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BP And Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership To Drive Digital Energy Innovation And Advance Net Zero Goals

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Authority.

This is the introductory paragraph.

The companies intend to work together to develop new technology innovations and digital solutions to help meet their sustainability aims, including reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

I find this an interesting and possibly very important partnership.

It is an article that is well worth a read.

Conclusion

Strategic partnerships like this might be one of the moves, that will improve the world.

 

 

September 17, 2020 Posted by | Business, Computing, World | , , | Leave a comment

Google Going “Carbon Free” By 2030

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Houston Chronicle.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Tech giant Google is committing to using no form of energy that emits carbon dioxide by the end of this decade, ramping up its commitment to fighting climate change.

This looks like a good thing to me, as all those servers use a lot of electricity.

There have also been similar pledges from Microsoft and Apple.

September 15, 2020 Posted by | Computing, Energy | , , , | Leave a comment

I Apologise For The Quality Of My Latest Posts

Since swapping to a Microsoft Surface Studio Pro 2 and Windows 10, the quality of my posts has got worse.

This is because they seem to be incompatible with WordPress.

It annoys me terribly, as I was brought up in a letterpress print works, where nothing less than perfect pages were tolerated.

I suspect I need to return to Windows 7!

I have improved them by reediting them in Windows 7 on my old laptop.

I certainly couldn’t recommend a Microsoft Surface Pro and Windows 10 to a blogger, who uses WordPress.

 

March 14, 2020 Posted by | Computing | , , , , | 3 Comments

PC Sales On The Up!

It has just been said on BBC Radio 5’s Wakr Up To Money, that PC sales are on the up and this is boosting Microsoft’s revenues.

So I sent them this message.

The new all-in-one PCs are tempting me to replace my aging laptop.

It was read out.

My PC will have a 27 inch screen and a wireless keyboard and mouse. It will fit my oval dining rom table perfectly.

The only thing more I need, is a bigger screen.

In 2010, I wrote this post called The Communication Wall.

We’re getting there!

July 18, 2019 Posted by | Computing | , , | 2 Comments

I Have Just Been Microsofted!

I run Office 365 and today it updated itself.

Now nothing in the suite works.

I don’t like automatic updates, as they have this power to drop you deep in it.

I usually only upate software, when there is a problem!

 

December 14, 2018 Posted by | Computing | | 3 Comments

If Microsoft Built Cars…

There are loads of jokes that start like this and you can find pages on the Internet  like this.

But what if Microsoft built planes?

This article on the BBC shows the result.

The plan is to use the Stratolaunch plsne to launch satellites. More is here on Wikipedia.

The idea is not new, The North American X-15 of the 1950s, was a space plane that was launched from under the wing of a B-52 Stratofortress.

Wikipedia says this about the flights of the X-15

During the X-15 program, 13 flights by eight pilots met the Air Force spaceflight criterion by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles (80 km), thus qualifying these pilots as being astronauts.

Not bad for an conventional rocket-powered aeroplane built over half a century ago!

June 2, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

Let’s Have Some Rules For Software!

I am in the process of moving my contacts and e-mails from a Windows Vista computer with Outlook 2007 to another with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010, as the first computer has a disc fault, that means you can’t use Outlook.  I can’t even copy or zip the Outlook file, which I suspect means it’s seriously fucked.

I have backups of everything I need from perhaps thirty days ago. But of course you then have the problem of transferring the data from one format to the other.

My preferred solution would have been just to buy a new Windows Vista computer with Outlook 2007, but of course that’s not possible, even if I don’t need support.

So I’m stuck in the process of transferring data from one data format to the other.

I would assume the transfer system was designed by an idiot who was as cruel as Stalin or Hitler, with the intelligence of the Prince Regent as portrayed in Blackadder. Dl Microsoft sub-contract their program design to Boko Horam or ISIS.

Surely, if you want to transfer data from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010, it should be just a matter of opening the file in the new program and then letting the program do all the work!

It’s been similar with transferring from my Galaxy S4 to S5, where things are all different and some features don’t even exist.

I suppose computer companies don’t see us as consumers who know what we want, but idiots to be ripped-off.

 

June 16, 2014 Posted by | Computing | , , , | Leave a comment

Microsoft Outlook Is Full Of Bugs

I would be annoyed with myself, if I’d written software with as many bugs as Microsoft Outlook.

What is driving me hairless at the moment is trying to send the e-mail address, telephone numbers and physical address of a sick friend, to those in my address book who know him. I’m using a vcf format Business Card.

Unfortunately, since I first sent his address by this method a couple of years ago, the entry has changed, as my friend has moved.

But Outlook persists in sending the old details.  Do I have to delete the entry and reenter everything?

That to me is a triple-X rated bug.

November 29, 2013 Posted by | Computing | , | Leave a comment

An Interesting Slant On Apple

I found this article on the BBC web site. I like this interesting snippet.

This is what happens when a company is too cheap to invest in research and development. Did you know that Apple spends far less on R&D than any of its rivals – a paltry 2% of revenues, versus 14% for Google and Microsoft?

I’ve run R&D and you must spend to keep ahead of the game. Perhaps, Apple are too interested in making money?

But mugs will still queue up for the iPhone5.  I won’t!

September 12, 2012 Posted by | Computing, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Canoe Slalom At The Lee Valley – Video

I made up this video to give a view of what it is like at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.

It should be up later today. The trouble with video, is I can only make it on my old computer.  And guess what M$ have upsexed the video maker, to make it more difficult to use. I want my old one back. When something works well don’t mess about with it!

August 1, 2012 Posted by | Computing, Sport | , , , | Leave a comment