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Disproving That A Dog's Bark Is Worse Than Its Bite!
Dogs – love them or hate them? For me – its hate! I’ve
always resisted the temptation to get one, despite family pressure. The last
one I did have was a feisty bitch called Sally. Don’t want another one of those!
Anyway, Ole thought he would like to adopt a...

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Legacy Modernization - Top Ten Reasons
At a time when IT is being driven to deliver business benefits at an ever increasing pace, justifying a costly modernization programme, with relatively small tangible benefits, can be a daunting task. Opposition can come not only from within the business, b...

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Through our extensive range of partners we can offer consultation, migration and support services in the following technologies:- Access Adabas Natural AdvantageGen Assembler C C# COBOL Coolgen Datacom DB2 Delphi Ideal IDMS Java Mantis Oracle Pascal Powerbu...

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Elvis Presley And A Horse's Arse
Regular readers will be interested to know that after another tortuous phone call I finally got a refund from Expedia. The latest phone call was with a Mr Wayarasinghe, or at least that's what it sounded like, and he wanted to know what my problem was. I to...

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Leave The Cooking To Dad
We are just 6 days into 2017 and Expedia have already made an outstanding case for the worst customer service of the year. The start of the new year is always a good time to plan ahead, so I decided to look for a short break for the May half term, which hap...

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Executing A Legacy Modernisation Project
Introduction Once upon a time your computer systems were cutting edge
technology. Your IT department was a shining light of innovation and your staff
were young and creative. Now your staff are older, wiser, more experienced, and
they need to be because the...

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So, how was it for you?
Regular readers will no doubt be pleased to learn that that both of my complaints have been resolved. KLM paid £503 into my bank account mid November (for the flight chaos from July), whilst Virgin Trains, well, let's just say they have paid compensation. O...

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Slimline or Full Fat? Cucumber or Lemon? Lady M Insists!
After the
disasters of the Battenbe rg and cupcakes, one sharp eyed colleague questioned whether
Sally really was that bad at cooking. Referring to Mmm…No1…Cookbook on Amazon
she said, ‘Didn’t Sally help you to write your [best selling] cookbook?’ Of

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Death By Battenburg
The cricket season finally ended, accompanied by some dodgy decisions, some unseasonally warm weather, and a bit of a damp squib of an end of season do. Next up is the Players Meeting, called for by the league. Let's hope there is an improved attendance. Th...

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Don't Take The Bishop To Hospital!
My brother-in-law, Peter, has been ill. Heart problems, but apparently not too serious, if heart problems can ever be considered as not too serious. Anyway, we wish him well, but it led to one of the weirdest autocorrect sessions yet on Sally's phone. As a ...
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