Category Archives: Thoughts and Observations

Don’t set up a Facebook PAGE based on your domain name

I can now reveal, it’s official, Facebook are actually evil. I’m not just talking about the misuse of your personal data, possibly allowing foreign powers to interfere with democratic processes or even all those pictures of cats. Worse than that,

Don’t set up a Facebook PAGE based on your domain name

I can now reveal, it’s official, Facebook are actually evil. I’m not just talking about the misuse of your personal data, possibly allowing foreign powers to interfere with democratic processes or even all those pictures of cats. Worse than that,

Rational anxiety

“On the other hand the anxiety I had about charging my devices was rational as the situation could have scuppered the whole trip. Anxiety at the logistics, the effort of the driving, finding somewhere to camp, time to write and

Rational anxiety

“On the other hand the anxiety I had about charging my devices was rational as the situation could have scuppered the whole trip. Anxiety at the logistics, the effort of the driving, finding somewhere to camp, time to write and

Telephones as tools of social isolation

I don’t visit my friends any more. When I were a lad we used to have callers. We had a living room with the TV and the coal fire, it was somewhere to live and entertain. When people arrived, the

Telephones as tools of social isolation

I don’t visit my friends any more. When I were a lad we used to have callers. We had a living room with the TV and the coal fire, it was somewhere to live and entertain. When people arrived, the

Has GDPR ruined the Internet?

You clicked on that link on Facebook, you know that link, possibly clickbait but you wanted to see for yourself, after all it’s only a picture of an old shoe dug up from Roman times. But you don’t get the

Has GDPR ruined the Internet?

You clicked on that link on Facebook, you know that link, possibly clickbait but you wanted to see for yourself, after all it’s only a picture of an old shoe dug up from Roman times. But you don’t get the

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

Local Council to Chop down Hogwarts Forbidden Forest …or something

News came in recently of a tragedy about to befall residents of Hogwarts   Well not Hogwarts exactly, but… Hemel Hempstead It starts with H and it’s not far from the Barrow residence, so it’s the best I could do.

Local Council to Chop down Hogwarts Forbidden Forest …or something

News came in recently of a tragedy about to befall residents of Hogwarts   Well not Hogwarts exactly, but… Hemel Hempstead It starts with H and it’s not far from the Barrow residence, so it’s the best I could do.

New phone day – a new cultural phenomenon?

It’s new phone arrival day tomorrow and I’ve got to go into the office so I won’t be home when it arrives. Someone will take it in but I could have planned it better. I’m now wondering if new phone

New phone day – a new cultural phenomenon?

It’s new phone arrival day tomorrow and I’ve got to go into the office so I won’t be home when it arrives. Someone will take it in but I could have planned it better. I’m now wondering if new phone