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My newest W10 build, now W11

My newest W10 build, now W11

This was originally written when I first got a new laptop, a 14″ ACER; it’s a bit smaller than the last one, its CPU is about 4 times more powerful and it only took me a couple of hours to get going.  I got fed up with the recurring BSOD and “reset the PC” in Sept 21. This didn’t work and so I got a new system, which is my 3rd with W10. Here are my notes. …

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NWN2 and W10 (2020)

NWN2 and W10 (2020)

I have a new windows laptop and need to bring my NWN2 game forward from the old machine; both are windows 10, although the new one is 64 bit. I wanted to economise the build’s storage space this time and had to overcome what looks like a 32/64 bit pragma problem; here is what I did.

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Superproject resurrection

Superproject resurrection

I have a set of CA-Superproject’s installation disks and it has been an ambition of mine to see if I can run it on a modern Laptop. My edition failed to run on Windows XP and when I read about W98 and Virtual Box, I decided to see if I could install SPJ on modern desktop platform. I liked SPJ for a couple of reasons, it’s much better than MS Project, it deals with time and money and it has a PERT view which I used to prefer for project planning because it aligns with product based planning in a way that Gnatt charts don’t. Here are my notes …

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Millberget Chairs

Millberget Chairs

I got myself a new office chair, I have been without for several months. I got a Millberget from Ikea; the price seems OK but delivery which of course has to be done at the moment is not cheap. I doubt they have reduced the price of deliveries to support us all during lockdown.

The instruction manual for its assembly is online at manuall.co.uk.

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Memories of the Family

Yesterday, 8 May 2020 was the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, yet it’s only today that I consider what my family did during the War. My Dad was a Civil Servant and then volunteered to join the RAF and served as part of Bomber Command; he was in India on VE Day (I think?). My Mum was a Civil Servant, sufficiently senior to be in a reserved occupation, her thanks was to be fired when she married my Dad. Her sister was a driver in the ATS, and if the personal is political, a radical feminist, although the words now mean something else. My Mum had two brothers, one, a fighter pilot who died in the Battle of Britain, the other, a merchant seaman, who survived.

This isn’t really a wiki article, I’ll probably repeat it on the blog; I wanted to make it loop but couldn’t find the runes. Eventually, I just repeated the slides, just the once, so they display in a single loop. I have documented my findings on youtube embedding elsewhere on this wiki.

It was meant to be simpler than making a slide show carousel.

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WordPress Tags, maintenance

WordPress Tags, maintenance

I have some notes on the wordpress schema; I am trying to tidy up my tag list on my blog, there’s a shed load of tags which only have one entry in the database, there are some spelling mistakes and some inconsistency in the use of spaces and plurals. But I might leave those with only one use on the blog/wiki for the search engines. There are 56 which have become orphans.  I have documented the image credit at the bottom of the article. Here are my notes … 

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Labour and that leak

Labour and that leak

An internal document made by Labour Party officials designed to be evidence to the EHRC investigation was leaked. It was reported on by the Guardian who finish this article with an on the one hand .. pair of quotes. The Labour Party set up an investigation into the circumstances, its terms of reference (TOR) was reported in Labour List and I have made a mirror of the text.  I have bookmarked, on diigo, a number of other articles from different sources.

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Corruption

Corruption

Sadly I have been looking to see what’s being said about Corruption and Anti-Corruption. Here are my links and notes. I have some links on management strategy, and some specifically on action plans inc. current advice from the MoJ. Interestingly, to me, the action plans share many ideas from risk management practices and IT Security controls that I have been working with for many years. In Apr 2021, I added some links on Transparency International’s Corruptions Perception Index. …

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Labour Market, 1945-55

Labour Market, 1945-55

Various things have led me to consider the post-war “return to normality”. It started with the ideological establishment of the cold war, and the portrayal of the Soviet Union as new enemy against the experience of much of the demobilising military. I consider the recommencement of strikes, the re-establishment of deference, like Lee, the establishment  of Churchill’s reputation as a war hero and the relocation of women back in the home rather than the factory. Here are some notes. …

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NWN2 important buttons

NWN2 important buttons

I have written about hacking NWN2 in a couple of places on this wiki. This note gathers them together and documents quick save and print screen, and now the following controls. Enjoy!

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Virtual Offices, for an occasional user

Virtual Offices, for an occasional user

I have been thinking about how to get time and space in an office in the city & the west end; most providers are interested in very high option prices i.e. they expect a high usage of desk space. This isn’t what I need but here are my notes …