Tales From IT: Cultural Differences

When I started as an IT dogs-body I was lucky enough to do quite a bit of travelling.  For a young guy this was awesome;  configure Exchange servers, see the world!  But it also meant I was hopelessly naive AND due to my extreme Britishness I didn’t speak any other languages (even English was ropy).

So I occasionally suffered from Culture Shock, like when I was sent to Rome to set up Exchange on short notice…  Continue reading “Tales From IT: Cultural Differences”

Brian Cox: Live

We went to see Brian Cox live at Wembley Arena recently and had a great time.  If you’re not familiar, he’s a physicist who appears on various TV and Radio shows about science.  He’s proven very popular because he makes the science interesting and fun without dumbing it down or over-simplifying it.

The Infinite Monkey Cage is a brilliant podcast to listen to if a humourous science panel show sounds like your thing. Continue reading “Brian Cox: Live”

Moving Home: For Geeks

The Ultimate High-Tech Solution for Moving Home

We recently moved house and while there are lots of helpful checklists out there (like this on on the BBC) there were a few extra wrinkles for me due to my generally nerdy existence.  So, here’s a few helpful hints I discovered during the process. Continue reading “Moving Home: For Geeks”