Have to say my kids have done a remarkable job of finding decent places with good landlords. Clearly the majority of landlords are not following the worst practices depicted in the programme, but that still leaves a small percentage responsible for many thousands of properties that are.
What baffles me is why people choose to live and work in London on the lower incomes. There are jobs elsewhere in the country where property costs are much lower, or even where the cost and time of commuting into London and accommodation outside of London seems to far outweigh the disadvantages. (If it takes nearly three hours to commute, then you are in the wrong place - sometimes further out is quicker.)
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My other half wanted to compare Apple MacBook Air with MacBook Pro (her Lenovo Yoga packed up earlier in the day).
Unfortunately, all the Apple laptops were glued down, so you could not pick them up to compare the weight, size, balance in the hand. We spoke to staff and the [duty] manager. They said they did not have any not glued down that we could use to compare.
Went to Stormfront in the town centre instead, where they had the usual security cable which they were happy to disable for us so we could really compare. We bought a high spec MacBook Pro from them..
On reflection, looks like PC World were selling old stock anyway, and the same prices as Apple and Stormfront were selling newer models.
Quite surprised that it is not a real Apple Store in the town centre.
EE offered one for £499 on pay as you go, with £10 top up, but it would be locked to EE. They would unlock for £20 after 6 months. Seems a bit rich for a phone you own outright. No use to me as I want to be able to switch sims for coverage and do not like being locked into a contract. I think you can get them unlocked anyway.
Three, with whom I currently have a rolling monthly contract (30 day notice) wanted £599 but could offer a contract for 24 months for £42 (then £40) per month for unlimited everything with the phone included. The agent I spoke with got a bit worked up (but, just, kept a lid on it) when I pointed out I did not need everything, just unlimited data and a few minutes and calls so it was valid for me to compare with my current deal which demonstrated that buying the phone outright was cheaper (£18x24 +£600 but probably less is cheaper than £40x24). At least 3 phones are unlocked, so you can use other sims when required.
Vodafone would not sell an unlocked phone. Couldn't be bothered to wait in O2. CarphoneWarehouse wanted £600 (even after I told them what EE offered).
I see a lot of offers below £600 on Amazon and eBay turn out to be versions without 4G or fake ones which you only really detect by trying to boot into the downloader (which the fakes lack).
On reflection, having not been able to satisfy the current itch, have realised I am just wanting to upgrade to have the best whilst I am anxious about my next role. Really, there is nothing wrong with the Note 3 (as has pointed out) - the change is not great enough. I have decided (accidents/theft apart) not to change phone until after we sell up the house.
If Samsung go the same way with the Note 5 as they have with the S6 though, I am not sure what my next step shall be. I think LG are introducing a phablet with a l-pen (cf s-pen). I want to be able to take the back off and replace the battery. I want to be able to add micro-sd storage.
Happy to continue hosting it, just wondering about its future.
(Incidentally, the home button on the menu is linking to the wrong place.)
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- DVLAConsulting Executive Architect, 2015 - presentAssisting DVLA in progressing Government Digital Services
- Kyber ConsultancyOwner, 2013 - presentOwner and Managing Director of an Independent IT Consultancy business providing consulting services on IT Strategy development and execution, IT Management delivery, and IT Project Management
- DMW GroupAssociate Management Consultant, 2013 - 2015DMW is one of the UK's leading independent IT consultancies specialising in the design, delivery and operation of IT systems. Stuart provides Management Consultancy and Project Management services and is currently leading a major infrastructure change programme for Microsoft.
- MicrosoftGlobal IP Re-addressing Programme Manager, 2014 - 2015Working with DMW Group on an engagement at Microsoft where he is leading a global programme around IP re-addressing to facilitate integration of the former Nokia corporate network with the Microsoft corporate network.
- IBMSenior Managing Consultant and Project Manager, 2002 - 2013Business consulting and complex systems integration project management helping bring about major change in businesses. Cloud Programme Lead for IBM Global Business Services UK & Ireland. Global Lead for Technology Strategy in Merger & Acquisitions. Roles include: Portfolio Manager for DLVA Infrastructure; Implementation Manager for DWP Universal Credit; Infrastructure Lead for Nationwide SAP banking implementation. Project Lead on HHT and back office PC infrastructure developments for Marks & Spencers; IT Strategy for Norwich Union (now Aviva).
- Pricewaterhouse CoopersManaging Consultant, 2001 - 2002Management Consultant. Led on SLA development for Royal Mail for outsource of central IT. Startup PMO lead for Reuters on acquisition of Bridge.
