Unfolding plans 97 – chugging tugboats

This Guerrilla Working thing is catching on, at least in part.  I find I can work more or less anywhere, with or without a wireless network.  If I’m offline then I can catch up with all of the things that have been synchronised with my laptop, such as mail.  I can do reports and presentations … Continue reading Unfolding plans 97 – chugging tugboats

Unfolding plans 95 – Spennymoor in the millennium

This postcard challenge is going to be harder than I thought.  By day two I was close to throwing in the towel but my never say die attitude pulled it off in the end.  It seems that postcards are only sold in tourist type destinations and are not ubiquitous.  Why didn’t I think of that?  … Continue reading Unfolding plans 95 – Spennymoor in the millennium

Unfolding plans 94 – exciting times in the North East

London is a hot place when the sun shines.  On Wednesday it got well over thirty degrees.  I think I was the only one in the capital to be wearing a jacket and tie but standards have to be kept.  I had caught the train down (yes not up) to present at a conference on … Continue reading Unfolding plans 94 – exciting times in the North East

Unfolding plans 90 – The one I’ve been looking forward to

This is the one that I’ve been looking forward to, the broadband launch at Wolsingham. Finally we have made it to the places where they said it would never happen. I forget how long it is that I’ve been working on the problem of poor broadband. It could be as long as ten years. I … Continue reading Unfolding plans 90 – The one I’ve been looking forward to

Unfolding plans 86 – no internet access

My WiFi at home is broken. It's like we've gone back to the dark ages if not the Stone Age. Everything I have taken for granted when using my connected devices over the last few years has disappeared. Chickens have come home to roost. I've had to rely on 3G through the phone. I don't … Continue reading Unfolding plans 86 – no internet access

Unfolding plans 83 – going al fresco

Summer is here at last, at least I think it is as I’ve been away for a week.  Judging by the length of the grass when I got back the weather seems to have been OK.  Ah summertime, when the living is easy.  The hazy summer days make me hark back to when I was … Continue reading Unfolding plans 83 – going al fresco

Unfolding plans 82 – live satellite feed

A year or so ago the North East ICT Managers group put on a very successful security event.  It really changed the relationship that we had with central government over the Public Service Network in a good way.  This year we’ve done something similar under the banner of ‘Enabling safe business’.  I would normally chair … Continue reading Unfolding plans 82 – live satellite feed

Unfolding plans 78 – less magpie and more moth

What are the most important things that I need to be working on? That’s what Mike asked me. It seems like an easy question but in truth can be really hard to answer.  How much of what I do is driven by circumstances and how much is in line with my own ambitions and focus?  … Continue reading Unfolding plans 78 – less magpie and more moth

Unfolding plans 68 – I’m really really looking forward to #TDC15

Next week I will be attending Thinking Digital 2015, one of the leading events in the North East digital calendar.  I’m not sure if this is the third time or the fourth that I have been.  It doesn’t matter because they are great events and I take so much away from them.  They are an … Continue reading Unfolding plans 68 – I’m really really looking forward to #TDC15

Unfolding plans 64 – The purpose of my visit was not architectural

I’ve already told you how I made my way over the hills and down into the dales on my way to Forest in Teesdale.  The other place that I visited during April that I had never been to before was the National Savings and Investment building.  For anyone who has ever been to Durham it … Continue reading Unfolding plans 64 – The purpose of my visit was not architectural