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Remote Conferencing

Remote Conferencing

The “crisis” has made me review my remote communication tools, I started with Hangouts, but need to check them all; here are my notes on the others. I look at Skype, IRC, ICQ, Jabber, Teams, Netflix, Zoom and Voice only! 

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First thoughts on coronavirus in the UK

First thoughts on coronavirus in the UK

To deal with the coronavirus crisis, the Govt. wants more powers and it wants them for a long time. I wonder why because they don’t seem to be making any decisions and they pretty much have the powers they need. They have a page on Gov.UK describing what they think they need, and Big Brother Watch have published their take on it. We should consider their failure to offer security to those in work who may lose their jobs, fall sick or have to stop work to look after children or elderly relatives. This will also highlight the appallingly low levels of statutory sick pay and redundancy payments, not to mention the 2 year employment longevity requirement for redundancy payments. No-one is talking about those living on savings who will be hurt by the reduction in the BoE interest rate to 0.1%, by the collapse in the stock market (the FTSE 250 is down by over 40% in the month), and even their business support programme is based on loans and not grants.

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The mooning emoticon

The mooning emoticon

I was always disappointed when Microsoft removed some of the emoji’s from the skype set, I particularly liked the smoking, lalala and mooning icons, here is the mooning icon.

mooning

I might look for the other two another time.

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Configuring W10

Configuring W10

Another set of notes on my Microsoft SME network project, this time on the LGPO, the Policy Editor; my first set of links relate to logon/logoff scripts and hopefully scripting configuration changes. Here are my notes. …

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Trotsky on Britain

Trotsky on Britain

While doing politics over the last 4 years I have come across good people influenced by the writings of Leon Trotsky. Furthermore, once again we, the Labour Left need to have another think about our political practice. Here’s some of what Trotsky said about Great Britian. …

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IR 35

IR 35

They’re changing the rules on IR35. They seem to have forgotten that probably its first goal was to indemnify the top of the chain from tax malfeasance; it was only a second goal to shag the horny handed sons of toil in the IT industry. A few notes …