A while back I used to take ‘desk of the day’ photo’s capturing all the different desks and different locations I got to work out of, I stopped for a while but I’ve not started visiting some interesting place again, this was my desk on Friday the 20th of May whilst at GE’s AMSTC in Michigan
For the last few years I used Remember The Milk (RTM) to track my personal to-do lists, but found the annual subscription a little too high. So I looked for an alternative and Toodledo (http://www.toodledo.com/) is it.
Firstly, it’s a crap name, it sounds like some kids game, but putting that aside it’s a neat service and the key part is there’s app that sync to the web service for the iPad, Android devices and Blackberry too.
I just bought Taskjot (http://www.taskjot.com/) for my Blackberry to get my to-do’s on it and it works a treat, so all the pieces are there for me to run and have access to all my up to date actions on pretty much any device.
I start a new Job tomorrow (28th), I’ve left Orange Business and I’ve joined GE. It’s Telecoms sourcing still but I’m extremely excited to be joining such a huge and dynamic business.
I’ll need to update the about me page, Linkedin etc etc, but when I get a little more time.
just had an idea, could you develop a service whereby if someone tweeted in Chester with the hash #ch100pub and location switched on “wanted pub 5/10 with music and real ale” it returned a tweet with with the nearest pub meeting that criteria?
Following on from last years 40 beers for 40 years, I’ve got a new challange for 2011 and beyond, visit pretty much every pub in Chester and record it here http://100pubsinchester.wordpress.com/
I’ve lived in Chester for over 13 years now and I’ve probably been to about 20 something different pubs in all that time, so it was about time that changed.
The ability to check in before you get to the airport is awesome, it saves so much time and speeds up getting through to the get hugely. Printing off a boarding pass at home is pretty straight forward, but the problem comes when you can’t yet check in for the return leg. You can only check in 24hrs before and that usually means checking in whilst your travelling. That’s OK if your in an office with a printer say your own company for example, but if it’s someone else’s office you’ve got to print to PDF transfer it to a USB memory stick and beg someone to print it out a right hassle.
Now, forget the printing, just have the boarding pass emailed to your smartphone. My recent trip with KLM to Vienna was mobile boarding pass enabled and made checking in at home and whilst travelling a breeze. No more thinking how am I going to get this printed or how much extra time will I need to leave to queue up at those self service machines, it’s just in your inbox.
If you get a chance to try it, I recommend it as it works great. Out of the 4 flights I made last week, 1 flight attendent grabbed my phone and scanned it, but most just asked me to place it on the scanner my self. The security guys at the scanners just wanted to check the date so there was no issue their either.
My last post was on my 40 different real ales this the year of my 40th birthday. I’d managed 30 up until a few days ago and then over the last fortnight I’ve managed 5 more..
- ?Eastgate Ale. Weetwood Brewey (a Cheshire business)
- Ossett Brewery Pale Gold
- Beartown kodiak gold
- Wrinkle brewery lord lucan
- Rebellion Smuggler (4.1% ABV), The Marlow Brewery
The fifth beer was at Heston’s Hinds Head in Bray on Tuesday evening, considering were it was poured it wasn’t the best of the bunch. So just short of two weeks left to go and it should be a breeze now, hopefully can leave just 1 to go for my actual birthday.
A little secret, this year I’m going to be 40, a bit of shock to the system but I thought I’d try and do something a little different through the year to make it a little bit special.
As I’ve ‘matured’ I’ve moved away from fizzy beers through to ones with a little more taste and substance, i.e. real ales.
I had thought about doing 40 for 40 as new and different foods, but thought that might get tricky into the thirties, brain and whale blubber kinda put me off that.
So I thought I’d do 40 beers instead..so it’s about 3 weeks to go, surely enough time to get the final 10 done.
The beers drunk so far….
- Blue Monkey. 16. 1. 10, Brewery: BG Sips
- Brimstage, Brewery Rhode Island Wirral
- Summer Wine Inferno, Holmfirth
- Marble Pint 3.9%
- Winter Belle Gertie Sweet Pale 4.5%
- Harveston Schiehallion Scotish 4.8%
- harvest pale ale Black sheep Winter.
- Pale ale acorn brewery
- Spitting feathers brewery – thirst quencher.
- Spring head, meltdown,
- Wharfbank Tether Blond, Yorkshire. 4.1%
- Ludlow gold 4.1% pale ale
- Crouch vale, Brewers gold
- Acorn Brewery – Barnsley Gold
- Northern – what is it, Malt golden beer
- Roos eps Yankee. From York
- Acorn White oak, very pale
- Arbour light
- Dark Beauty
- Titanic stearage
- Ossett Yorkshire Blonde
- Bridge of Allan, Sporran warmer – blonde ale, creamy
- Hop Garden Gold, Hogs back brewey
- Golden sheep – Black Sheep Brewery
- Golden Delicious – Burton Bridge brewery
- Sharps Cornish Coaster
- Farmers Blonde
- Facers Clywd Gold
- Fullers Organic Honey Dew
- Hop Garden Gold
Only 10 to go…can I do it?
We’re off to Compton Pool
again for a long weekend at the Farmhouse, it’s turning into a bit of an annual Family event, we have to thank my Mum for that. This I think is our 5th visit to Compton Pool and I’m sure it’ll be great again.
Ann and John are always great to their guests and it’s an award winning destination. It even appeared on Sarah Beeny’s developer program as the model of how to develop a holiday home.
Anyway, as always we’ll look forward to it and it’ll all be over too quick!
Had a great afternoon at the park today, enjoyed the last of the sunshine.
I can’t see this warm sunny weather lasted beyond the next few days.