July 13, 2014

Even When I Try To Escape From Work ..

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This year I probably won’t take a “proper” holiday. I’m more likely to take a few short “semi-holidays” either alone or with friends or family. The first one of these breaks was to Lisbon. And it was meant to be a holiday .. but could I escape work? Well not entirely: Yes, that’s the .pt [...]

June 21, 2014

Pizza In London

Tasty Italian pizza in Princi, London

When you’re travelling you tend to end up eating a mish-mash of good, mediocre, excellent and terrible food. You never know where you’re going to end up eating and sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised. On a recent trip to London I was brought to Princi for dinner. It’s, to borrow an Americanism, awesome. The [...]

May 18, 2014

DotNGO T-Shirt

I love t-shirts – they’re like my daily “uniform” so I was delighted to get this t-shirt from the guys at PIR. They’re launching .ngo / .ong in the next few months and have been working on some marketing material. Love this design Related Posts:Very cool marketing!Spartacus Gods of the Arena – Cheeky Slogan TshirtTongue [...]

April 16, 2014

What A Difference A Small Tweak Can Make

If you’re a coffee drinker you know the difference between a good coffee and a bad one. But what makes the difference? Is it something big or something quite small and insignificant? Yes, it’s the small detail that can make all the difference. In our case it was getting a coffee machine serviced more regularly. [...]

April 10, 2014


Unless you’ve been hiding offline for the last few days you’re probably aware of the Heartbleed vulnerability with OpenSSL.. XKCD of course has a slightly different take     Related Posts:If Social Media Updates Had ContextOnline Reviews And ShoppingNasty Hacks Hijack Your Site’s TrafficWireless And Web Based Security Systems?TimThumb Updated To Version 2

April 6, 2014

Singapore Hotel View

Singapore is a very modern city. It’s got plenty of the ultra-modern highrises that you often only find on the outskirts of European cities. On my recent trip to Singapore I was staying on the 39th floor with a pretty good view of the city’s skyline: Related Posts:.brussels NewTLDs.co chopsticksICANN 46 Gala BeijingLife On A [...]

March 19, 2014


I have several friends who work in law enforcement, in particular dealing with crimes against children One of them shared this video a couple of days ago, which is an Australian TV documentary. The video runs to about 45 minutes but it is well worth watching, though it is also very very disturbing: Related Posts:Is [...]

March 11, 2014

Swedish Cuisine

Last night I was taken out for dinner by the guys in NetNod. They took us all to a very nice Swedish restaurant down by the water in Stockholm. The menu, below, is in Swedish, so I had to get one of the local hosts to translate it for me. The food was exquisite and [...]

March 9, 2014

I Love Serbian Pricing

I’m in Belgrade, Serbia, for about 24 hours as I’m speaking at an event here tomorrow. Across the street from the hotel there’s a Costa Coffee so I headed over there to grab a bite to eat and a coffee. I’m always fascinated by the difference in pricing between various countries and how much value [...]

March 8, 2014

Hilton Honors (sic) Finally Send Me A Physical Card

I’ve been staying at Hilton hotels around the world for the last few years. One of the reasons why I use Hilton more than any other hotel group is because their Hilton Honors (sic) program is pretty good. You earn points with every stay and you can cash those in for free hotel nights, but [...]