I’m picking on Zoom as it is the online meeting platform that has captured the zeitgeist. Although there are others and despite its poor initial reputation for security it seems to be the most widely used. You see, I don’t like them. I am sick of being on them. I am fed up with being … Continue reading What is wrong with Zoom?
Like many of us, I have been stuck at home for thirteen days now. In reality this is no great hardship as I am still well fed, have company and have things to keep me going. There are people far worse off than me and so I am not complaining. I do miss the human … Continue reading The human touch
There are moments in life when I am reminded that there is decency in humanity. Unfortunately they are few and far between these days yet I experienced an event last week that gave me hope for human nature. It was at the rugby of all places. I like going to Kingston Park to watch the … Continue reading Playing blind
First days are horrible. You have to go by yourself to places that you have never been before, speak to strangers and start to learn a whole new string of processes and procedures. You don’t know where anything is, you don’t know how anything works and you latch onto the first friendly face you see … Continue reading First days
Everyone has the role to be a role model. What a great quote. I heard it at the update of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership's Economic Plan. It was so good that I had to tweet it and unfortunately forget who said it. It’s an age thing. The point though is that we all … Continue reading Be a role model
I have now been Chair of the North East ICT Managers group, or Partnership as it is really called, for over four years. How time flies’ when you are enjoying yourself. A part of me feels like it is longer. It was our annual general meeting this week and I was, once again, elected for … Continue reading Fixed term
I was once telling to a friend of mine how I had great difficult y in explaining to colleagues about some issues that I was having to deal with and how they could be affected. I was finding it hard to get my point across and speak to them in a way that meant something … Continue reading Lunch time