End of an era

I seem to regularly posting long opinion pieces to Facebook. I’m not sure why they don’t end up here, but as I’m going to try and resurrect this blog, I thought I’d start by reblogging this….. This isn’t a post about my feelings about Trump. He’s now in office. All I’ll say is, let’s hope…

Change

A year ago I decide to change things and reduce the amount of work I do. Sounds easy? Not for me. Some background. I was a workaholic. Unable not to work. Even when relaxing ‘watching’ TV I’d be doing some kind of work. I’ve been this way since I was 14 or 15. I chose…

Privacy in the modern connected world?

For the last few week signs have been appearing all round campus that include a ‘no photography’ symbol. In the modern connected world, with the ability to instantly grab and share photographs with all your friends, I think the instant reaction from most of us was ‘is this realistic?’. But I think this opens an…

A decade with Domino

This blog post has been a long time in writing. From about 1998, my team was responsible for supporting learning technology projects within the University. The range of projects was diverse from programmable computer chip simulations to supporting more traditional computer aided learning packages such as CD-ROMs or web-based ‘interactive’ learning objects. We also had…

How do you deal with hacks?

You’ve been hacked and it appears the hack could effect your users computers. What would you do? Do you tell your users┬áthat your site has been compromised and point them to tools to fix any problems? Do you investigate the hack to see if it has compromised end-users and decide the risk is small, so…

So what’s your excuse?

(I meant to post this last week but didn’t get round to it) It’s interesting to read the reaction to the abstract rejections for Lotusphere. I’m sure some of the rejected ideas would make great presentations. But I’m not going to go into the pros and cons of the abstract selection process, that’s been covered…