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It’s time for our final show of 2023, this week we look back at our tech highs and lows of the year and talk about our favoirte tech purchases large and small.

We also talk about what we expect to be talking about in 2024 as Richard joins us for the final time.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231220_929.mp3
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We have a very special show for you this week! Dave Robertson has created the most amazing Christmas light display at his home using over 11,000 lights, controlled by devices including a Raspberry Pi, all synchronized to music.

It's a brilliant display, and it's all for a very good cause. Dave is going to explain to us how long he has been working on it (spoiler: a long time!), how he created the light mapping, and how he coordinated the light and music shows. Dave also shares why this year he stepped up his show and the cause to which donations are going.

Garry and I also catch up on this week’s smart home news, Windows builds, and more. I think you are going to enjoy this one!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Shine a Light for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

·       xLights -

·       ELFs -

·       Build A Light Show -

·       PanelsRUS -

·       VCS -

·       Exploring the Legacy of the Korg M1 Music Workstation | Synth History and Sounds

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26010

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23601 & Build 26010

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231213_928.mp3
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Welcome to this week’s podcast. We are back after our week’s break and this week we talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and the changes that Microsoft have made to the OS. We had new builds for Release Preview, Beta, Dev and Canary.

We also talk about smart home lights for Christmas, home wifi options, the history of a classic 90s synth and the issues with archiving digital content.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2841

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002 and 23595

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2776 for the Beta Channel

·       Twinkly C9 Festive Lights: Unboxing, Setup, and Dazzling Effects for Your Home

·       The History and Evolution of the Korg Wavestation

·       Cautionary Tales – Laser Versus Parchment: Doomsday for the Disc

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231206_927.mp3
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