Hello 2008

There is about ten minutes left until 2008. I’m spending it at home with my family this year and very quietly seeing in the new year 2007 has been very interesting i’m looking forward to 2008 for lots of reasons. Just a couple that spring to mind……  There are whole bunch of new products on the

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Christmas Quotes

Just a quick one I got this book for Christmas, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations One thing i love about reading quotes is the thoughts they can start off So here’s one that jumped out at me “Business is like a car: it will not run by itself expect downhill” Substitue business for whatever is relevant

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See ya 2007

It’s Christmas eve and i’m in the office catching up on a few things while it’s quiet (hopefully it’ll stay that way!) This will probably be my last post of the year so i’d like to wish a happy christmas and hope you enjoy the festivities leading up to the new year! 2007 has been

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Customer Perceptions

*SARCASM ON* So this week i’m on the wind down to Christmas hence the lack of blog posts *SARACASM OFF* So i’m spending the week before christmas putting in a new SBS.  Thankfully we have great resources such as SwingMigration.com to help ease a lot of the pains This particular upgrade (currently on SBS 2000) has

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Shame on you Konami

I never thought i’d say this but i dont think i can play Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 anymore…. I’ve been a huge fan of this series of football (soccer) games since it’s early incaration as International Superstar Soccer on the SNES The previous version was the first on the XBox 360 and while it was deemed a success many

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Open Office 2007 on Apple Mac

One of our clients recently made the move to Office 2007. While they have been getting on with it ok i was asked a question the other day i couldn’t immediately answer They have a subcontractor who uses Office 2004 on their Mac and wanted to be able to open documents. I asked what they

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Fasthosts, Stupid or Smart?

Fasthosts aren’t having an easy time of it at the moment. It was discovered in October their user database had been comprised. They did a couple of things to resolve the problem including getting in touch with their customers to inform them of the problem. At the same time they were asked to change their

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High Definition Future

I’ve recently ventured into the high definition video arena when i picked up the HD-DVD add-on for my XBOX 360. I love the extra quality i get with my games so moving to a better film experience appealed to me. I’ve got gripes with HD formats but i’ll get onto that in minute First up

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Putting in the effort

I’m still digesting the information from the Forum last week. However, a couple of posts over on Coding Horror got me thinking (here and here) Jeff”s first post talks about how he feels there are two types of programmers he splits them into the 20% group and the 80% group The 20%ers are the leaders, trailblazers and trendsetters who

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