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Tom Grey
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Great to see the awesome team at PA Consulting expanding - more info:

Join PA Consulting’s Digital Solutions team, innovate using latest tech, work with industries leaders Google http://bit.ly/1oRFG02
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Awesome stuff from Google Cloud Platform partner of the year, PA Consulting!
 
Racer, Rollit and Jam with Chrome, the 3 games we built for Google are all up for the Project of the Year award. Be a friend and give us a vote or two won't you?

http://www.thefwa.com/adobe/poty/shortlist

I voted for Racer, although it was a tough call! 
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I voted for Racer. Great stuff.
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“Running on Google’s Compute Engine saved our lives."

All in a day's work you know!
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T-Mobile is raising my mobile bill because of inflation... OK, but since when has inflation caused prices to rise? Sounds like a case of rain being caused by wet pavements to me...
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Definitely sounds like I should check it out, thanks for the tip
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Loving the Android x86 project - getting to be very interesting now!
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I loved +Dave Girouard's take on the "insanity" of cloud skeptics. A more direct version of the conversation than I could have when I was still working at Google...
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Awesome work from Appogee and some cool quotes from +Gwyn Howell - you famous man!
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:$ Thanks +Tom Grey, and well done to the whole +Appogee team. Great end to a busy year at Appogee. Here's to a bigger 2013!
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Finally grudgingly watch the bear and hare video today and the bazzionth person recommended it... It was a bit "Watership Down" meets "Bear in the Big Blue House", but it was cute I guess. I really empathise with bear actually - all the big guy wants to do is sleep, but he can't because some small bouncing thing with a Yuletide obsession forcibly wakes him up...
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Lol - not surprised to hear you are a hare - I bet you are the only Dad who wakes their kids up on Christmas morning :) Don't get me wrong, I like Christmas a lot, I just wish it started after 7 am in the morning.
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Took the plunge and upgraded to Ubuntu Precise... I'm not sure either way about Unity, but my aging hardware hated it - really laggy and horrible. So swapped out Unity for LXDE (amazing that UNIX makes it possible to do such things) and I'm loving it! Maybe not as slick looking as Gnome, but super snappy, and really easy to customise to exactly what I want!
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I used to work with the UK Government Gateway, it was my job to understand it (and I was one of only a few of my peers who did)...

Yet as a 'customer' now, I struggle to follow the complex, obscure, prolonged sign up process...How the heck are ordinary citizens supposed to follow it?

Its design by self-interested committee at its absolute worst! Grrr....
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I haven't used it for a few years. Just realised I never sent the child benefit cancel form back so it will be tax form time. So I look forward to this joy.... 
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Awesome and very addictive game by Google Cloud Platform partner Q42!

Think you are good at mental arithmetic? So did I...
Quento is a little puzzle game that makes simple math fun for all ages! It ...
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How does the song go... The Virgin Cable is connected to the homehub... The homehub is connected to the.. Ethernet over power adapter... The ethernet over power adapter is connect to the ring main... The ring main is connected to the other ethernet over power adapter... And that is connected to the cisco router... And that is connected to my laptop...

As someone who rarely ventures below OSI Layer 7, I'm pretty chuffed with myself!
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    Enterprise Sales Engineer, present
  • IBM UK Ltd
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Geek, husband, dad, Londoner, and Googler!
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At home I like to tinker with my Ubuntu PC, and I love my Android phone. At work I help prospective customers to understand Google's Cloud Platform offerings - Google App Engine, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Storage etc
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Penzance - Burnham-on-sea - Oxford
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Great trip down the track, friendly people, good fun! Helped my disabled son onto the train.
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Excellent hotel, friendly staff, immaculate room
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Great hotel, clean modern, tolerable wifi
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Generally very good - clean room, good breakfast, reliable WiFi. A few minor things that could be improved to make it excellent - room was a bit dusty and some of the bathroom tiles were cracked
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Basic but good. Clean rooms, comfortable beds. Wifi is good but overpriced. Ironing board available from house keeping.
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Good food but aging decor and dreadful wifi(!)
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