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Spam, Ham and Yummy Pie…

Like many other sites I receive my fair amount of Spam comments left on my blog… However, because I use WordPress, I’m protected by the Akismet spam filter, and having a poke around over lunch today I find out there is more to spam than meets the eye, in fact there is spam and ham. The […]

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Is it time to throw my iPhone in the bin or does it deserve one more chance?

For years I used a blackberry with great pleasure… but a year or so ago, like many others, I was lured by the iPhone 3GS. I look back now and have to admit to being caught up in the gadget hype, and the “as someone who works in IT why are you still using that old Blackberry” conversations with friends. […]

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My beloved iPad will never replace my beloved Laptop

I’ve been an iPad user since they were released and I have to start by saying it’s a great device as well as being a cool gadget… However, it will never replace my laptop… Why? Well let me start on a positive with what I like about it: The boot up time is excellent, log […]

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The “One for all and all for one” Cloud…

I was intrigued by this story from the BBC website last night on how 70 big name firms had formed an alliance to drive Cloud standards. The story begins : Some of the world’s biggest companies are using their market clout to demand that computer equipment makers change the way they make their machines. The […]

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Blog Baptism…

Another refinement to my blog today when it was baptised with the new name of https://stuartlynn.co.uk/, couldn’t get stuartlynn.com, someone squatting on it, aren’t they always… but .co.uk is okay.  A very simple process indeed, just had to change the name server as per the WordPress instructions, pay a £7.80 mapping fee and it’s done.

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Technology

Instant Blogging with WordPress

I’m still very much a novice when it comes to blogging… I started a blog last year using Blogger but I didn’t really get very far… amongst other things the tool itself wasn’t fantastic. A few weeks back I switched to WordPress… and I have to say I’ve been very impressed, very easy to setup, […]

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Softworld change or die… ??

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Softworld event at Excel in London. I say pleasure… when really I have to say it was probably the poorest I have attended to date. Manoj Ranaweera, whom I had the good fortune to meet, summarised the event in his own blog here he quotes: Softworld is UK’s […]

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The world is changing and the web is changing too!

In a recent article in Wired Magazine, Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff made this quite remarkable claim… Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services – think apps -are less about the searching and more about the getting. Their rationale was based on this scenario… You wake […]

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When the industry is crying out for standards – customer validation

This afternoon, I received a comment to my original blog about reinventing standards from Ronald Duncan of @UK PLC. I feel that Ronald’s reply builds significantly onto the original blog and therefore deserves a special mention in this new blog as opposed to being hidden in a comment: Hi, BASDA are current in the process […]

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Maybe the so called dinosaurs (desktop vendors) of the industry aren’t so long in the tooth after all…

In a captivating evening at the UK Software satisfaction awards last night the story was dramatically different from that of 12 months earlier as the roll of honour swung heavily in favour of the on-premise software vendors. There was a deluge of awards for the on-premise vendors where the Access Group scooped three awards, Relate […]