Category Archives: Wine

Once in-a-lifetime Bordeaux wine Tasting: This time we made it!

Last year we had this once-in-a-lifetime wine tasting scheduled: but it did not happen. (see the ones that got away) This year we finally got our various acts together and had a terrific evening! The Wines The line-up was fantastic: … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Wine Tasting: the ones that got away

Saturday evening (after I got back from Seattle: the Microsoft MVP Summit ) there was a major Bordeaux wine tasting event planned. My ex-neighbour Joe had initiated this, explaining that he had this bottle of Haut Brion that needed drinking. … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir Tasting: Old World 95 to 2004 versus New World 2006 to 2008

Some of you will know that I am a bit of a fanatic about Pinot Noir. Once you get hooked by the (often expensive) wine made from this grape everything else seems slightly second-best. Once or twice a year a … Continue reading

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Multi-threaded UDFs – Technology, Locking, Race conditions and Deadlocks

One of the major disadvantages of VBA (and VB6) UDFs is that they cannot be multi-threaded. And since everyone now has PCs with multiple cores and Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 (well except for my better half Jane who is … Continue reading

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