Posts Tagged ‘travel’

May 2022

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Pupdate May saw the last of this year’s beautiful bluebells, and the boys enjoyed running around amongst them. Back to Barcelona After Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Mar I returned to Barcelona for the more focussed Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions World Congress. It was a much smaller event, but for me the conversations were […]


March 2022

31Mar22

Pupdate Although it’s looking ready to snow outside as I type, we’ve had some glorious summery weather in March, which means plenty of time outside running around for the boys. But the picture that grabbed most attention was this one: People thought we’d got another sausage dog, but it was just the boys hanging out […]


Background A travel router has been part of my kitbag for many years, starting with a D-Link DWL-G730AP back in 2007. More recently I’ve been using a few GL.iNet GL-MT300N (v2), as they’re small and cheap enough to have in my work bag and my travel bag. I wasn’t particularly worried about speed, as I […]


TL;DR If you happen to be in Zurich, and you want to get to Munich (or vice versa), then it turns out that the Inter City Bus (ICB) is probably the least worst option. Background I was in Zurich last week speaking at the Open Cloud Forum hosted by UBS, where it was my great […]


I get to go along to a lot of industry conferences, and goody bags are pretty standard fair. I expect that most of them quickly find their way to landfill, which is always a shame. A couple of years ago I was visiting somebody who I’d met at a conference, and I had one of […]


For a little while I’ve been experiencing lousy service from my credit card providers, and judging by what I hear from others I’m far from alone on this. The level of false positives from card company fraud detection systems has reached a point where it’s creating a bad customer experience, and it often seems that ‘common sense’ […]


I’ve been on the road now for a week and a half, which has brought me into contact with some of the slowest, most expensive Internet access I’ve suffered in some time. I’m used to mobile Internet being expensive and slow, but this has been even worse. My problems started in an airport lounge in […]


I’ve just returned from my third trip without a laptop – the longest so far, with a whole week in the US. Mostly this has worked out very well. Power to weight ratio Just like with fast cars/bikes, this is the key to success. I’m finding that the iPad 2 can make it through a […]


Getting there It’s often argued amongst business travellers which of London Heathrow (LHR) or New York (JFK) qualifies as the worst airport in the world. In my opinion they’re both bad, but Orlando (MCO) is the winner of that dubious honour – subjecting travellers to another round of security screening after they’ve been through passport […]