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Andy Owen
Works at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Attended Wilson's School
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Seem like some decent games, and the Boys have been after some new ones for their PCs...
Pay what you want and support charity!
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A ride through the Surrey countryside last night... 
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At the old Coulsdon ponds, swimming in the sky...
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Story of my latest Ski Trip to the Alps. Went just with Gary this year - a good time was had, lots of miles skied, a fair few beers supped.
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Quite right, we landed at Grenoble, afternoon flight, so we didn't get
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Day 4 of skiing in Alpe D'Huez... A great day...
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Day 2 in Alpe d'huez, a great days skiing.
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Ok, so are Smartwatches racist?

From : http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/how-accurate-are-wristband-heart-rate-monitors/

"One potential issue is skin pigmentation. As Bharat Vasan, COO and co-founder of Basis explained, "The light has to penetrate through several layers...and so the higher the person is on the Fitzpatrick scale (a measure of skin tone), the more difficult it is for light to bounce back. For someone who is very pale in a very brightly-lit setting, the light could get washed out. The skin color issue is something that our technology compensates for. The darker the skin, the brighter the light shines, the lighter [the skin] the less it shines.""

And, Tattoos cause problems too..

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More wrist-based heart rate monitors are hitting the market, letting you gauge your fitness with a quick read of your pulse. But as Sharon Profis discovered after a visit to the doctor, these optical monitors may need more R&D.
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#waze what is going on with my Waze? On jiayu s3, running Android 4.4.4..

Navigation works, but had these bizarre graphic glitches. Google maps navigation works fine....

Any ideas, anyone?
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Saw Home over the School Holidays - Sheldon will never be the same again. #bigbangtheory
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Day 5, another great day..
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Day 3 in Alpe D'Huez, a Fantastic days skiing, if a little too warm. 
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Love this tribute to the late great TP.


Web servers stage Pratchett tribute http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31907768
A long-running tribute to late fantasy author Terry Pratchett is being staged with the help of some of the web's servers
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Education
  • Wilson's School
    81 - 88
    O & A Levels...
  • North East Surrey College Of Technology
    Science A-levels, 88 - 89
    Retake of Maths, Physics & Chemistry A-levels
  • University of Surrey
    Applied Psychology and Sociology, 89 - 93
    Degree in Psychology and Sociology, drinking, sleeping.. Not necessarily in that order.
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Dad to two lovely boys, Head of IT as job, not currently looking
Introduction
Have two lovely, but annoying, frustrating, intelligent, belligerent, clever, silly, studious, easily bored, rapt, hooked on reading, physical young boys...

Fell into IT after University, much to my disappointment, and 21 years later still at it.

Love reading, particularly Science Fiction. Fascinated by technology, and the way it changes our lives, usually for the better.

Enjoy board and co-operative/social games (e.g. Pictionary, Articulate, Charades, etc...)


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What's to brag about? Still going...
Work
Occupation
Head of IT
Employment
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Informatics: Head of Technical Services, 2012 - present
  • The Big:Group
    IT Manager/Head of IT, 2012 - 2012
  • IPT Ltd
    Head of IT, 2008 - 2012
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  • Solitaire
  • WordBuzz
  • Shock-X. - Space shooter paper
Reasonably priced haircuts that don't make me or the boys look stupid.
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Handy to pick up, next orders. Friendly staff.
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Much improved recently
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Kid friendly, up to 20:00 at least. Food is adequate, and reasonably priced. New menu recently. Staff *almost* always friendly. Great opportunity for kids to play on the cricket pitch/green outside...
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Gone down hill under new management...
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Excellent value for money, good food, usually plenty of parking, occasionally brilliant special offers.. Wine v. Nice...
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