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Phil Winstanley - British .NET chap based in Lancashire. Enjoys tea and tech. Working for Microsoft.

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Freelance work is hard
I've been a freelance developer for under a week now - and it's really hard! Working from home changes the whole daily routeen, previously it was easy: - Wake Up Wash & Dress Go To Work Eat Lunch Go Home Eat Dinner Sleep Now it's been changed to:...
Posted: May 25 2006, 03:37 PM by Plip | with 3 comment(s)
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Where facts go to die?
Posted: May 18 2006, 09:09 PM by Plip | with no comments
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Expression CTP - Look what I picked up today
Oooh, shiny Web Designer. Apparently it will go public very soon ...?
VB.NET vs C#? Is there even an argument?
First, let me start off saying where my loyalty lies, I'm a C# guy. I've recently been doing a great deal of work in VB.NET and I wanted to share with you what my thoughts are. C# and VB.NET are identical in form and function. They can both be used to...
Lovely Blog posting here on why Americans are the best
http://shelleytherepublican.com/2006/04/linux-european-threat-to-our-computers.html ;-)
Posted: May 02 2006, 10:37 AM by Plip | with 13 comment(s)
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Is the MAC community really so stupid?
I've been reading a piece by a friend of mine about OSX security and it's potential to harbour a virus outbreak. The responses from the MAC community have left me rather shocked, some great examples here: - "I hate to sound smug, because that’s not my...
Posted: May 01 2006, 04:53 PM by Plip | with 13 comment(s)
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New Skype Phone
If you want to Skype me just callto://plipster
Posted: Apr 29 2006, 07:07 PM by Plip | with no comments
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Technology Soap Opera Podcast
This is dire. http://www.arbornetworks.com/podcast.php I just had to share it, I'm not sure if it's a joke ...
Posted: Apr 26 2006, 06:34 PM by Plip | with 14 comment(s)
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Day 1 as a Freelance Developer - Database Design - Phew!
I've spent all today with new colleagues and two other MVP's at a company where I'm doing some contract work. My head is a little battered now as we've spent most of the day discussing database design for a retrofit of some existing systems. I find database...
Posted: Apr 20 2006, 09:53 PM by Plip | with 3 comment(s)
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Reboot in Copenhagen
Tonight Dave Verwer was telling me about a really cool conference held in Conpenhagen, I can't make it this year because I'm at a UK Community Leaders Day in Reading, however I'd love to go and plan to be there the next time! Reboot has no agenda and...
Posted: Apr 19 2006, 11:32 PM by Plip | with no comments
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