Code4Pizza; Coding experience not necessary

I have just returned from a great night at Code4Pizza were I had the pleasure of meeting some really switched on people wanting to do stuff just to help people.  That’s a pretty good reason in my book.  We need more of it in this country.  I guess its what people did before David Cameron invented the “big society“. Continue reading “Code4Pizza; Coding experience not necessary”

Invented here syndrome; Demand attention

What is it with the Northern Ireland/British psyche that we are inclined to be derogatory about stuff, policy, ideas, innovations and such like that are thought up within the confines of ‘our wee country’ or the shores that make up these islands?

We fail to support and nurture that talent and believe that it is good enough to play on the national stage, never mind the global one.  Couple that with the penchant for feigning over things thought up in other countries and you have well and truly got on my goat.

Rory Cellan-Jones blog “Attention, please, for UK startups” hit a bit of a raw nerve when I read it.  To say I was incandescent with rage is a huge overstatement.  I was certainly remotely perturbed at what he was saying to say the least.

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The iPhone 4GS (Good Signal)

It just struck me that since Apple have halted the release of the white iPhone 4 that maybe, just maybe, they are cooking up a PR double whammy of fixing the antennae issues and releasing a new variant of the Jesus/Judas phone out of the regular release cycle. My guess is that this will be just in time for the Christmas rush.

They won’t charge any less but they won’t charge more neither.

If I was Steve Jobs that’s what I would do.