- Exemplary WritingTax and Technical Writer, 2010 - present
- Exemplary ConsultingBusiness Adviser, 2003 - present
- Jon Stow ConsultingTax practitioner, 2002 - present
- Grant Thornton1994 - 2000
I am a tax practitioner in the UK,
which means that I help people find their way through the maze of
rules and legislation which run to many thousands of pages on paper,
though I keep my copies virtually of course to help save the
Many people might think that tax is boring but to me it is fun. There is a lot more to it than filling forms. I won't explain why, but if you have a tax problem, why not ask me, take a weight off your mind and let me enjoy myself.
Of course I also review the tax affairs of the business and the owners if they wish to save themselves even more money! You don't have to have the whole menu. If you would like business advice without the tax bit, or the other way round, that's up to you, the client; that is if you are a client. Anyway, you should not try to save tax at the expense of your business. The tax tail should not wag the commercial dog.
I love helping businesses improve and make steps towards success and I have helped many different types or traders and professionals. I have a great network of professionals to support me. I don't know everything but I am bound to know someone who can help you. Just ask!
I write a lot for marketing purposes and in my blogs. Have a look at On Our Bikes. I am happy to write for others on their websites. You can have technical web copy, practical useful articles or my opinion, but I do expect to be paid for any marketing material of course.
I will be pleased to introduce you to anyone in my network if I think it would be useful, and can connect you to any specialist business adviser you need from the wide selection to whom I have access. Please don't try to sell to me, though.
I am making a come back on the photography scene and I am keen to learn from others what I have missed out on in my absence.
Let's connect and learn from each other!
- Brentwood School
- St. John's School, Billericay
Don't be fooled by Klout scores for the lazy.
In the last several weeks, two people that I've known from online have taken their lives. In both cases, there were tweets or Facebook posts or Google+ updates that hinted that things might be falling apart. But we rarely notice such posts. We rarely hear them loudly, because they aren't Siri jokes or cats dressed like astronauts.
Depression is tricky. People seeking to connect and get solace online, it's not really going to help. You can't count on your Twitter following to pull you out of a depression. You can't feel floored when your online friends don't hear you loud and clear. Remember that everyone is living out their own biography, and they might not be as aware of what's been going on with you.
Seek help offline. Visit a priest or a rabbi or whatever religious person makes sense. Visit a shrink. Talk to your doctor. Often times, depression is a medical problem that is exacerbated by experiences happening in your environment.
You're not alone, but the online world makes it really hard to see your pain. Things move too fast, are too shiny, and we are all hurrying around. The online world can make you feel more alone when you're feeling sad.
Get help early. Don't feel like you are a failure because you need some help. The strongest people in the world get help often, in many forms. You are worth it. Please, seek help offline and then come back and chat with us, too. Okay?
FCC considering proposal to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones, SDRs) to prevent modification
The website LibrePlanet.org reports:
Right now, the FCC is considering a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification if they have a "modular wireless radio" or a device with an "electronic label". The rules would likely:
Restrict installation of alternative operating systems on your PC, like GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc.
Prevent research into advanced wireless technologies, like mesh networking and bufferbloat fixes
Ban installation of custom firmware on your Android phone
Discourage the development of alternative free and open source WiFi firmware, like OpenWrt
Infringe upon the ability of amateur radio operators to create high powered mesh networks to assist emergency personnel in a disaster.
Prevent resellers from installing firmware on routers, such as for retail WiFi hotspots or VPNs, without agreeing to any condition a manufacturer so chooses.
Take Action Now!
The FCC is asking for comments on this proposal. The most important thing you can do is comment on the FCC's proposal and tell them you want to be able to control your computing devices. Will you do this?
Comment deadline extended to October 9.
Read the full article here:-