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So what’s happened recently?

Apologies to my avid 2 readers on this blog, it’s been a long time (well over a year) since I last posted anything! I will start writing more often (at least twice a year), but I thought I’d just mention some interesting things that have caught my technology eye of late. Some great tips on securing Chrome Convergence seems to be more and more on the agenda within large IT organisations and Service Providers, ultimately driving out management cost to make environments more dynamic has to be the right option.

Jobs in the marine industry

A good friend of mine has asked me to help him out by linking to his new app CrewFinder, the idea of which is to let people find and post work in the sailing industry. So if you’re looking to get some help sailing your yacht from the Hamble to Gibraltar (and who isn’t) you can use his free app in the App Store to get it. [caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”135"

More Photosynth wonderfulness

I took this at the top of a reasonably large hill, mountain maybe (probably not), after driving around in a Citroen C4 which is the most inappropriate car on the planet to drive on windy, thin roads scratched into the side of a mountain with a 400m vertical drop. Add on an automatic gearbox that takes 3 seconds to change-up or down and you have a very, very exciting time ahead of you.

Webinar: Consumerisation of IT for Public Sector

Thursday 22nd February 2012–10:00–10:45 Join me, John Bradshaw, as I guide you through the Microsoft strategy on the Consumerisation of IT and how it will affect your business. Microsoft is committed to delivering a range of productivity, security and development tools to help you leverage the social network, cloud and personal systems that your teams and customer use on a daily basis. Join online meeting Join by Phone +441189093000 Find a local number Conference Forgot your dial-in PIN?

Stay tuned!!

I’ve been super busy over the last fortnight and haven’t had quite enough time to update this blog!! Stay tuned bat-fans as we’ll be back, same bat-time, same bat-channel.

Printer Hacking: An expected, though unexpected, threat

Who would have thought that printers would be a practical threat vector? I didn’t until it was pointed out to me, at which point palm meets forehead because it is unbelievably obvious!! Every single office I’ve ever worked in has MFPs, Multi Function Printers, which allow you to scan, email, fax, photocopy and even print. [embed][/embed] What’s the hype? There were lots of silly quotes in the news on this vulnerability, which had been specifically linked to HP printers:

Blocking Ads in IE9

I find adverts on websites annoying, really, really annoying (which is why they’re not on this site). I use IE exclusively in the office and I thought it made sense to block it, so that when I’m reading Ars Technica or El Reg my eyes stop bleeding. I found a great article that explains how to do this at “Learn with Nirab”. I’m rewriting what he says to make it a little easier to follow:

Photosynth is Awesome!

People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I’m this cool, brooding artist. But I’m just having fun with it. Lenny Kravitz I’m just back from my holidays, as I imagine many of you are too, and I might post about them later but I wanted to say just how fantastic the Photosynth application is from Microsoft. While I was off in Cologne I thought I’d give it a go, and below you can see my appalling efforts as a photographer.

Merry New Year

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for 2012, may it be your best yet!! Ps. I forgot to post this yesterday… :-)

Merry Christmas and all that…

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.