- Kingfisher plcCTO B&Q online & Head of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001Chief Technology Officer for development and management of B&Q online offering (diy.com) and head of systems for other Kingfisher ecommerce brands including Comet, Woolworths, Screwfix, Superdrug, MVC.
- Entertainment UKGroup IT Manager, 1997 - 1999Group IT Manager responsible for IT systems for UK's largest distributor of video and audio entertainment products (CDs, DVDs, games) and game consoles. Over 2m items picked per day in peak trading periods. Turnover above £1 billion per year. Also responsible for IT at Demon records (former Elvis Costello label).
- B&Q PLCCTO B&Q Online, 1999 - 2001Responsible to B&Q and Kingfisher for development of online brand and capability; selection, development, implementation and operation of web and underlying technology to bring proposition online.
- CometHead of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001
- SuperdrugHead of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001
- WoolworthsHead of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001
- Mott MacDonaldDivisional Director, IT Services Division, 1989 - 1991UK's largest independent engineering consultancy, engagements throughout the world. Responsible for central IT services to all business units.
- Butterley EngineeringIT Manager, 1985 - 1989Specialist mechanical and electrical custom engineering firm, particularly focused around development of high integrity cranes for use in difficult environments. Led small IT organisation, software development, management and training on CAD system.
- A B CranesIT Manager, 1984 - 1985
- Uptons PLCSalesman, 1983 - 1984
- BPExternal Management Consultant, 2013 - 2013Carried out reviews of in flight projects.
- BPExternal Management Consultant, 2014 - 2014Interim programme manager for two global projects migrating from legacy systems to enterprise systems in CRM and Accounting areas.
Please say hello rather than just passing through, I love connecting with other people on Google+
My main interests are around Technology, especially computer and IT related, and Photography. I do have an eclectic mix of interests beyond those though.
I often go to the theatre, to see everything from modern abstract works, musicals, and Shakespeare. My reading is wide ranging but sci-fi plays a big part, although I had many (auto-)biographies and widely on religions including most _bibles_.
I like films, a lot. Cannot stand TV Soaps or game shows. Eating out is a big part of my life, but I am a pretty good cook as well.
Married and have two grown daughters. All three recently gained degrees at university. I am the thick one!
- Shropshire - I am a Shropshire Lad, born and bred
- Telford - my area of Shropshire, contains world heritage site of Ironbridge
That covers the main areas, but for additional interests, how about:#canals #narrowboats - I love travelling on the man made waterways of the UK
#psychology - I am fascinated by how the mind works
I am sure there is more to add.
Geek: I got into computers when I was at school, nearly 40 years ago but started off linking to other computers and using bulletin board systems and the early networks straightaway and I have not stopped yet. I started working as a programmer while at school and carried on for a good few years before moving into more general IT related consulting and project management.
Photography: I love photography. All types. Although I have focused mostly on portraiture and have a small business sideline taking photographs to for businesses, organisations and individuals living nearby
Family: Married and father of two daughters. My wife and daughters are all studying at university at the moment. I feel like the dunce in the family. (I got bored at university, and dropped out.)
Beliefs: I am an active humanist and a member of the British Humanist Association (BHA) Whilst religion gives comfort to many, I think ultimately it will lead to our destruction as it gets easier and easier to kill more and more people. Religious moderates are to my mind just making it harder to have a rational debate as they are in denial about the edicts of their own faith and seeking compromises (choosing which parts of their faith to ignore at their convenience) rather than entering the modern world. This is not to say I think there is definitely no God, I just think it is highly improbable (difficult to prove a negative) and I believe there is much that we do not understand in the world and that spirituality is part of that.
You will find me in many communities, including the Google+ Helper community, which is a great place for newcomers to get support on how to get the best out of Google+.
I also follow a lot of photography communities but as I have a particular interest in portraiture, I frequent Model Photography and outside of Google+ I am a moderator of the TFP Models website where models, makeup-artists and photographers come together on a Trade for Photograph (#tfp )rather than paid basis to develop their skills.
My posting on here are my own unless otherwise stated. Postings do not necessarily represent positions, strategies or opinions of my current or any former employer or that of any clients or sub-contractors I have worked with or are working with at the moment. At times, I have a tendency to make posts that may be completely at odds with such provided purely for entertainment value, interest or to stir discussion.
Please note that the posts do not necessarily represent reality or my actual views on anything, but only what I felt like posting at the time. I often play devil’s advocate. You have been warned.
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kyber and kyber.co.uk are sometime trading names of Stuart Moore, sole trader
- Burton Borough School Newport Shropshire
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