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How to Fold and Pack a Suit from Put This On S2E1 on Vimeo

Learned something here. I didn’t even realise that you could do this.

Review: Guardian Newsstand App for iPad (Newspaper)

I’ve been using the Guardian apps for the iPhone and iPad for a year or more. I’ve been reading the newspaper for much longer than that (I read papers on the left and right side of politics to in the hope of getting a somewhat balanced view – wishful thinking probably) When the Guardian released […]

Ode to Melancholy

Seems a fitting poem for Boxing Day as the day after Christmas Day. Now that the orgiastic feast of food, gifting and family is done, it’s time to feel a little let down. In this poem, Keats celebrates melancholy and the periods when you energy flags, your soul rests and your mind is looking for […]

Enigma Code Machine Photos

I was at the Cheltenham Science Festival today (with the girls, never too early to get girls interested in Science!!) and there a stand from GCHQ (UK Government Communications Headquarters which is the centre for Her Majesty’s Government’s Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) activities) and they had a genuine Enigma Code machine on display. It was working […]

Monmouth – English Village

Had a day out with the family to Monmouth. To be fair, there is nothing specifically interesting about it. I took some photos that attempt to capture the mundane things that I see around me every day. I’m always surprised by these things.   In one of the many second-hand / charity shops: nothing says […]

Cisco Flip – killed by Enterprise Customers hating on it.

I think the Flip was killed because Enterprise customers turned away from Cisco. People like me openly laughed and denigrated Cisco for “playing with toys” instead producing better products. And that cost more money, way more money, in lost sales at 65% gross profit margin than any consumer/retail product will make. When you drop a […]

It’s not Change I fear, but Change Management itself.

It’s not change that I fear, but the Change Management process itself. Change Management is intended to reduce risk by encouraging responsibility and planning. Change Management is often staffed by semi-retired technical types who know enough to be dangerous, and not enough to be wildly misinformed of anything new. A change reviewer has already seen […]

The difference between training and professional development

Accountant: “What happens if we invest in developing our people & they leave?” Leader: ‘What happens if we don’t invest in our people and they stay?”

SizeUp – still rocking my keyboard 2 years later

With SizeUp I can drive the window size and placement on OSX completely by keyboard. Still astonished by this 2 years after I bought the software. I wrote a long review about it OSX:Sizeup Review if you are interested.

Burning Bandwidth

So yeah, I like to clip my phone to dashboard of my car when I’m driving and put Google Maps on the screen. Not because I use Google Maps (because it’s just not that great compared to a SatNav in the car) , but just to use up bandwidth on my account on my iPhone. […]