \”demo\”
#uktechdays spoke too soon, demo was of stuff working, not *HOW* it was made to work. still mktg fluff. wish i was at vs2010 day
@channel4news Hague, although concept of \”good BK\” defeats me
Are Microsoft so self absorbed that they beleive their own marketing and just pitch themselves now?
@uktechdays #uktechdaysshepherdsbush and #uktechdaysfulhambroadway probably not good…
@markparris you bet, i was so full of hope this morning.
@markparris trouble is there are gems in there but 1 in every 20 sentences leads to zzzzzz
#uktechdays at last a gem, RDS shared session virtualisation, bet it costs more in licencing
@uktechdays go on, you're thinking about them
RT @EddLeicester: #uktechdays No free software? Disappointing 😦 <;-hope you're not expectingv win7Phone on Friday πŸ™‚
@owenblacker you can get 8 hrs from acer 1810, (wife's) is great – dual core 64 bit, 3gb, 160gb, dual touch pad, Β£500 inc 3 yrs C&R. great
@owenblacker PS no affilliation to Acer at all
RT @uktechdays: A quick look at VDI (with RemoteApp) – live demo with Matt McSpirit #uktechdays <;-most compelling thing so far, cheers Matt
#uktechdays Oi! McSpirit deceitful graph, 63 is NOT nearly 3×54, but damned lie, as you based the graph at 52. Truth is 13%, not 300%
RT @bryony_gordon: Nobody tell ryanair where I live <;-you're safe wherever you are, they'll turn up 30m away
RT @LDN: Saving 76 Dean Street – remember that fire last summer? http://bit.ly/cuGzCC (via @lucyinglis) #76DeanStreet
RT @bennuk: RT @marcholmes: Windows 3.1: The Future of Computing http://ping.fm/iLL9K // This is brilliant!
@owenblacker i was staggered used it myself for 8 hour tech day at TVP, wifi for 50%, 66% battery left
@owenblacker albeit lunch and coffee breask
RT @jon_thompson_uk: minister 4 Digital Britain thinks \”IP Address\” stands for \”Intellectual Property\”: http://tinyurl.com/y9y5ulk <;-debill2
Aroma oriental buffet, lower rates for kids under 4'7\”. Is that height or girth?
@BTCare and that's the issue – you changed policy on that and did not inform customer.
@owenblacker mind you wonder if batt life calcs in machine are straight line or right hand half of hyperbola πŸ™‚
and we're back with ppt and motherhood and apple pie, no real added value being here #uktechdays
@uktechdays we need a new hastag #ukPPTdays #fail. Other days in the week better be better
Oh FFS so you bought another company, so what, bet beforehand you'd denigrate the need it fulfills #uktechdays
@WilliamJHague bet you got someone to check the spelling of that before hitting send !
@markwilsonit on advice from AB skipping the party, will come back for last one πŸ™‚
RT @ruskin147: Labour manifesto promises \”broadband service of at least two megabytes per second by 2012\”. Techies amongst you will spot a b
@markwilsonit is that just to wind me up???!!!
am reliably informed that Wed and Thu will definitely be more tech than ppt. Tue is really Off2k10 launch-ish #ukTECHdays
@markwilsonit proporta 3400mAh batter about 30 quid and 15 tips (even iPod)
@markwilsonit informed says 80/20 in favour of tech
RT @bennuk: OK, now THIS is cool. Although by thinking that, I may well not be… Win95 on an iPad! http://bit.ly/9wCer6 (via @billgibbon)
So Microsoft Pink phones formally called Kin. Opening book on Win7Phones being called Kith.
@BParkDirector @BletchleyPark now that's going to confuse – same Avatar πŸ™‚
RT @johnkoetsier: Very nice -> Google updates Google Docs http://bit.ly/bHQ68D <;-more evidence Office 2010 RTM's tom @ #UKTechDays ?
RT @jonhoneyball: or \”another 'kin ms phone…\” <;-LOL, not good in a presentation πŸ™‚

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Hmmm, sysprep for SQL Server

2008 R2 only, obviously.
Clearly for rapid provisioning in a virtual world

Wonder how long before VMware vCentre can support it?

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Regional emblems #uktechdays

Wales: daffodil, rugby ball, sheep

Scotland: Celtic cross, welcome to Scotland road sign, kilted bagpiper

North England: Angel of the North, Millennium bridge, Durham Cathedral (or York Minster?)

London: bus, Big Ben\’s clock tower, guardsman, cricketer, Nelson\’s column

England: stonehenge

What else?

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Not what I was taught in Biology O-Level #uktechdays

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A really bad windows crash!

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UK #TechDays – I\’m ready :-)

Mrs Corylus remains at home and is unable to enjoy the delights of London this week.

It\’s a great view here from the top of the hotel. Good choice, and hopefully this high above the street, no traffic noise.

With Ibis, you know what you\’re going to get.