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I am starting to plan 3 post-covid visits to London.
As per my policy on London visits (Click Here) all meetings will be held in the vicinity of London Heathrow Airport.
I already have some meetings penciled in but do have space for other meetings.
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Welcome to my first PDA. The Sharp IQ 7000!
I found this while clearing out some stuff recently. I am amazed I still had it. What is even more surprising is, that after all these years it still works! What is even more surprising is that if I click on the Memo function, there is a still note there that I wrote in 1992 regarding quite a car smash I witnessed on Balham High Road, London! There are also a few phone numbers that are long out of date. The Ford Dealer listed went bust in 1995 and I have updated the phone numbers for certain friends as they have all long moved on.
I picked this device up in 1991. It was expensive but I got a good discount through a friend of mine. It came with 32k (yes kilobytes) of memory and the calculator, memo, calendar, diary and contacts modules. You could expand it but these memory cards were very expensive so I didn’t bother with them. It served me well for a few years until a Psion came along. It shows how far we come in 30 years. 32k sufficed back then and this device could swallow all the data I could chuck at it. These days any device I touch needs at least 32 Gigabytes and all my devices have at least a 128GB SD card inserted into the expansion port. This also shows what we now need in terms of functionality. Back in 1991 I probably had about 100 contacts. Up until recently my mobile phone was synchronised with my work CRM system. over 14,000 contacts! I am now back to around 1,000 contacts. My memo files are generally a lot larger now too. I don’t think some of them would fit on this device.
Between 1991 and 1995 this device was constantly by my side along with my pager and latterly a Motorola 8800 and then a Motola Dynatac flip phone. and it worked very well, managing my life and keeping everything in one place. Mostly living in my jacket pocket or briefcase next to my wallet, passport, paperwork and cigarettes it got knocked about quite a bit too and certainly saw some “action”. However it never once let me down in the field which is more than I can say about some of the devices I have had had since. I am amazed it is working today as I write although it is nagging me for new batteries!
This was one of the first mainstream PDA devices and although it had its flaws it was a stellar bit of kit. It did show the market how these devices needed to be designed. Sharp left the PDA marketplace a long, long time ago. Based on this device I do wonder what delights they could come up with if they were still in the market.
I am going to keep this device and it will not be going on Ebay.
Despite retirement it has been a very busy quarter. This website has gained 46,498 visits to date with visitors spending an average of 32 minutes every hour on the site.
I am taking even more action against Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust as more stuff comes to light. Of course I will update you all.
Retirement is going well and I am not missing the business as much as I thought I would. Plans to relocate abroad are currently on hold, changes to Spanish legislation especially are causing issues and I might have to give the southern Spanish sunshine a swerve. France is still looking attractive, though. The hunt for a UK bolthole is going slowly and I am still smarting from missing out on a Grand Banks yacht last month! The sleeping situation is getting worse and I am falling over more often too. I am considering swapping the mobility scooter for a wheelchair.
The learning of Python is going ok. Various things going on in March has meant that there has not been as much time as I would like to devote to this. I have however managed to knock a few bugs out of some of my code. As mentioned in other blogs I have invested in Raspberry Pi’s and these are great tools. Some more may be ordered soon! My new media centre is just excellent. With various streaming tools, a good music and media player and some fine retro game emulators it is truly a fun thing to have. I am not a fan of modern gaming systems for example Xbox or the latest PlayStation or their games but I do have a fondness for the old school stuff and I am quickly relearning my Sega Megadrive skills from the early 90’s. My thanks must go to Recallbox for their excellent Raspberry Pi image.
The club is growing slowly but nicely and could do with new members but I am pleased with growth. I have expanded and uplifted the “Brucie bonus” section to allow members to earn money and do business from various initiatives. This includes document sharing and video conferencing. The Brucie Bonus Update is here along with the opportunity to earn some referral fees. I remind everyone that access to The Club is free.
I am still enjoying blogging regularly and enjoying the uplift in traffic that this brings. There has been an uplift in the number of pure play blogs posted in the last quarter.
Here are the most popular blogs from Q1:
- How I got big in Lingerie! – https://courtguinness.com/how-i-got-big-in-lingerie/
- Guy’s And St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust Added To Blacklist – https://courtguinness.com/guys-and-st-thomas-nhs-foundation-trust-added-to-blacklist/
- £10 Million To Sleep With Me and Boris Johnson If You Are Up For It – https://courtguinness.com/10-million-to-sleep-with-me-and-boris-johnson-if-you-are-up-for-it/
- Inflatable Roof Racks! You Must Be Joking! – https://courtguinness.com/inflatable-roof-racks-you-must-be-joking/
- GSTT Complaint and Investigation – https://courtguinness.com/gstt-complaint-and-investigation/
- Ford Mondeo Gone! – https://courtguinness.com/ford-mondeo-gone-give-me-five-minutes/
- 3 Vs 5 – https://courtguinness.com/3-vs-5/
- An Excellent Prank Call! The Women’s Institute! – https://courtguinness.com/an-excellent-prank-call-the-womens-institute/
- Apparently I Am Having a Mid-Life Crisis – https://courtguinness.com/apparently-i-am-having-a-mid-life-crisis/
- The Business, Design and Project Methodology To Beat Them All – https://courtguinness.com/the-business-design-and-project-methodology-to-beat-them-all/
- Why Does A Tech Guy Use One Of These – https://courtguinness.com/why-does-a-tech-guy-use-one-of-these/
- Well, They Want Some Of Us Back! – https://courtguinness.com/well-they-want-some-of-us-back/
- 10,693604!!! – https://courtguinness.com/10693604/
- Update February 14 2021 – https://courtguinness.com/update-february-14-2021/
- Rolling Retirement Blog 24/01/20 – Post Retirement Day https://courtguinness.com/rolling-retirement-blog-24-01-20-post-retirement-day/
The Linkgate saga continues. I lifted the Irish IP address bans and they simply returned! Blocks will be put back in place. As always I apologise to Irish visitors who are not involved but are nonetheless blocked. I am enjoying expanding my networks on other social media channels and Linkgate has driven more traffic here.
I have started booking for events for Q3 onwards and should be available for 1-2-1’s soon. I will update on international travel as soon as the relevant governments sort their s**t out. One trip to Ireland is long overdue as is a trip to mainland Europe. I am hoping for end Q3/early Q4 for both of these. Do keep an eye on this website for updates.
Lastly the giggle of the month must go to some people doing some work here who were questioned about an incident and gave a totally different version of events to the truth! Thing is the incident was captured on my CCTV so was their giving of their version of events! Muppets! I have taken further action against the firm and individuals involved.
That’s all for now!
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As face to face events are now opening up I am now arranging to attend events for the rest of the year.
I already have 2 events booked for later in the year.
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