Life Outside IT

A quick roundup…

Posted by on December 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

It has been a while since I blogged, and that’s mostly because I am pretty busy with all manner of stuff. Much of it you might well consider to be not exactly ‘essential’, but that is beside the point. So here’s some thoughts in a nutshell of sorts… Loving right now… The new ‘Hot Chocolate […]

A lesson in stupid Customer Service from TomTom

Posted by on October 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Recently my TomTom SatNav device decided it didn’t want to play anymore. It had been acting up for a while, so it wasn’t exactly unexpected. I had gotten used to it refusing to work on battery at all [it isn’t an old device, less than 6 months old], but then the Live Services stopped working […]

The Apprentice. Did Sugar choose the right person?

Posted by on July 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm

There is of course much debate about whether Alan Sugar made the right choice to ‘hire’ Tom on the Apprentice.  It is actually a pretty simple thing to determine and there can be no doubt that the answer is “Yes”. There is no doubt that Sugar would have preferred to hire Helen, but unfortunately her […]