garrylengthorn

30-May-12

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Today a unique thing happened in that a useful application was released for my Windows mobile device!

Thankfully this only come to light at the end of a busy working day, or I am not sure I could have lived with the excitement (how cynical I’ve become)!

Anyhow I will leave you hanging in anticipation of this and my working day, as we deal with the penultimate landmark feature.

The location of yesterday’s landmark photo, which was correctly guessed by Mr Cook was indeed Postman’s Park, hence my reference to my mate Bazza (postman) and the black and white cat reference (of Pat fame – clever eh)!

A quiet space in the City of London is remarkable, but Postman’s Park is unique. Round the corner from St Paul’s Cathedral where the streets are bustling, it contains the Watts Memorial where people who were ordinary, yet extraordinary are remembered in a very beautiful way.

In one corner of the park, easily overlooked under a canopy, there are over 50 plaques, with beautiful lettering hand-painted onto Royal Doulton tiles. Each one details the untimely end of a heroic soul who died trying to save another life. Except they put it much more poetically than that.

Although I’ve not been physically there, I plan to do it over the summer months.

Today’s landmark.

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What is this place? The most famous Lord Mayor of London would love this location.

My work day was split today between our HQ and our Bank office.

After some further work on the budget work I achieved the previous day, I’m hoping that this has put us in a position for our Finance guys to do their magic and hopefully this will be sufficient to close it out (but watch this space).

I also had an interesting session with a consultancy business we have worked with before that highlighted a product called Talon Storage. Wonder if anyone has come across this before and explored it as a branch office solution?

With one eye on Twitter again today, there were some interesting stories in the press today.

As mentioned yesterday, BT plan to deliver half a million hotspots at the Olympic games venues. What I did not realise is that they intend to deliver a significant part of this using a feature called FON, in which BT siphons off a portion of bandwidth from the wireless connections it provides to homes and offices in order to give the public a pay as you surf Wi-Fi hotspot. Clever way to make easy money eh! BT article.

Symantec Enterprise Vault declared a leader in the Gartner magic quadrant. How prudent were we that we purchased this product and are just about to go live with this leading email archiving product.

European council signs off reduced mobile roaming charges. How significant that could be for the poor souls that need to use their mobiles when on holiday and get stung for huge bills. Long overdue this one! Mobile article.

The new Windows mobile application is called Photosynth. Apparently you can create panoramic pictures using your still images. The Apple version has been a hit with over 7 million downloads. Watch this space though, as cannot find it yet in Windows Marketplace!

There are are now 58 days to the Olympics. Yesterdays event that includes a men’s world record that is nearly 100 metres and forms part of the Heptathlon and Decathlon is the Javelin.

Today’s event includes bunny hops and loop outs? Really!

Today’s highlight has to be the weather. It can only all go wrong, as we approach the long diamond jubilee weekend!

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