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  • Blog Post: Save the Planet with a little at a time [part 2]

    One of the nice things about the new job is I get to walk round and bump into people I haven't spoken to for ages. Sharon left Microsoft a few months ago, and was sitting in the coffee bar when I walked by on Thursday. Her web-site is called "joining dots" because she brings ideas together to " make...
  • Blog Post: Fifteen minutes of fame. Not like this, thanks.

    What some people refer to as “Life’s rich tapestry” has had more knots and twists in it than usual for me of late. The biggest of which was the plane crash. We’re used to the sounds of aircraft: if you extend  the runway line of the former RAF Abingdon it passes through our village, which meant...
  • Blog Post: A new blog: who am I, and what am doing here?

    If you want demographic information: I'm English, male, married (2 small children), born in the 1960s and university educated. I prefer cricket to football and Formula one to either of them (27 years a Williams fan). My main interests outside work and home are Scuba diving and photography. I hope to...
  • Blog Post: Passion: or "What the hell am I doing here ? "

    I've been on holiday for a few days. Before I went, I met a visiting school group. I was asked to talk for 10 minutes on "Why software is exciting" and - let's be honest here - not everyone thinks it is exciting. What I could talk about was why software excites me and why being excited matters. One of...
  • Blog Post: I aten’t dead

    On Monday someone came up to me and asked “Are you still working here?” I seem to be the subject of rumours ranging from some dreadful family tragedy to being fired for what I wrote in a previous post. Let’s start with that post. I wrote quite a long and, to be honest, somewhat scattergun, post about...