Monthly Archives: May 2008

Sleepless in Sheffield (Seattle it ain’t!)

This is one of the more depressing parts of my job – this afternoon I travelled up to Sheffield and am here until Tuesday helping one of the UK’s biggest banks perform an IT infrastructure upgrade over the weekend. It’s a … Continue reading

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The Apprentice (Atishu!)

I thought "The Apprentice" last night was cracking! This was the one where the the two teams had to come up with a brand name for a box of tissues, come up with a design and then produce a TV … Continue reading

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Fixing “hgfs service failed to start” error in VMware

If you are installing VMware tools in a Windows VM on VMware Server and you get an error in the eventlog similar to the following after a reboot: The hgfs service failed to start due to the following error: The … Continue reading

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Car cleaning products

It’s been a long time since I last had a black car – early 90’s in fact when I had my black Golf GLi Convertible with wide wheels and body kit. I’d forgotton just how hard they are to keep … Continue reading

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Pension and ISA news

Just a note to myself really so I can keep track of what’s going on with my pension and ISA. I finally went with Scottish Equitable in the end. I’d previously mentioned about an IFA who was going to charge … Continue reading

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Driving the Z

Spent the afternoon at a friends house watching the FA Cup final – well done Pompey! I lived there for 6 years so I like to see them do well.   So I managed to get 3/4 of the way … Continue reading

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Picked up my 350Z yesterday

I picked up my brand new 2008 350Z Roadster yesterday. I was so excited!   I’ve been going through all the manuals and bits and pieces but not had a chance to get the roof down yet, the weather’s been … Continue reading

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