#CyberFest 20 is finally underway. After months of thinking about it, in what has been the strangest of years, September is finally upon us and as we all know now, September is #CyberFest. Putting the events on takes some effort and I am glad that I have some help. Clare at Beaconhouse Events helps me … Continue reading Are we going to go back?
Being a cluster lead, or manager is an odd job. There isn’t really a job description or a definitive list of things that you have to do to be successful. Each of the four of us at Dynamo share notes yet we tend to operate in our own way. We’re skilled enough to bring our … Continue reading Cluster lead
The big difference between last year’s #CyberFest and this year’s is that it is all online. Of the ten events, only the final one has any degree of onsite presence and this is only due to its content. The final conference will reveal a piece of collaborative artwork, bringing a different perception to cybersecurity, a … Continue reading The big geographical difference
I’ve been putting off changing broadband suppliers for years. It just never seemed convenient and I was always worried that I would end up with a worse, or even no service at all. I’ve stuck with Talk Talk for some time but have felt over the last few months that it was time for a … Continue reading New broadband
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, video is not my forte. There is something about standing in front of a camera that turns me into a blubbering wreck yet these days, if you want to promote anything then video is the only way. I’ve been running a weekly series of ‘In … Continue reading Promotional video
It was with great sadness that I read of the demise of Spicers, at one time Europe’s largest distributor of office products. It features heavily in my CV and was the point where I first got into IT. It is a long story and documented many times elsewhere yet somehow I managed to become the … Continue reading Spicers blues
All of us like a bit of solitude, some time away from everyone else to get your thoughts together. Being alone can also mean that you can get some work done, you know, that long report that you can’t get finished because of so many interruptions. Working from home (WFH) then has been a blessing … Continue reading The loneliness of a long distance worker
In my list of twenty things I yearned for during the pandemic, published at the end of April, a haircut didn’t make the cut (no pun intended). At that point we had only been in lockdown for five or six weeks and my locks were still manageable. Not now, one hundred days on my hair … Continue reading Goodbye COVID hair
Brits were told in April by Hancock and Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the NHS's IT wing, NHSX, was working with tech providers to produce a homegrown "world beating app" Despite app delay, Johnson says UK will have ‘world-beating’ contact tracing. We’re all aware of the story by now, Britain was going to lead the … Continue reading Why do you want to be world beating?
I blogged a couple of weeks ago about a couple of workshops I was planning. Normally I would have done these in person but not this time and I was concerned as to how they would turn out. My main worry was how I would be able to interact with the participants and control the … Continue reading The first of my online workshops