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Stuart Moore
Works at DVLA
Attended Burton Borough School Newport Shropshire
Lives in Newport, Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire
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Despite the rain, looks nice in Swansea through the kitchen window this evening. 
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BBC programme on renting in London ... worth watching, but somewhat disturbing.

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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One of the most entertaining things I've read in the Daily Mail for years (that wasn't accidently comically funny simply be because of naff reporting and distortion). Wonderfully tongue-in-cheek. I think I might like the book.

The denigration of men: Ridiculed, abused, exploited - the triumph of feminism has made today's men second class citizens, argues a deliciously provocative new book And it's time the chaps fought back
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Men have been responsible for many of history's great achievements but are getting a raw deal in the modern age because of feminism argues a new book on the subject.
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Made the mistake of going to PC World in Telford today.

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.
http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-mac/macbook-pro
With top-of-the-line Intel processors, HD graphics, and ultrafast Thunderbolt ports, MacBook Pro does more than ever. Faster than ever.
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Always found PC world unhelpful when you need help and want to actually buy something, yet when you walk in just for a browse the staff jump on you at the door. Will always use Stormfront or an Apple Store when buying Apple products.
Quite surprised that it is not a real Apple Store in the town centre.
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Good news +David Ferriday​? 
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Did not buy one in Telford today. Could not get a deal out of any of the outlets outside of a contracts, all wanted £600 for the phone.

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 +Lucy Moore  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.
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+David Ferriday is Friends of The Brandlee still active? It does not seem to have had any posts for a good while.

Happy to continue hosting it, just wondering about its future.

(Incidentally, the home button on the menu is linking to the wrong place.)

http://brandleefriends.org.uk/
Notes on the Brandlee Pits near Dawley Shropshire. By Ivor J Brown. The pits are on high ground, about 600ft a.o.d., and about G.R. 678076. The ground is heavily faulted with one fault passing between the main shafts. To the Southeast however almost a complete series of seams can be found; ...
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Thanks for spotting the smelling pistake on my site
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Kich playing in the sea in Llanelli, Wales. Very happy dog.
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So very sad. Hope the publicity will lead to some doctor taking up the challenge.

'We’d rather he were dead than suffering like this', say parents of 12-year-old Indian boy whose head hangs at a 180-degree angle due to a rare condition
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Mahendra Ahirwar (pictured), 12, from Madhya Pradesh in central India, suffers from a rare condition that makes his neck bend and his head hang from his body.
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+David Ferriday​ do you support this at +Meeting Point House​? 
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I like the idea. I've contacted the group leader to discuss implementation. I'll talk to rights and fairness Telford to see if I can work with them taking the free meal in the coffee shop night forwards. 
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Michal Kollbek somehow managed to ride his bike across the famed White Line in Sedona, Arizona, taking his bike across a red rock cliff with an almost vertical drop.
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Rare to get these dogs looking even vaguely towards the camera

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Independent Management Consultant and Project Manager
Skills
IT Strategy development and execution; Project Management (PRINCE2 practitioner) ; IT Management; IT Infrastructure design, implementation, management; Data Centre management & consolidation; cloud computing; IT cost reduction
Employment
  • DVLA
    Consulting Executive Architect, 2015 - present
    Assisting DVLA in progressing Government Digital Services
  • Kyber Consultancy
    Owner, 2013 - present
    Owner 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 Group
    Associate Management Consultant, 2013 - 2015
    DMW 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.
  • Microsoft
    Global IP Re-addressing Programme Manager, 2014 - 2015
    Working 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.
  • IBM
    Senior Managing Consultant and Project Manager, 2002 - 2013
    Business 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 Coopers
    Managing Consultant, 2001 - 2002
    Management Consultant. Led on SLA development for Royal Mail for outsource of central IT. Startup PMO lead for Reuters on acquisition of Bridge.
  • Kingfisher plc
    CTO B&Q online & Head of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001
    Chief 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 UK
    Group IT Manager, 1997 - 1999
    Group 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 PLC
    CTO B&Q Online, 1999 - 2001
    Responsible 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.
  • Comet
    Head of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001
  • Superdrug
    Head of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001
  • Woolworths
    Head of Systems, eKingfisher, 1999 - 2001
  • Mott MacDonald
    Divisional Director, IT Services Division, 1989 - 1991
    UK's largest independent engineering consultancy, engagements throughout the world. Responsible for central IT services to all business units.
  • Butterley Engineering
    IT Manager, 1985 - 1989
    Specialist 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 Cranes
    IT Manager, 1984 - 1985
  • Uptons PLC
    Salesman, 1983 - 1984
  • BP
    External Management Consultant, 2013 - 2013
    Carried out reviews of in flight projects.
  • BP
    External Management Consultant, 2014 - 2014
    Interim programme manager for two global projects migrating from legacy systems to enterprise systems in CRM and Accounting areas.
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Newport, Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire
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Ripley, Derbyshire - Caterham, Surrey - St Ives, Cambridgeshire
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Technology news addict, gadget lover, humanist, photographer, film fanatic, and avid ebook reader. Management Consultant and Project Manager by day.
Introduction

Please say hello rather than just passing through, I love connecting with other people on Google+

Interests

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!

