Fresh Spam

Fresh Spam

“A fridge has been discovered sending out spam emails after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets.” So the BBC reports (17th January 2014, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25780908). I find this deeply disturbing. Not that I am the owner of any smart...

Real Life with Knobs On

  In the course of working on my digital magazine, I recently came across an app for smartphones and iPads called Blippar.  Normally I avoid daft names that give you no clue as to their meaning like the plague, but despite it’s uninspiring title, it caught my...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Kung Hee Fat Choi! At long last – fingers to the keyboard for the first blog post of 2012. Normally my timekeeping is pretty good but I’ve had a lot to deal with at the beginning of 2012 so it’s with apologies that I cite the 5th Amendment and...

The Show Must Go On

The highlight of this week for me was a trip to the theatre.  Not as a bystander, and not even a walk-on part, but laid out with a central role in an operating theatre. The last time I snapped a tendon I was three days in hospital with morphine injections to dull the...

Some you win …

Life’s a funny old game.  A friend of mine, known for his positive outlook, has a phrase that comforts him through tough times “Just as one door closes, another slams in your face.”  The point is that just as you are busy seizing the day, fate, in turn, joins in the...

I’m Priceless

I’d like to say here and now that I’m a naturally optimistic, glass half-full kinda guy but it wouldn’t be true.  I start most days with either va va or voom but rarely the complete set, and sadly, despite my best efforts at seizing the day, I’ve more often than not...