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Chelmsford winter beer festival 2016

The dates have been set for the Chelmsford winter beer festival 2016. It starts at 12pm on Wednesday 17th of February and finishes at 11pm on Saturday 20th February. The same as last year, the event will be held at King Edward VI Grammar School, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3SX.

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Shy Roomba!

My Roomba 560 seemed shy as it was backed into a corner with a dead battery every time I came home. So, as I had done many times before, I cleaned all the LED sensors under the bumper and fitted a new battery. No change. I eventually found this site about the nine beep dance of death. Ah, more dust in the sensors, I thought. Testing showed the faulty right bumper switch. Taking it apart I was pleasantly surprised by the use of optical rather than mechanical switches. Still, dust could still be a problem.

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Chelmsford summer beer festival 2015

It is now time to start preparing for the Chelmsford summer beer and cider festival 2015. It starts earlier this year at 12pm (noon) on Tuesday 7th of July and finishes at 11pm on Saturday 11th July. Just as last year, the event will be held at ​Admirals Park, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2LY.

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'ACID' compliant NoSQL document database

Following on from FoundationDB's graph store, they are now proposing a document store.  Again, there is emphasis on 'ACID' compliance.  So, unlike most other newcomers to the database scene, their database will support the protections familar to RDBMS database administrators.  The database should be protected from interference and corruption, and benefit from protection of saved transactions.

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Judge Rinder

Judge Robert Rinder is a criminal barrister. He has a new day time TV show called Judge Rinder on ITV1 HD. This appears to be a British version of the famous Judge Judy. For those people only familiar with Judge Judy, here are some translations. JR: I can smell a fart in a lift = JJ: I'm a truth machine. JR: Porky pies = JJ: Baloney. Curiously the programme finishes by playing the Babylon 5 theme tune.

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Hibernation complete fix after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Lots of issues with Gnome after upgrading Ubuntu GNU/Linux from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. The fix for most issues is to first login with the Ubuntu (Unity) session before choosing another session.

Anyway, hibernation ceases to be available after the upgrade.

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Chelmsford summer beer festival 2014

It is now time to start preparing for the Chelmsford summer beer and cider festival 2014. It starts at 12pm (noon) on Tuesday 15th of July and finishes at 11pm on Saturday 19th July. Just as last year, the event will be held at ​Admirals Park, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2LY.

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