While trying very hard not to be just another Fat Bloke On The Sofa – when a very large professional services company (for whom he was a Senior Manager) decided to increase his leisure time by 100% – Woody had taken to sorting out all the technology that he really should have got to grips with a long time ago.
In the process, armed with Google Bing and a seeming inability to sleep, Woody stumbled into stuff that he thought was really helpful or cool. Now, with less time on his hands, his quest is to find the very best technical solution to each challenge he faces. Invariably, that solution is little known – but should be – and hence becomes a gem, a Woodygem.
Woody is also the author of the popular, but stylistically challenged, www.howtogetbroadband.co.uk
Woody was reassuringly expensive and available for hire until he was seduced by one of the world’s more successful software companies. He now seems to spend most of his time advising business in the Financial Services Industry on how to optimise their investment in IT.
The very important end note:
This blog is my own personal work – and represents my personal views only. This blog is absolutely nothing to do with my employer and has zero connection with my employers products, brands, trade, patents or ethos. This blog is product and brand agnostic. I am only interested in the very best technical solution to any given problem – and if I find a solution that shines – I don’t care who made it – or who will automatically benefit from it – I’ll just blog about it as a “Woodygem” *. Similarly, all information published in this blog is already in the public domain – there is nothing here that is subject to NDA or any type of commercial confidentiality.
*Of course, we need to be realistic. While I will identify gems – I am hardly likely to identify any products from my employer as crap. That sort of provocation wouldn’t really mark me out as the brightest tool in the box – would it? So, if I don’t mention some obvious product or tool as a gem – don’t presume that I am making a comment by its absence – I am just not making a comment.