A cameraman friend of mine, Gabe, received a call from an old friend of his, Blake, who needed a favour. He was having some issues with his website and development team. He wanted to meet to discuss matters more fully.
Euro Article Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. I wrote an article in February this year titled ‘where have all the heroes gone’ hoping for Britain to be brave and believe in itself. I was as surprised as everyone when last week we did exactly that.
Euro Article In light of the upcoming referendum, I recently briefed my US colleagues on the situation as I see it and, amid the coming noise, were there tech opportunities?I have always believed that Europe’s strength lay in its diversity, its competitiveness, its friendly rivalry, its cooperation, copying the best practices of neighbours, its independent pride and patriotism. It’s not news that, generally, most Brit’s have a sweeping disregard for politicians. None more so than the power hungry expense cheating Mandarins of Brussels. How can it be just, that such ‘suits’ fairly control the affairs of a variety of sovereign states from afar. History shows us that they clearly can’t. Just look at Greece, the founders of democracy, the home of heroes like Hercules and Achilles, currently being bullied by bureaucrats from Brussels. These EU megalomaniacs are removing all parliamentary self rule from the birthplace of democracy. We watched as those power crazed Eurocrats…
Security Article Imagine that someone was watching you, eavesdropping on your entire family, all of their emails, texts, thoughts, ideas, photographs and listening into every phone call. Imagine how you’d feel. Imagine that if, after challenging them, they managed to bully you and bully your loved ones, because they were bigger, smarter, richer, more articulate, more powerful, more popular. Angry?
Just after nearly losing my shirt in the financial collapse, sparked by Lehman Brothers, I was the subject of much harassment for payment of all manner of outstanding bills. Massive bills in many instances. The worst by far being the persistent, pestering of collectors.
So there we were, 6 men in an oak panelled boardroom, sat around an enormous mahogany table, staring in disbelief at each other and a speakerphone.
For a while I worked at a University, in the Computer Laboratory. The Uni had a brilliant but totally accident-prone Safety Officer.
So here we are at 30,000 feet flying to Utah.
I left the Rev and my adopted and super LDS family to fly to meet an old friend ‘Big Geoff’ in Vegas. He was a big man in stature as well as personality. He was well known in Vegas, I guess a smaller high roller. But the management loved him.
One of my old business partners, ‘The Reverend’ was a very senior Mormon.