Suggested circles

  • Technology
  • Futurology
  • Science
  • Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Humanism
  • Atheism
  • IBMer
  • 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

#recumbentcycles - recently taken up cycling on bent bikes

#ereaders #ebooks #audiobooks - have read electronic books for many many years

#doctorwho - born same year as me (the TV show, not the character, he is much older)

#british #english #language - I only speak English, but love it and Britishness etc

#psychology  - I am fascinated by how the mind works

I am sure there is more to add.

Background

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.

Communities

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Links posted by me on Google+ do not constitute recommendations and should be used solely at the discretion and own risk of the reader.

kyber and kyber.co.uk are sometime trading names of Stuart Moore, sole trader


Work

Stuart works as an Independent IT Consultant, building on his more than 30 years of IT experience, including 12 years with IBM Global Business Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a senior management consultant & project manager and gained considerable experience of complex and large scale system integration programmes.

He has been responsible for full lifecycle development and implementation of both application and infrastructure services. In 2012, he spent some months as IBM Global Business Services Cloud Programme Lead for UK and Ireland, coordinating a shift in focus onto cloud computing. 

Previously, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, and before that as CTO & Head of System for the ecommerce arms of B&Q and Kingfisher plc respectively. (Kingfisher then included Comet, Woolworths, B&Q, Screwfix, MVC, Superdrug, EUK, amongst other brands.)

Stuart started his IT career as a programmer for small businesses before moving into the engineering world. He was a Divisional Director of the IT Services Division of Mott MacDonald, who he was with for around ten years, before moving into retail.
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  • Burton Borough School Newport Shropshire
  • Stafford College
  • University of Teesside
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Audi's screaming-hot race car drives itself
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The Audi RS7 is one of three Audi prototypes pushing the limits of self-driving car technology.

This is Microsoft’s new $20 phone
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Microsoft has announced a new entry-level phone that costs just $20, aimed at emerging markets. The 2G-based Nokia 105 features a 1.4-inch c

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My Mercedes S500 Coupe

Engine Wiring Loom - Rebuild (UK) - Mercedes-Benz Forum
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Mercedes-AMG has entered a long-term partnership with a motorcycle

Mercedes-Benz S-Class s320 1997 Silver For Sale, (Car Advert 278204) |
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1997 Mercedes S320 Automatic Absolutly stunning car only 58,000 miles from new, full service history, very expensive car when new costing in

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MERCEDES-BENZ S CLASS LIMOUSINE SPECIAL EDS S500 Business Edition 4dr Auto, 4 Door Saloon, Silver, 85000 miles, For Sale In Knutsford

External Addresses No Longer Use Gmail SMTP Servers
googlesystem.blogspot.com

Gmail has a feature that lets you send mail from a different email address. For non-Gmail addresses, you could send email addresses using Gm

Read what this Christian pastor promises to do if his children are gay
www.gaystarnews.com

A Christian pastor in North Carolina has been amazed by the reaction to one of his recent blog postings, in which he wrote about what his re

The Machine (2013)
market.android.com

London, in the near future. Britain is locked in a Cold war with China. Deep in a secret government base, leading scientist Vincent McCarthy

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think
www.audible.co.uk

Check out this great listen on Audible.co.uk. In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why yo

The Secret to a Tattoo's Permanence: The Immune System
www.theatlantic.com

The dye gets lodged deep in the skin thanks to hungry anti-inflammatory cells called macrophages.

The Martian
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Check out this great listen on Audible.co.uk. Audie Award Finalist, Science Fiction, 2014 Completely reperformed by R.C. Bray to match the 2

Graphing Calculator by Mathlab
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Graphing calculator with algebra. Essential tool for school and college. Replaces bulky and expensive handheld graphing calculators.Multiple

The Verge
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The Verge brings you the best in technology, culture, art, and science news with in-depth reporting, the latest scoops, original features, and editorials from the smartest team in online writing.

The best way to pee into a urinal — as explained by physics
boingboing.net

Good news, everyone*! If you're tired of being splashed (or splashing others) with your own urine, the Brigham Young University Spla...

Chinese couple sell daughter to buy an iPhone
crave.cnet.co.uk

One couple in China sold their daughter, and used the profits to buy an iPhone and other luxury goods.

Fantastic range of coffees (and teas) . Great service. Tasty food. Excellent value. Busy. It is a rare delight to find a genuine coffee shop that offers a wide range of fresh coffee backed by a great understanding of the roasting process and profiles backed by staff who can give great advice.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Excellent gym, with great staff. Always friendly, and helpful. Reasonably large gym and decent swimming pool, with good range of equipment well laid out. Had a bit of a refresh in early 2014. I am told the classes are great as well (held in large studio rooms). Free wifi. Okay food/drink bar. Not as clean as it used to be (think they cut back on cleaning staff and have main staff do cleaning now, but not certain). Usefully sited on a retail park, with lots of free parking (4 hours - no tickets/registering required). Lots of useful stores on same park or nearby.
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