June 2019 archive

Life Behind The Steering Wheel

I’m sat not moving. I’m sat in the middle of no-where and I’m not going to be moving for ages. For some unknown reason, I actively choose to lose hours of my life, every week, just to sit and do nothing.

To be fair, I’m in my car on the way to work and theirs a traffic jam. It’s not unexpected and it’s not like I haven’t planned for it. It is the same every day and it will never change.

There are hours in my week, where I know I’ll be sat here, doing nothing. Just me behind the steering wheel and the radio letting me know that there’s traffic exactly where I am sat stationary.
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5 Advantages of Colocation for Your Business

A colocation centre, also known as a carrier hotel, is a type of data centre. With a regular data centre, businesses can rent out server space to store their data on. But with a colocation centre, businesses can rent out space, equipment or bandwidth. This enables smaller businesses to access the kind of features and capabilities that are usually reserved for bigger and better-established businesses. (more…)

Finding Solace

It is a rare treat in my day that I manage to find five minutes to think about anything which isn’t work. Finding that minute of solace in a hectic and managing to appreciate it is almost unheard of in my office.

We all run fast, we sprint from decision to decision, certain that the profit and the bottom line will be hugely negatively affected if we pause to breathe for a second.

Most of the time we’re right, most of the time the decision needed to be made an hour ago, yet we’re only just hearing of the issue. Most of the time is not that moment of solace, so when it comes we need to truly embrace it. (more…)

The Old Bet

Right before you read this, you need to know a few things.

I am a fully-grown man. I am a highly functioning, academically successful, fully-grown man. In fact, I am not only fully-grown, but also somehow, I manage to hold down a job as the head of a department of data nerds. You could say that I’m king nerd in our organisation.

I’m forced to lay this down at the outset, because the rest of this post will probably make you think that I’m a child and not a very useful child at that.

It all stems back to a bet I used to have with a childhood friend of mine. We had grown up living across the road from each other, and we had formed our friendship when 50p was a huge amount. So, naturally, our bet stems back to these days. The bet propositions have gotten larger and grown with age, and yet the bet stakes haven’t. We have a rule of the 50p bet. Now don’t think I’m that stupid, our bet uses the very same 50p piece every time. Inevitably, it’s more about the ownership of the coin, than it is about the money.
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