SMWS 2014 Christmas Countdown List

The Christmas Countdown list was huge.

44 whiskies, and I didn't manage all of them I'm afraid. I started at the lighter end, but there's only so much a man can drink! I managed 21 of the whiskies before the next outturn arrived, and I switched my focus.

There were some very good whiskies on this list - two great grains, a superb Glen Scotia, a decent Glen Grant, a memorable Strathmill - the membership was spoilt for choice!

Wasted Neurons Wednesday - The Architecture of MS-DOS

I have a lot of neurons wasted on MS-DOS. Probably more than for any other technology I've ever worked with.

Which is a bit ironic, as most people would say that the entire problem with MS-DOS is that there's so little of it...

And I'll admit that I would agree MS-DOS has an architecture in the same way that a bivouac has - there's the beginnings of something there, but it's not exactly going to fill a textbook.

Wasted Neurons Wednesday

Wasted Neurons Wednesday is an occasional column that covers dead technologies that I still waste neurons knowing about.

I stick to the IBM PC Compatible world, because otherwise there's no real comparison with modern machines. These are the ghosts in the closet of the modern computer.

About my phone(s)...

A long time ago, I reviewed my last Nokia phone. I concluded that it was good, and I'd miss it.

I moved on to an Android phone - a HTC Desire Z. I had that for eighteen months, and was very happy with it. And I meant to review it when I finished with it, but didn't get around to it because there was something nagging at my mind about just how I'd review it. There were a lot of thoughts to distill down, and I somehow couldn't find the right way to review it.

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