This week it seems that Microsoft have been caught bribing people to vote for their broken so called OOXML standard.
I don't care what Microsoft does or does not do with their rubbishy code and sloppy file formats. It's nice that they have opened up a bit, but their so called OOXML standard is virtually unusable drivel, encumbered by patents and riddled with secret undescribed black boxes, making useless to anyone other than Microsoft.
At home I don't run a wireless network. My computers all live within a few metres of my ADSL router and are all connected by high speed wires. This week I got a "Wife Friendly" networking solution that isn't the traditional wireless solution, I bought a pair of Devolo HomePlug AV, Ethernet over the domestic mains units. I can now access my network from anywhere in the house without having to mess with a silly WiFi solution!
At the weekend we picked some strawberries from a local PYO farm. This year has seen a very sizable crop but the damp weather has put people off picking it, so there were tonnes left when we went. A friend also gave us a few kilos of rhubarb.
Yesterday, on my day off, I cooked the strawberries and rhubarb (about 1:1 by weight) with a sprinkle of sugar and some vanilla. I then made an "Eve's" pudding with the fruit stew. It's very good. I've decided that strawberries taste much better this way - served cold with cream they are so boring.