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Dreamers’ Circus

Dreamers’ Circus is a Danish folk/indie band who have been around since 2009, but I have only just discovered them. Here is an example of their work, featuring the clog fiddle: “About the clog-fiddle: You take an old clog shoe, … Continue reading

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Microsoft blocking VBA in downloaded files (or do they?)

Microsoft announced earlier this year that they would be automatically blocking macros in downloaded Office files (as a security measure), then recently they said they wouldn’t, then yesterday they said they would, but not right now. For more details, plus … Continue reading

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Two new old live recordings

Two recordings of live concerts recently found on You Tube: Sandy Denny singing Blackwaterside (BBC In Concert – Paris Theatre 16/3/72) : The Pentangle, three songs recorded in Australia in August 1972:

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Installing PyPardiso and speed of Scipy spsolve

I recently upgraded to Python 3.10, and because of some problems with my previous installation I decided to do a complete new installation using pip, which required installation of all the libraries needed for my various programs. For my linear … Continue reading

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Removing Add-ins

Recently I had problems with an Excel Add-in that was still trying to run, and generating error messages, even after being removed from the add-in list and uninstalled. After much searching and trying suggested methods that didn’t work, I finally … Continue reading

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