Where Everybody Knows Your Name (and other metadata)

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A group of people in a video call waving at their cameras. Each has a name under their video.

I’ve made no secret of rather enjoying this enforced period of remote work. Sure, it has had its challenges – but there have been so many fringe benefits. Less commuting! No crappy-canteen lunches! More time to sleep in! And, today, I was reminded of another benefit. I am terrible at remembering names. Many a time…

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Some Thoughts on Broadband Speeds in the WFH Age

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A speed test result.

ISPs suck. They’re designed to. The A in ADSL stands for “Asymmetric”. That is, your download speed is faster than your upload speed. This makes sense for most domestic purposes. Most people suck down a lot more than they push up. But we’ve now entered the (permanent?) work-from-home era. If you’re anything like me, you’re…

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My WFH Set Up

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A corner desk, laptop, chair, vertical monitor and assorted junk.

Inspired by my friend Meri’s WFH Setup Tips, I thought I’d share my home-working setup. We’ve moved house recently, so I’m still finding my feet – but as I work from home fairly often, and have a bit of RSI, I thought I’d show you what I’ve got and how I use it. The desk…

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Zoom’s forced app is irresponsible

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Screenshot of the Zoom Website.

Due to COVID19, I’m using a wide range of video conferencing services. Those of us who have work-supplied laptops usually have locked-down hardware. No unauthorised apps can be installed. That’s not a problem for Google Hangouts – it just works in any browser. No need to install plugins or apps. Voice and video just work.…

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