Fifteen minutes of fame. Not like this, thanks.

What some people refer to as “Life’s rich tapestry” has had more knots and twists in it than usual for me of late. The biggest of which was the plane crash. We’re used to the sounds of aircraft: if you extend  the runway line of the former RAF Abingdon it passes through our village, which…

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Save the Planet with a little at a time [part 2]

One of the nice things about the new job is I get to walk round and bump into people I haven’t spoken to for ages. Sharon left Microsoft a few months ago, and was sitting in the coffee bar when I walked by on Thursday. Her web-site is called “joining dots” because she brings ideas…

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Passion: or "What the hell am I doing here ? "

I’ve been on holiday for a few days. Before I went, I met a visiting school group. I was asked to talk for 10 minutes on “Why software is exciting” and – let’s be honest here – not everyone thinks it is exciting. What I could  talk about was why software excites me and why…

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A new blog: who am I, and what am doing here?

If you want demographic information: I’m English, male, married (2 small children), born in the 1960s and university educated. I prefer cricket to football and Formula one to either of them (27 years a Williams fan). My main interests outside work and home are Scuba diving and photography. I hope to cover some things to do…

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