To the aliens we’re aliens

I was chatting with my son Aidan.  He’s 6 – and thankfully still full of curiosity.   He asked me “Daddy do you think there are aliens?”   “Yep”   “Why?”   “Because there’s a gazillion stars like our sun and at least one of them has to have a planet going around it with [...]

John Grisham recognises bad data

I’m reading John Grisham’s “The Broker”.  It’s good fun – a bit of escapism.   In one scene he describes how the jailed main character – Joel Bachman – tried to while away some of the endless hours of incarceration through conducting a survey of how many hours sleep his fellow prisoners were getting per [...]

If lots of people are irritated…

One of LinkedIn’s changes over the past year has been the introduction of endorsements.  If you’ve encountered pop-up suggestions of whom you could endorse and for what, then you’ll know what I mean.  And you’ll also know how easy it is to give these endorsements.   Opinions differ on this – but I do know [...]

She Just Wouldn’t Listen

I was chatting with my brother last weekend and he was telling me of his efforts to upgrade his mobile phone.  He had a clear picture of what he was looking for.  He wanted it to be compatible with the hands-free setup in his car, he wanted to be able to easily synchronise its contacts [...]

Recovering After Sandy

On Friday I got an email from a provider that I use for chat software for my website. You know the type of software I mean? It’s the sort of tool that allows a visitor to a company’s website to choose to chat with the company directly through the website. Mine is from a company [...]

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