Taking back control of my data

With a number of recent high profile hacks combined with my growing sense of caution about storing my data with third parties online, I have decided to start an ambitious project of shifting over my entire cloud data to a NAS. It’s not going to be easy but I’m increasingly not convinced that my data […]

From Evernote to OneNote 

I’ve been a loyal Evernote premium users since April 2008. I’ve always loved the company. But sadly not anymore. Their new 2 device only pricing structure makes little sense to me. Finally Microsoft have released the Evernote exporter to OneNote. So I’m moving over. Fingers crossed the transition works. I’ll keep you posted. But until […]

Using the web overseas: a field guide

I have spent the last few years of my life overseas. Being a geek, I’ve always been fascinated by the technology that makes life abroad that bit more bearable. So I thought I’d share some of experiences of how I use technology overseas. This post focuses on using the web. A secure connection: Obvious – […]

My home network explained

A number of people have asked me about my tech setup at home. So I thought I’d post about it. A lot of the hardware I use is legacy kit, acquired over the years. However, recently the kit I have bought is deliberate and in support of the design aims of my setup. Design principles: My aim, when […]

Tech trends 2009

As we head towards a new year I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the key tech trends for 2009. 1) Apple ripens The phenomenal growth at Apple will slow down. 2009 will be ‘evolution’ rather than ‘revolution’ across all their product lines. I do not think there will be a big splash […]

A curve ball in the ‘cloud’ from Microsoft

With all the hype around cloud computing these days, particularly with the focus on Google, it came as a surprise to many today that Microsoft  announced a forthcoming cloud based OS. Steve Balmer revealed that the new OS, labled ‘Windows Cloud’ (for now),  will be launched later this month. “We need a new operating system […]