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Канари Ворф - встречи по пятницам

[Пятница - Сотрудники всех офисов - объединяйтесь!]Здесь периодически будет публиковаться информация о встречах в районе Канари Ворф, Докландс (Canary Wharf, Docklands).


Что? Встречи русскоязычных работников финансовых и прочих компаний, расположенных в Канари Ворф, а так же всех сочувствующих.

Где? London, Carary Wharf, паб City Pride (карта), адрес: 15 Westferry Road, London, E14 8JH.

Когда? По пятницам, начиная с 18:00, (календарь встреч - можно подписаться или добавить в Аутлук)

Bank of England - 5.5 rate possible

The chances for another interest rate rise this month are not very high, but still possible, according to Reuters. The house prices are growing, and even if we are spared this month, before the end of the summer the interest will almost definitely go up. It is hard to say whether this will actually cause the prices to go down - the rate has already been increased a few times, but it seems to have very little effect on the market.


VS.NET 2005 service pack 1 installation failure

If you tried to install Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio .NET 2005 (aka KB926601), via Microsoft Update or manually, chances are high that the upgrade failed. The reason is that the deployment MSI package is almost 500M large. Before the actual installation process begins, Windows tries to verify the package. In order to do it it needs to load it into a continuous block of memory. Since even modern machines might not have that much memory available, the process fails and causes the upgrade to fail as well. An error, similar to "Error 1718.