(un)Helpful Errors
By: Date: April 9, 2014 Categories: Business,Technology

I sent an email to our BT account manager. I attached two call recordings. The message size in total was only about 30MB. Our mail systems regularly deal with multi-hundred MB attachments. I’m not even sure they have a limit as such. SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL FROM:<alex.bloor@aa.net.uk> SIZE=44091640: host smtpb1.bt.com []:…

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Argh Kelly
By: Date: March 27, 2014 Categories: Business,Technology

Yesterday morning, as I left my flat for work, I noticed a Kelly Communications engineer in the hallway of my block of flats. Outside on the road, the familiar van was parked. Since I do love to post an amusing photo on FaceBook, no matter how small the audience that will “get” the joke, I…

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Ofcom “Accredited” Comparison Sites
By: Date: March 6, 2013 Categories: Business,Technology

This blogpost has been updated, please see the bottom for more recent edits. I work for an ISP, Andrews & Arnold Ltd. We are a small provider, catering for business users who value quality and technical adeptness over cost. That’s not to say we are expensive. We believe we offer “good value” even if that…

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Nat West [parody] (based on Pet Shop Boys “Go West”)
By: Date: June 24, 2012 Categories: My Music,Sound

This one happened very suddenly. Natwest Bank (and RBS, and Ulster Bank) all had serious IT problems spanning several days. So on Friday night I cooked up the words for this song, recorded them on Saturday and made the video, releasing it Saturday Lunchtime. It’s now Sunday evening. We’re up to 3000 Youtube hits.. So…

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Simple things.
By: Date: April 11, 2012 Categories: My Photos,Photography

Sometimes you spend ages setting up a photo and it’s great and people love it. Particularly with portraiture. Sometimes you get lucky; shoot a few pics whilst out on a walk and one or two turn out well. Sometimes you point your camera out of the window, at nothing in particular, tweak the colours a…

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Limited editions – cows and landscape
By: Date: December 9, 2011 Categories: My Photos,Photography

In my previous photography post I indicated I might do a limited edition print run of the two photos; the cows and the landscape. I might yet change the titles of both; certainly I’m going to drop the word England from the start of the title of the landscape, making it just “With all thy…

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