Airport security

I have been travelling for many years, long enough to remember the Queen’s Building at Heathrow (a riot of marble and chandeliers), Vickers Vanguards, Concorde entering service, domestic flights with no ID, being able to travel with a pen-knife, and so on. I...

AppleID – Out of step with the world

Once upon a time you only needed an AppleID for the iTunes store and MobileMe, important to some but not all. Now, with IOS apps, the Mac App Store, a download-only OS and who knows what in the iCloud, it is becoming increasingly important, practically the cornerstone...

Good Presentation

I have seen plenty of presentations in my time – some good, some not so good – and given quite a few myself. Of course, I would like to think that all of mine were excellent, realistically I doubt they were but I do believe that generally I am above...

Good management techniques

Another post from Mr “Starbucker”. Good stuff apart from the handshaking/backpatting which must be culturally appropriate (which he does...

Things a manager should hear

http://www.terrystarbucker.com/2011/07/03/the-top-10-things-leaders-should-hear-from-their-teammates/ Well, I recognise the positive in all the things on this list, I have said quite a few of them and even heard a few of them myself but the last one is a bit...

Job hunting today

Two pieces of bad news today: a “Dear John” email (“overqualified for the job”) and a “Dear John” call (“they really want someone with a consulting background”). What marks these out is that I actually got some feedback....

Job hunting tips

Well, here’s a conundrum: should I post links to job hunting articles like these: The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King Develop a list of sound bites for a more effective job interview 99 interview tips here? The first link says that it is good to show something...

What is your lockcode?

If it is one of those on this list of common lockcodes from Lifehacker then you should probably change it ASAP. This illustrates the difficulty that many people seem to have in memorising even simple passwords and codes. What is mine? Actually I have two and neither...

iCloud – iFeelScrewed

If you are reading this then the chances are you already know about Apple’s new iCloud service, announced at WWDC last week. I signed up for MobileMe when I bought an iPhone as I wanted to keep things in sync with my Mac Mini. It was OK but as a long term Google...

Notice a difference?

IMAGE LINKS ARE CURRENTLY BROKEN I have decided to re-arrange things here. This site was built with Rapidweaver providing the basic structure, the style, and a number of the pages, with WordPress powering the rest (via a clever little Rapidweaver stack by Nilrog)....