A Great Evening and much food for thought ?

I had a great evening the other night representing Microsoft at BCS IT Computer Awards Dinner 2007 http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conWebDoc.16272. It was a great occasion and a great chance to dress up !. However Microsoft was up for a couple of awards most notably; GCS Women in I.T. Award  and also up for the Project Excellence Award….


Welcome to the Blogosphere

A good friend and colleague Mark Empson has entered the Blog Community. He is to be found here http://blogs.technet.com/mempson/. His main areas of technology will be Platforms and Active Directory. But I happen to know he is an guru on Windows 2008 so keep a close eye on some really excellent blog entries over the…


Heading to Teched IT Forum Barcelona 2007

Well I am now getting excited. I am going to be working on the Ask the Experts Stand @ Teched IT Forum  in Barcelona next week. I am really looking forward to this as I had an absolutely brilliant time out in Orlando this year at Teched.  I will be intending to build upon my…


How to tell when you are infected !

As soon as friends or acquaintances find out about the job I do then it turns into a Doctors waiting room of people asking questions around the various ailments on their Computer. To be honest I don’t really mind and usually advise them the best I can. Plus  the offer of a bottle of wine…


Back on the horse of Blogging after a well earned rest

  Well back from holidays and back to work. I have been catching up on my mountains of Emails. Whilst catching up on some posts the on Tafiti which is swahili for “do research” website looks really exciting. It uses “silverlight” technology and takes a completely innonative approach to carrying out searches across multiple queries and…


Cool Picture Editing Software

I was reading about this recently some online Picture editing software by Picnik. This has the following cool pictures The great thing about this is it can all happen online with functionality to hook into flickr facebook and picassa One-click photo fixing or in-depth tweaking Crop, rotate, and resize in real-time Tons of special effects,…


Jogging is supposed to make you healthy !

This article caught my attention. I often go running. I have done 5 1/2 Marathons to date. I also invariably wear my MP3 player. However this will make me think twice ! Jogger burnt by headphones after lightning strike http://news.cnet.co.uk/digitalmusic/0,39029666,49291583,00.htm Eek !


Fascinating Roots to our Cipher Code Cracking Past

 I seem to be on a run of recommending books, oh well must be that time of year. Anyway one fact you my not know about me is that I used to be in the Royal Navy working in Radio Telecommunications. Therefore I have a background in using Cipher and One time pads and Encryption…


Get Organised – Claim your Life Back …..Well we can try :)

  Guys and Girls – A new book from Microsoft Press to add to your reading list. I am going to try some of the techniques to some-how make sense of my busy diary….although I am still booked out until December ! ISBN:  9780735623439 Author:  Sally McGhee and John Wittry Pages:  368 Synopsis Get expert advice…


What Eats my Weekends

It was good fun reading this article by Steve Ranger talking about how so called time saving gadgets which are meant to save your time ….you end up wasting hours and hours “playing” with them. I can totally empathise with this. I recently spent an aimless Saturday afternoon checking out all the functionality on my…