Wednesday WIN (2014-Jul-23)

Doger get the win!

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #172 – #TrollDJ (Stages 11 to 15)

TrollDJ #TrollDJ is the Twitter hash tag being used to comment on the music being played as the the SBS Tour de France coverage returns after an add break. There is a fair discussion regarding what the song is (thanks to Shazam this is not too difficult to confirm) and the relevance to the montage footage that the music has played over.
As we come out of the second rest day for this year’s tour we will look at some of the Troll’s work from STAGE 11 to 15. You can also check out the inconclusive list for the rest of the tunes used by the Troll.

And now for some music …
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** August Challenge – Literary Fiction **

The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the August Challenge – Literary Fiction AND clean out your TBR!;

August is the month for us to delve into some Literary Fiction…PLUS lower your TBR lists dramatically!
So choose at least one Literary Fiction novel and add it to as many from that H.U.G.E. TBR shelf – challenge yourself to beat your best:)


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iTunes Not Responding

Problem: iTunes not Responding after auto update (Windows 7 64 bit).

Symptom: iTunes is sitting with a spinning blue cursor at the podcast list view, cannot use or quit application.

Fixed by:
1.) Find iTunes.exe in Windows Task manager and end the process
(Interesting side plot, even having used the 64 bit installer, iTunes.exe is still shown as *32 in Windows Task Manager.)
2.) Go and grab the 64bit installer from
3.) Uninstall then re-install using the 64bit installer
4.) Restart
5.) Takes a bit of time to run back through the library, but it did fix the problem

A quick search on this problem shows that a lot of people have been impacted by this update with the same symptoms, looks like another faulty release :(

Updated 2014-07-22 – only a partial fix, the delay when re cataloging when iTunes is restarted is painful. This appears to be a much bigger problem with this build.

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This weeks links (2014-07-21)

In brief:

* Commonwealth Games TV guide (2014-Jul-23) [New Daily]

* Teachers sue over leased laptops (2014-Jul-21) [The Age]
… “The Victorian teachers who received the notebook packages had no practical alternative but to do so in order to have the tools necessary to perform their duties,” the union says in its statement of claim. It says Victorian teachers have suffered “loss and damage” because the deductions mean they have not been paid their full salaries. …

* Single track, steep hills and wet feet led to big smiles: Long Course Salomon Trail Running Series 2014, Race 2 Summary (2014-Jul-21) [Rapid Ascent]


* The Week in Bike #28 – 19 July 2014

Some reading/listening:

* Longlist 2014 announced (2014-Jul-24) [The Man Booker Prizes]

Something from Bandcamp:
Gita Pon Yeik by Su Wai

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Wednesday WIN (2014-Jul-16)

How the Race Was Won : TDF 2014 : Stages 1-4

How the Race Was Won : TDF 2014 : Stage 5

How the Race Was Won : TDF 2014 : Stages 6-10

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