The Railway Man

The Railway Man by Eric Lomax is described as “a remarkable true story of forgiveness–a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the …

The Kingmaker’s Daughter

Anyone picking up The Kingmaker’s Daughter as their first Philippa Gregory book will not be disappointed. Anyone who has already read The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady …

The Great Gatsby (2013)

What a great example of how to make a 30 minute drama into a 2+ hour mess. Simple enough story, one party scene all that required to get the message …

The Scarpetta Factor

I enjoy Patricia Cornwall and have enjoyed her Scarpetta series in the past but The Scarpetta Factor just didn’t work for me. What storyline there was worked OK but the …

The Colour Of Law

You have read The Colour Of Money by Mark Gimenez, even if you have never heard of him, as there is not one original thought or story line in the …

Rugby Arena

According to the iTunes Store the Rugby Arena – The 2011 World Cup Guide (Unofficial) describes Alexandru Halmagean’s application like this: Rugby Arena is the ultimate app for rugby fans. …

Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris

It took me a while to get round to reading Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris. In fact I remember starting it once and it not grabbing me straight away. I …

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I read The Road with a element of apprehension after a couple of people had told me it was depressing. Before I read it I checked put what Amazon had …

AroundMe iPhone Application

Sometimes I can only dream about how good the iPhone is! You see living here in Almerimar I really don’t get to use it to its full advantaage: I don’t …

Tags

Tags ($29) from Gravity Apps could well be the answer to a lot of peoples prayers, but at the same time it could be ‘yet another’ addiction/distraction that will keep …

Every Mac Loves Toast!

If PathFinder is a cult application in the Mac community, then Toast ($99.99 or $149.99 Pro) is truly iconic. I have mentioned before how much I love Toast but with …

Pathfinder 5

When I first got a Mac I thought that the Finder was so much better than anything I had ever experienced on a Windows PC it never dawned on me …

ForkLift 1.6

Be not mislead by the seemingly minor advance in version numbers – this 1.6 release is a major jump from the previous 1.5.x releases. So be prepared for a series …

The Art Of Black & White Photography

The Art Of Black And White Photography ($44.95) looks at techniques for creating superb images in a digital workflow: Over the last few years, most books on photography emphasized explaining …

FoneLink

FoneLink (39.95€ for a single license) is a frustrating application to say the least!!! I use it with my N95 to sync with my Mail (including To Do and Notes), …

More Summer Reading

Just read four, somewhat different books, over the last couple of weeks as the summer binge continues!! We are in the middle of a exceptionally hot period at the moment. …

Hot Fuzz

I finally got round to watching Hot Fuzz while I was away this time – on the MBP in the hotel room, which was pretty cool. The MBP was certainly …

2008 Week 2 Progress

Or more accurately – no progress! At 217 lbs I have had a static week which is OK given that I haven’t really started running yet and had a pretty …

Stumbleupon or Digg?

First up an advance warning – I am really after your participation through this post! I have never really got into digg. In the past I have had days when …

Miglia Blog

The Miglia Blog has now gone live. Miglia asked me some time ago if I would be prepared to work with them on developing, launching and maintaining their new blog. …

UK Trip

Another quick ‘heads up’ (horrible American phrase that is is!!). I will be in the UK on the 6th and 7th of November doing some consultancy. I will be around …

Consultancy Report

I have just finished and submitted the 17,500 word, 46 page report that I have written evaluating the potential markets and feasibility for a new product concept for a US …