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Testing ifttt and SkyDrive

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I have written an ifttt.com recipe to take a copy of all my blog posts and store them on SkyDrive. You can view the recipe at https://ifttt.com/recipes/62911

let’s hope it works!!

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Written by Jamiet

October 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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Are you paying for Windows Live Hotmail Plus? Stop!

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Recently I had my subscription to Hotmail Plus auto-renewed and I started to consider what I was actually getting for my money so I visited http://billing.microsoft.com to find out. After some clicking around I stumbled across this:

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Let’s break this down. For £14.99 per year I get:

  • 10GB of storage (as far as I know normal Hotmail is to-all-intents-and-purposes unlimited)
  • No ads (Outlook.com hardly ever shows you ads now anyway and if they do they’re not the horrible banner ad type)
  • Feature tips and product info (Don’t remember ever getting feature tips and besides, I don’t think I’m in great need of them)
  • Larger attachments (I never send attachments anyway if I can help it and if I do Outlook.com’s allowance is both hefty and more than adequate)
  • Exemption from account expiration (I guess that might be useful were I ever to suffer from a near-fatal medical condition although if I did I suspect I’d have bigger worries on my plate than an expiring Hotmail account)

As such, thanks but no thanks. Cancelled. Thankfully the redesigned http://billing.microsoft.com makes that rather easy:

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Are you still using Hotmail Plus? One word for you…Stop!

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Written by Jamiet

October 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

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