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A new website

Welcome to my new website.

Much of the content of the old site will be transferred, but an overhaul of the content is also long overdue, so I'll be changing quite a lot of the site over the next few days (and possibly) weeks.




Latest blog posts:


last updated: Jun 18 2015 3:47 PM
  • Delivery Reports / Read Receipts
    After an installation of Google Apps, some people are concerned about the lack of the delivery report / read receipt feature. In one installation I did across 2 companies with ~60 users I was told that this could be a “deal-breaker” but after discussing it with the management, they agreed to give it a go [...]
  • SugarSync: Pros and Cons
    Before I installed Dropbox I briefly checked out what alternatives were available. One of the most interesting is SugarSync, another backup/synchronization service. First the pros: SugarSync (IMHO) does have some advantages over Dropbox (for my uses): the ability to sync any folder (not just one designated folder) the “SugarSync” File Manager “Share folders with permissions [...]
  • Dropbox Security
    You may, as I did, wonder just how secure your data on Dropbox is. Can the guys and gals at Dropbox read what’s inside your super-secret file? What happens if you, or someone you’re sharing a folder with, accidentally deletes something important? Where are your files actually kept? These excerpts from the Dropbox website should [...]


You may find the links below useful or interesting.

  • www.opensource.org - The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open-source community.
  • www.8daysaweek.co.uk - A User-Focused OpenOffice.org site with Forums, Help Centre, Easy Installation CDs & Portable OOo on USB Flash Drive.  8daysaweek produce discs and USB keys with the best available Open Source Software (and Freeware) on, making it easy to install and learn about these programs.
  • www.openoffice.org - OpenOffice.org (OOo) Official Site.  OOo is one of the most well-known Open Source programs.  It is a fully featured Office Suite, a viable alternative to using Microsoft Office.


This isn't a portfolio of websites (there's a separate Portfolio page for registered users), I have developed some of these sites, but also listed here are clients who have sought Consultancy, Hosting, Websites, Database Development or Support.

  • www.8daysaweek.co.uk - website promoting Open Source software, providing forums for support and items to purchase through a shopping cart.


Companies I work with to provide additional services to clients.

  • www.bsalute.co.uk - Birmingham Salute Media Productions provide custom media packages of high quality video and sound for individuals and businesses.