Software Will Rule The Earth

At times I struggle to decide the most suitable home for a blog post. Do I really want to bore my readers with a geeky rambling on some niche piece of tech. My professional site, as rarely as I find the time to update, does have a now semi abandoned blog (or should that be […]

Sleeping With The Enemy

Do you stare at your smartphone in bed before you finally drift off to sleep? I too, am guilty as charged Your Honour! Now blue light is affecting our brains and wellbeing in multiple ways and as this is a recent phenomenon, research continues but the signs are not good. Therefore after many years of […]

King Of The Road

For many years I was a devout fan of the trusted TomTom. Just remember this was in the late 1990s when SatNav was a completely new product range and smartphones did not truly exist in their current form. When I went over to Germany for our lads weekend to the Nurburgring, we spent a good […]

Back In Time

Unsure exactly when but at some point in the past decade I stopped wearing a watch. Sure, I still wear a watch on special occasions but in the office, I could rely solely upon my smartphone. Once you are in a routine, there is little need for a watch, the time is on your computer […]

Life Before Shazam

How did we identify songs before the mobile app Shazam? Well you would have to remember a key lyric in the song, ideally the chorus. In most cases you would just have to record those words to memory, rather than write them down as a note in your smartphone. We are talking about the pre-smartphone […]

Thanking My Past

Knowing my history with computers and data, I made the decision in 2007 to invest in an external drive. This was not an off the shelf consumer device of course, I purchased a 320gb drive from eBuyer and IDE to USB caddy from eBay. Now perhaps I should have had hindsight to future proof this […]