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Annoying Azure capacity problems in UK West region

I have a test setup of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and was experimenting with adding an additional VM. At least, I tried to. My WVD virtual network is in the UK West region. And when I try to create a VM I get the message: Your subscription doesn’t support virtual machine creation in UK West. … Continue reading Annoying Azure capacity problems in UK West region

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Five facts about Rust

Rust is a programming language aimed at system programming – for which high performance and low-level system access is essential – but with safety features that make it harder to write dangerous or insecure code (though it is still possible). Since all programmers value both speed and stability, Rust is being used for tasks other … Continue reading Five facts about Rust


Mad but great: Sony Walkman 2019 NW-A105

Who would want an expensive dedicated mobile music player in 2019, when any mobile phone is capable of excellent sound quality, more likely streamed from Spotify or Apple Music than played directly from music files on the device? It is a bit crazy; but Sony is still out there promoting high resolution audio and believes … Continue reading Mad but great: Sony Walkman 2019 NW-A105


The problem with price comparison sites

A piece in the weekend Guardian by its excellent personal finance correspondent Patrick Collinson includes, almost as an aside, an explanation of why price comparison sites are bad news for some customers. Collinson’s report concerns a man who discovered that his elderly parents-in-law were being asked for £579.08 for home insurance from the Halifax. He … Continue reading The problem with price comparison sites


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