Author Archives: Rob

Warning: Scam alert

I had a phone call earlier this evening from my sister in law who’d had a rather strange phone call and wanted to check with me. They had received a phone call from someone with an indian accent who claimed … Continue reading

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Beware of the hoax

I have just had from a client what appears to be the latest scare, which will inevitably result in some kind of infection. This is how it looks, which by the way appears very genuine. From: Abuse Department [] Sent: … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essential free to SMB’s

Yesterday Microsoft announced that as from early October (no actual date as yet) it will be making Microsoft Security Essentials available for small businesses with up to 10 PC’s FREE OF CHARGE. If you are not already aware of it … Continue reading

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Virtually the weekend

Today is shaping up to be a good end to a good week, not great but then not bad either. It has been a week of working with clients and working on my own business, which has been nice for … Continue reading

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Jack of all trades

Over this last week I have been speaking a lot with a good friend of mine. He is currently setting up the UK office for a German company who provide encryption solutions for businesses. Now, he has come from an … Continue reading

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Lessons learned

As I sat on the grass verge at the side of the A46 at the edge of Newark on Trent I thought of the last 12 hours and how it had ended in defeat for me. For those that know … Continue reading

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Your help please…

 At the start of this year I decided, in a moment of insanity, that I would set myself a challenge to cycle from home here in Ilkeston to Skegness on the East coast of England and then back again in … Continue reading

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Beware “Rose Coloured Glasses”

I truly believe that we are all guilty of seeing with “Rose Coloured Glasses”. For those very few who are not familiar with the phrase, it revolves around the concept of only seeing what you want to see and not … Continue reading

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Apple IOS4 is not for the iPhone 3G

As with the rest of the ‘sheep’ I was keen to get the new Apple IOS4 installed on my phone as soon as it came out on Monday this week. It took almost 3 hours for the whole process to … Continue reading

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Do you remember the first time?

Yesterday I went to see my son in his school play called “Do you remember the first time?”. He, along with 3 other children, played the part of adults waiting to go into an interview and they began talking about … Continue reading

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