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Update to Where’s My Graphic Equalizer in Windows Media Player – now covers Windows 8

Have you wondered where the graphics equaliser in the Windows 8 version of Windows Media Player has moved?  It’s certainly not on the menu option you’d think it is …. well, I’ve updated my Windows 7 post to include Windows 8, it’s over here

Posted On Monday, November 11, 2013 8:06 PM

Upgrading Windows 8 boot to VHD to Windows 8.1–Step by step guide
UPDATE : I believe (I have not tested this scenario yet) you can use your existing Windows 8 partition to create a recovery USB drive that can be used to do the repair without the ISO, see and here is how to mount that USB as a drive for Hyper-V to see, Boot to VHD – dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8 became easy When Windows 8 arrived, ......

Posted On Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:56 AM

DDD East Anglia Cambridge, 29th June 2013 – a review
Cambridge This one day conference was held on Saturday, 29th June, in The Hauser Forum on the Cambridge Science Park, to the west of the city. It was a fantastic venue, with three seminar rooms, a spacious atrium for enjoying lunch and coffee breaks, and a balcony in the sunshine overlooking some ponds and farmer's fields. Cambridge was very easy for me to get to from London, and is a rather attractive city, with the only downside being the clash with graduation weekend which meant the hotel rooms ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 6:36 PM

MSDN Magazine on your Kindle
Here in the UK we recently had a long weekend due to a public holiday. So what better time to sit back in a comfy chair with the laptop and read the latest MSDN Magazine online? Unless you have children, of course, keeping them trapped in the house for three whole days would be a nightmare. So that means heading out and about on buses, trains and heading off to the Isleworth Spring Fayre. Now you can read the MSDN Magazine web site on a smartphone but on a 9cm screen it’s not ideal, and I don’t really ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7:54 PM

Why I cancelled my Spotify Premium subscription - the tale of an atypical music consumer
Disclaimer Firstly, I must come clean, I work for a digital music company which is involved in digital music streaming and downloads. In no way are the views expressed are the views of the company for which I work. They are merely the subjective views of an atypical music consumer. I say atypical because despite being over 40, I seek out new bands on the radio, using listen again on 6Music and BBC Introducing programmes, such as Christian Carlisle’s excellent BBC Sheffield programme. I make an effort ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:21 PM

A visit to #MEATEASY – the temporary home of The Meat Wagon
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Posted On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:32 PM

DDD9 - voting now open for the UK's premier community event
If you are interested in software development including a heap of great open source frameworks, then get over to the DDD9 web site and vote for some sessions for the next DDD conference. It will take place at Microsoft's UK headquarters in Reading on 29th January 2011. http://developerdeveloperde... I've proposed a session on the new Async CTP announced at PDC, but there's loads more interesting stuff such as Ruby, CQRS and jQuery Mobile, so get your votes in now ......

Posted On Monday, December 6, 2010 8:47 PM

Commercial Software Development – presentation slide decks for DDD Dublin
A bit early this post, as I haven't talked yet, but allows me to use the fast WiFi to upload the presentations in advance and make sure they are there after my talk. I've created a low bandwidth version of the presentation with less graphics and animated slides as separate pages, available as a PDF (or PDF in a ZIP file), ......

Posted On Friday, October 8, 2010 10:09 PM

Virtualisation for developers - presentation from VBUG London (16 September 2010)
Thanks to VBUG London for hosting my penultimate Virtualisation for Developers talk (the last one is at NxtGen Hereford in October). It was a real whirlwind tour of VirtualPC, VirtualBox, VMWare Player, Workstation, ESXi and Hyper-V Server. Sorry, Citrix, you were mentioned but didn't get in. I've uploaded the slidedeck as both PowerPoint and a PDF with the speaker notes (where all the good stuff is). Virtualisation for Developers PDF (ZIP'd) Virtualisation for Developers PowerPoint (ZIP'd) I'm down ......

Posted On Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:37 PM

Next generation Three MiFi unit - call for questions to put to Three
I've been invited to a preview of the next generation Three mobile Mi-Fi unit in their London offices this week. If you've got feedback on the current MiFi unit; niggles, wish list items or general feedback, or you've got any questions about what the next generation MiFi unit might be, drop me an e-mail or post a comment with your question on this blog. I'll be taking any questions from my blog or my twitter account @westleyl to Three, and if I get an answer I can publish, I'll add to this blog post ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:54 AM

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