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View Article  compliments
I think i got one of the best compliments from a work colleague I could get on Friday, it came after a email discussion about were to go drinking that night.He said to go to the Intrepid Fox (which has now closed down)  When I popped this fact out he said "I work in Camden now Kev, though granted your job does require an up to date knowledge of the Soho drinking scene"

It does doesn't it thats when I realised I probably do have one of the best jobs in the world, bang in to the middle of Soho, working with some of the best minds in Television and Film. Helping people make everything for Adverts to the next Oscar winner. What could I want more?

View Article  BBC and Microsoft join farces, sorry i mean forces
BBC director general Mark Thompson and Microsoft's Bill Gates have signed an agreement to work on exploring opportunities for the delivery and consumption of BBC content.

The plans include an online archive, and radically overhauled website and other ways to share online content in the future.

Thompson said the BBC needed to forge strategic partnerships with technology companies for the benefit of licence payers. Highfield added that Microsoft was a key supplier to the BBC and that it was a gateway to audiences through web services such as MSN and Windows Live Messenger and hardware such as Xbox and Windows Media Center.

He added: "The BBC needs to work with all players in this space to make sure our content is enjoyed by the widest possible audience, without them having to come to to find it."

Areas of potential collaboration include search and navigation, distribution and content enablement. Any actual procurements of new technology or launch of new services by the BBC would be subject to regulatory approval.


But as a license payer does that mean I'm paying for everyone to see it around the world, where is the added value for me?

View Article  Lesson One
Well i'm just back from my first ever Driving Lesson, eeeeekkkk.
Oh what fun it can be moving a big metal box around with your hands and feet.Crazy as it may seem I think I'm quite good at it. We did some left turns and right turns as well as lots of pulling away and stopping. Next week lesson 2
View Article  Thank god for that. Ricky Gervais shuts his mouth for once
Ricky Gervais is to quit producing podcasts joking he had to "knock it on the head before everyone hates us. I was trying something out. I wanted to see if I could cut out the middle man and make podcasting a commercial concern."
Sorry Ricky everyone hates you already...stopping podcast isn't going to change that.

View Article  Microsoft's Zune will not play protected Windows Media Audio
EFF says Microsoft's Zune will not play protected Windows Media Audio and Video purchased or "rented" from Napster 2.0, Rhapsody, Yahoo! Unlimited, Movielink, Cinemanow, or any other online media service.

 It seems that all of the 'PlaysforSure' media that has been sold and is currently being sold will not play on the Zune. In addition, Microsoft has now advocated violating the DMCA in order to transfer files to the player. Microsoft Zune architect J Allard was quoted as saying there's 'Lots of DVD ripping software out there that encodes to those formats, so the most popular formats out there, whether it's MPEG-4 or H.264, we'll support those.'"

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View Article  another Beau Bo D'or Classic

Conservative Party New Logo
View Article  Fancy a XBOX 360 portable.

Ben Heckendorn has re-configured his console into a laptop form-factor. With a resolution of 1,280 x 720, it's HD ready. Portable XBOX 360.


View Article  BT launches YouTube service with a podcast twist
BT has unveiled plans to launch a podcasting site. It has teamed up with the Podshow Network. UK version ...   more »
View Article  Save the Intrepid Fox

The Intrepid Fox has existed since 1784, and in recent years it has been one of the remaining havens for fans of the goth and alternative culture of London.(other than The SHIP on the same street) The owning brewery has recently sold the property to developers, who wish to turn it into flats. The Intrepid Fox is due to close on September 11th 2006.

While the news has been released at very short notice (no doubt to the advantage of the sellers and buyers, if not the management and punters), I believe that it is still worthwhile lodging a complaint with relevant parties. It may not make a difference, it may be too late, but the Fox is one of the last bastions (particularly in central London) of the alternative/gothic culture and well worth stating a desire to protect. (even if the toilets are sometime very smelly)

The petition is below also a number of other ways to help are on the Save the Fox Website
Save The Intrepid Fox Petition

There is more information and further contact details at
Evening Standard. To read it, visit

View Article  Mitsubishi announces 1920x1080 projectors for home-use
Can I have one for christmas.... hc5000

with a price of  below £2000

View Article  You know how much I love banging on about SOCPA
Well last thursday the was a Mass Lone Protest The police presence was minimal (three coppers stood in the shade of a tree about a hundred yards away). The highlight was a live TV broadcast by BBC London allowed the 120 people there to reach a much larger audience than just the tourists gawping from the open-top buses. (Watch the broadcast here.I take great relish in pointing out the undemocratic idiocy of SOCPA. The video's also worth watching to see Mark Thomas take Tory London Assembly member Brian Coleman to pieces. Coleman protested against the protests. Without police permission.)  Arrest that man, officer.

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View Article  Tuner not found in Media Centre 2005

Last night I got Tuner Not Found error messages when trying to view and TV in Media Center 2005. This was after installing and windows express update. I looked at the update and it had installed .Net 2.0 for some reason it had turned off some services and now wouldn't restart them without an error message I used the following steps to fix these services, and once I did this, live TV started working again in Media Center 2005 with Update Rollup 2.  

  1. Click on the Start menu, choose Run and type cmd, cut and paste each line and hit return after each line.
regsvr32.exe atl.dll
%windir%\ehome\ehrecvr.exe /unregServer
%windir%\ehome\ehsched.exe /unregServer
%windir%\ehome\ehrecvr.exe /service
%windir%\ehome\ehsched.exe /service