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Turns out Macs are okay

Thumbs up for Mac

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a Mac convert. I used to think they were terrible, but I've been using one at work for over a year now, and I've changed my mind. Here's why.

Pay attention at the back, Microsoft.

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Brexit: what happens next?

MPs in the House of Commons.

Following the defeat of the vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday and the vote tonight against a 'no deal' situation, the entire EU exit situation seems uncertain. Our political experts weigh in on this complex topic to answer the question: what happens next?

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Anything on Google Maps can be reviewed

Some Angry birds soft toys crammed into a drawer. Photo credit: Kazuya (Kaz) Yokoyama on Visualhunt

Sometimes I don't need to think of an interesting idea for a blog post and spend time grappling with language and spelling and clearly conveying my point. Sometimes I can just find stuff and put it up.

Like today. I'm not sure I knew this before now, but everything on Google Maps can be reviewed. Here are some I've come across recently. I present them unedited for your consideration.

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Things that happened today - printers

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In which I mostly complain about printers.

Is it just me, or is all printer software terrible? I've only owned a few printers, but I've used dozens more, and I can't remember ever encountering one bit of printer software that was easy to use. It feels like one of those things that no one can be bothered to do right, like DVD drives that should open when you press the eject button and not ten seconds later.

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An open letter to car hire companies

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Dear car hire companies,

It's 6am. I've been awake since 3am, but somehow in that time I've been on a plane for four hours. It was crowded and hot. I didn't sleep at all. I'm tired, I'm in a different time zone, I'm confused and more than a little frustrated. All I want to do is pick up my hire car and go. I just have one question.

Why is this taking so long?

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