I have a medical condition that means I am regularly visiting hospital consultants, having blood tests and physiotherapy. I also have to visit my GP for regular check ups and repeat prescriptions. Every appointment and blood tests involves a letter being sent to me in the post – it is about the only thing I still get in the post.… Read more →
From the middle of next year three companies in the Channel Islands are likely to start offering 4G (LTE) mobile services. This is good news as 4G can deliver so much more than just the promised speed. For various reasons the islands are a few years behind in 4G roll-out, but that isn’t necessarily bad as being late often allows… Read more →
In the past, as an adult, I would wake up on the morning of my birthday to a “happy birthday” from my wife and children, a call from my parents and a few presents. I may get a card from aunties and uncles and a few close friends and people at work would say “happy birthday” in passing. Now, with… Read more →
I was watching Ben and Holly with my son and my mind started wandering – there’s only so many times you can watch the same episode. I decided,, within the abilities of my extremely limited brain, whether it was possible to calculate whether someone is actually worth their weight in gold and how close they could get. The concept is… Read more →
On Friday I was taken into hospital with chronic stomach pains. Four days, many tests and some strong drugs later I still don’t really know what’s wrong. But that isn’t the point of this post. The point of this post is to point out the ridiculousness of data caps and fair use policies. I have my mobile from Sure and… Read more →
Apple‘s Passbook is a great idea but there are still very few UK apps that make use of it. It basically lets airlines, ticket companies and stores give you virtual loyalty cards and boarding passes and stores them in a convenient wallet. Read more →
For a long time the island has relied heavily on the finance industry with concern that there were too many eggs in a single basket. Well now business leaders, educators, ministers and regulators have gathered together to see if technology could be that second basket. Read more →
First there was the Facebook iPhone app, and lets be honest it isn’t the greatest feat into application engineering. It is clunky, it crashes, it forgets things or shows you the wrong things and is generally not very good. Read more →
This amazing video, shot for the Daily Telegraph by Glen Milner, shows what goes into producing a book.
OK so most modern books aren’t made this way anymore but it does show the care, love and attention that used to go into book production.
It also makes me feel guilty about the number of book spines I’ve cracked over the years.