Posts by Colin Bielckus

Whither weather and whether it matters

Whither, weather, whether. Not sure that’s got anything to do with today’s ramblings but it will sure please the internal SEO for this post. Tempted to quit while I’m ahead… Wind is presently out of the east. Along with north, my least favourite quadrant weather-wise. I don’t do cold and I don’t do damp but…

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Staring at a blank screen

Blank screen, blank mind. I’m SURE I had a really wonderful idea for a post earlier – but I’m burgered if I can remember what it was… At least it’s the right day (so far) which is one up on the last couple of weeks for sure. Some “stuff” I do is remarkably tedious. At…

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Networking or notworking

Networking. At least I’m my own boss so I don’t have to achieve any metrics to show whether it’s “profitable” or not… It’s easy to look upon networking as a “jolly” and a good excuse not to work. Especially lunchtime when your business or employer pays for both direction’s travel time. It’s why I’m only…

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Software-d. Again

Software and computers. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Sigh. This almost didn’t get written this week (and? I hear you cry. Might even have been a positive!). Earlier in the week I had a major “issue” with my antivirus product. Soon after a Webex-style interaction with my main accounting system software support…

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What to talk about this week?

What to talk about indeed. Still a head full of man flu this week. And trying to squeeze in writing this along with software demos, networking events and the odd bit of work if all else fails… To be honest the man flu is doable as long as there’s something to keep the brain cell in…

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Man flu again

Man flu. Can you even call it that when the wife goes down with it first? Firstly apologies for nothing last week – (i) we were away and (ii) man flu… Lorraine took time off work last week. On its own not an earth shattering statement but that woman just doesn’t take a sickie. Previous…

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Droning on

Until recently droning on (and on) would have had connotations of boredom, the hum of bees’ wings and the chanter of the bagpipes. But times change and having gone through the intermediate stage of a method of killing baddies (or people with different views from you in any case) the humble drone is now a…

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A doing week

This week has, in the main, been a doing week. After a couple of weeks with wall to wall appointments it’s been a novel experience. I have of course been softwared a number of times… I’m sure you know what I mean. Depending on when one week starts and finishes we were expecting to collect…

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Are your team gruntled?

It’s a question worth asking. It – originally – came about because of a news item earlier in the week saying that a significant data breech was caused by a disgruntled employee. Which got me thinking. What’s the opposite of disgruntled? And the only answer can be gruntled, can’t it? And it DOES (surprisingly?) exist…

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