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Back to the RSS feeds

After two weeks of only scanning and saving RSS posts, I have a whole load of browser tabs open and ready to read, so on my first day back at work it was down to the beach to do some serious catch up. My favourite cafe is closed for staff...

New camera

I have had an excellent Minolta Dimage Z1 camera for a couple of years, but the 10X zoom makes it really heavy and awkward to carry so I tend not to take it with me.  In particular there’s no way to carry it in the gadget pocket of my everyday...

Holidays

I am back at work today after a break of a couple of weeks and for the first time this year a holiday has coincided with remission so I have actually managed to get out and enjoy myself and work on the backlog of work around the house,  briefly: Hiked...

Jing

Jing is a great example of collaboration done right, quick and easy to use, with just a couple of clicks I am able to create a screencast  and share it on my blog via screencast.com. Here’s a sample screen cast I created with Jing. Definately worth checking out the demo,...

Yet more on multiple monitors

Just when I thought it would be impossible for me to write any more on the benefits of multiple monitors along came another twist – the debate between one big one and several small ones! Lets be clear for the type of work I do more is better, here’s why:...

Linked in

LinkedIn reached a tipping point for me this weekend,  I got fed up of just accepting invites and decided to see if I could use it to deliver some real advantage.   This meant I had to get serious about using it: Creating a proper profile with a comprehensive career history,...

Living on the web

Over recent weeks I’ve been asking myself why we “hide” so much behind the firewall.  In my company for example we have recently setup or planned wiki’s, blogs, expert location systems, social tagging etc – all private.  The immediate reaction is that this is a good idea, this is confidential information, but...

More on secure RSS

Worklight – an enterprise RSS provider – have a really useful white paper on secure RSS, which complements and extends some of my previous posts on this topic.  Other posts on this topic can be found here.

Thinkpad X60 Tablet running Vista

My second hand Thinkpad X60 tablet arrived today via HireIT and eBay.  Its an ex eval model and in perfect condition even though it was less than half price.  Even better HireIt seem to give you whatever model they have available and in my case the spec was up-rated quite a...

I love growing my own fruit

I grew up with a large orchard and I still love growing my own fruit.  I don’t have room for many trees so I have them growing in metal dustbins all the way down the drive at the side of the house.  This month I’m picking cherries every day –...