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Quentin Stafford-Fraser
Attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College
Lives in Cambridge, UK
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See also Leaping Tilly part II!
Leaping Tilly part II
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Quentin, your dog is brilliant, she actually walks herself! :D
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Question: Can you start an audio-only Google Hangout?
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Ah, thanks, all. and Jo Paulger discovered that if you can revert to the old-style chat widget in Gmail, you can then make audio-only calls.

https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/3115176?hl=en&ref_topic=2944848

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Couldn't get to my horse-riding lesson on time today because the traffic made my car too slow.  That's progress :-)
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A great post, Mollie - The way I cope with this is to remember that, after I'm dead, I'll be precisely as upset about not being alive as I was before I was born!
I have come to my own conclusion that once you have died, that is it. There is no heaven nor hell, no paradise, no waiting in purgatory, no becoming a ghost, no nothing. You lose all consciousness, your mind has finally stopp...
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Thanks Quentin! My friend and I were actually discussing that the other day in a chemistry class! Obviously not doing what we were supposed to... ;)
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Just experimenting with G+ photo albums...
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Hurrah for +Jeff Jarvis ... Finally, someone speaking some sense about big companies and tax laws!
 
The BBC's 5Live had me on this morning (2a New York time!) to talk -- once again -- about the supposed contretemps about Google and taxes in the UK. My opener: This story is absurd. The scandal here is with the legislators and diplomats who need to do their job and reform their tax laws, not with companies that do what they are supposed to do -- and what every taxpayer does: minimize taxes. 

As I crawled into bed, the BBC called and said the response was "amazing" and asked me to come back on at 3a New York time. I said let me sleep. As they should let this story sleep. 
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If there's one thing more foolish than student politics, it's heads of Oxbridge colleges who say things like this to papers like the Daily Mail :-)

The fact that King's students were highly represented in the protests comes as no great surprise, though!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2080949/Im-busy-protesting-study-First-class-degrees-fall-Kings-College-marches-Cambridge-students.html
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Just rebuilt iMac from backups after hard disk died and was replaced. Fortunately all went smoothly, though slowly.

Ask yourself this question: What will I do when the hard disk I'm currently using fails and all my data is lost? Don't make the mistake of substituting 'when' with 'if' - they all fail eventually. What would I do if it happened right now, and my computer had to go away tonight for a week and be repaired, and came back with a shiny new blank disk?
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My answer - as with QSF's - is Dropbox. The most vital stuff isn't there, it's elsewhere and safeguarded, but for the rest, DB is a very useful "ambient backup" and file/directory sharing mechanism with an unlimited rollback (paid version) for lost/damaged files.
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Education
  • Haileybury and Imperial Service College
    80 - 85
  • Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
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A jack-of-all-trades and master of very few
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Founder or co-founder of a few companies including Ndiyo, Camvine, Exbiblio, DisplayLink and Telemarq.

Quentin lives in Cambridge, UK and does consulting work for nice people doing cool stuff, and  also works part-time in the University of Cambridge Computer Lab.

He enjoys long walks with his spaniel, scuba diving, and trying not to fall off horses.

You can find out more about him on his blog, his personal site, or on Wikipedia.

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