Showing posts from October, 2017

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Fronde's Friday 5's: Here's A Weird One For You

Back in the day I worked at Fronde and I was also a very early user of Google Calendar which I found a lot easier to get access outside of the corporate network (these were days, hopefully, in the dim and distant past for Fronde employees now ... and for you?) Fronde had (and may still, who knows) on the last Friday of each month, drinks and a chance to let the hair down - you know, the standard IT company stuff. These were called "Friday 5's" A standing calendar invite was in everyone's calendars which I promptly included on my personal Google calendar by inviting myself. All of this was many many years ago ... hang on [checks LinkedIn ] ... I left Fronde in May 2008 so it's coming up for 10 years ago. And yet, in my personal Google Calendar there is the ghost of the invite. But the ghost can only be seen when I view my personal calendar via my work one (I've shared them across, saves me jumping in and out of accounts). Here it is: And yet, c

Me Too

It's no use being called brave, as I was recently, unless I do things that make my breathing shallow, my chest tight and my heart race a little. As many of you will have seen on Facebook , and on Twitter and possibly many other on-line places, there is a LOT of "Me too" posts from women. These are women from all walks of life, all ages, all work types, all economic circumstances, in or out of relationships, and from all over the world. That's what I'm seeing from my friends on Facebook, so I know. In fact, as I look at that FB search, it's almost EVERY SINGLE WOMAN I am FB friends with. Every. Single. One. The "Me too" posts come in light of the amazing women who have recently called out a powerful movie producer for disgusting behaviour towards them and other women. It is not a one-off though. with previous reports of repulsive behaviour going back decades including people at the BBC, comedians on TV, US Presidents and I'm sure in the mu