Great end to the day, facilitating a session with our smartest techies discussing what Higher Education IT will look like in 5yrs. In no particular order: The end of the dominance of the managed workstation – but not its total demise Platform agnostic (or at least broad support) services are vital Conflict between supporting BYOService … Continue reading Breaktime Blog: Brainstorming the next 5 years
I wanted to quickly share a tip that might serve you well next time you're applying for a job. "Wordclouds" have been around for a little while now and (among other things) are a nice, quick, automated way of generating an infographic-style presentation out of what would otherwise just be blocks of text. Personally I … Continue reading Breaktime Blog: Wordclouds and job hunting
I really wanted to be able to write something positive about my experience over the weekend with a Surface RT... Back when it launched I was a little cynical, but my inner geek has always been difficult to suppress (yes, even Apple stuff - I do like the look of the iPad Mini...), so it … Continue reading Breaktime Blog: What Lies Beneath (the Surface)?
I'm not sure that I agree with the comparison to TRON on this fantastic video based on stacked images taken from the International Space Station - but they do look great. To my mind it's closer to the bizarre star gate sequences from 2001: A Space Oddyssey. Compare and contrast:
Technically not really a Breaktime Blog, I'll grant you. After a busy few weeks at work and at home (yes, yes, here come the excuses) I was prodding away absent-mindedly while watching The Great British Bakeoff (the right man won!) when I suddenly remembered it's been an absolute age since this got updated. So I … Continue reading Breaktime Blog: Coughs & Sneezes Spread Diseases
So I'm back in the office (First Great Western's efforts to the contrary this morning) for the first day after an all too brief (two weeks) of holiday and I'm faced with the usual deluge of email awaiting my attention. I take email pretty seriously and while I don't officially subscribe to a "zero inbox" … Continue reading Breaktime Blog: Two weeks of email…
Over the weekend we saw the new Batman film. We enjoyed it (although the volume levels continue to remind us we’re getting old) and beyond describing it as a “bruising experience” I’ll leave it for everyone to discover the movie on their own. But something did catch my eye early in the film, during the … Continue reading Breaktime Blog: Batman’s Atom-Powered Foe