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UK & I PF Social

UK & Ireland Peering Forum Social

Informal social event for Network Engineers and Peering coordinators during London Technology Week – UK & I PF Social Once again LONAP is joining forces with the other mutual IXPs in the UK and Ireland to promote Peering and facilitate the exchange of ideas in an informal atmosphere. Attending this event will enable you to network […]

BT speaking clock is 80 years old on Sunday

At the third stroke lets all sing happy birthday I usually ignore the zillions of press releases I get in my trefor.net inbox. I made the mistake of once agreeing to go on some PR database and I get lots of crap from people I’ve never heard of. On this occasion however I am going […]

LONAP

LONAP @ RIPE72

LONAP is at RIPE72 Wearing my LONAP hat again today. Actually that is a figure of speech. You can see from the featured image that I’m really wearing my LONAP shirt. Facebook friends will know that I’m at the RIPE72 conference in Copenhagen. We, LONAP, get a lot out of these conferences. Not only is […]

Founders and Coders Cohort 7

WebRTC: hacking apps for mental health services

WebRTC hacks for social benefit Last week I explained how we at IPCortex were working with a social enterprise called Founders and Coders to use WebRTC to help solve some social challenges. The plan was to introduce the ambitious FAC team (16 trainee Javascript developers), to WebRTC via a week long workshop. We’d then support […]

trefbash 2015 update

trefbash 2015 is today – SOLD OUT

trefbash 2015 est arrivee trefbash 2015 is a sellout, as usual and I’m looking forward to meeting y’all. Hopefully the theme of Bond meets Rocky Horror will have given people food for thought. Early indications are positive. Don’t expect much feedback tomorrow as trefbash has traditionally grown into a two day event. Doors open tonight at […]

trefbash 2015 update

trefbash 2015 update

trefbash 2015 update – registrations over the halfway mark Signups for trefbash 2015 are roughly on par with last year with over a 100 tickets now “sold”, most of which have gone to regulars. It’s quite interesting to see which ticket types have been selling fastest – I’ve crested a number of different tickets in […]

dark nights come early and custard is a dish best served cold

Ten past four and it’s getting dark!

Custard is a dish best served cold I’m a great believer in knocking off work when it gets dark. If it had been intended that we should work in the dark we would have invented torches been born with a light on our foreheads. It’s ten past four and it’s getting dark. Time to huddle […]

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gopro pigs

GoPro Pigs GoPro

GoPro Pigs GoPro on broadbandrating.com Needs no introduction really but if you were one of the global audience that saw the original broadbandrating pig racing video you will know that a GoPro camera was strapped to the back of one of the pigs as part of the filming. GoPro pigs! Well this is that pure GoPro […]

cricket

More tea vicar?

That’s a random blog title. I am not drinking tea and the vicar doesn’t come round to our house since the day a few years back I dropped a hot leg of lamb onto his lap. Not deliberately of course but drop it I did. I also spent the rest of that Sunday afternoon plying […]

iBeani pirate

iBeani

iBeani pirate product Sick and tired of having a cushion on your lap to prop up the iPad or laptop but don’t want to risk radiating your gonads? Look no further. Introducing the iBeani™ – a stylish bean bag, specifically designed to hold tablets or e-readers on any surface at the perfect angle. Tired of […]

hot wax treatment

Chllan-did-noh and the hot wax treatment

hot wax treatment – has to be experienced Sat in the period luxury of the lounge of the Dunoon Hotel in Llandudno. That’s Chllan-did-noh, not landudnoe. The Dunoon Hotel it all its finery is however not the subject of this post. This afternoon I had my first experience of the hot wax treatment. This was […]

avon sss

Summertime and the Avon SSS has arrived

Avon SSS sung to the tune of Summertime The Avon SSS has arrived. Avon Skin So Soft, the ultimate in midge repellant. No boy scout serious beach surfin’ camper should be without. As used by the Royal Marines in jungle warfare training, apparently. And perfect for going to Hillend campsite in the Gower. We aren’t […]

LinkedIn spam

Stop Press – wonderful LinkedIn invite

LinkedIn spam Just seen this wonderful invitation to connect on LinkedIn. See the featured image. As you can see it’s from ABDULKADIR BALA MOHAMMED – FORMER MINISTER OF FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ABUJA NIGERIA I was so excited by it I had to drop writing a post on how I’m going about choosing a new broadband provider […]

women in tech

Women in tech week social stats

Women in tech week on trefor.net attracts high level of social media engagement It looks as if we will be carrying one or two women in tech week posts over into this week but as of this morning the statistics look very good. 12 posts received a total of 694 shares split as follows: 275 […]

Norm challengers

Do you challenge the norm?

Norm challengers of the world unite Howard Fisher from LINX just posted a comment on Facebook: “Junk mail just received advertising a presentation says “Simon’s extensive global experience, providing bespoke solutions for clients, ‘challenging the norm’ to leverage competitive advantage. This is achieved via understanding leading agile workstyles and combining them with brand enhancing concepts […]

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streetlife

How to market online

Or online marketing marketed offline The good old fashioned postman dropped some good old fashioned snail mail through my letterbox. I’m working from home today so excitedly picked the mail up off the floor and flicked through it. One was addressed to “The lovely person who lives at…”. I gave it to son 2 to […]

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