Okay look, it’s been a while granted … it’s not like I’ve not been busy! Have you missed me? I’m sure you have. Well, and to quote the right honourable @kwasig, “I’ve got more answers for you than Scott Thompson had for the Yahoo board on his C.V!” oh – and check out @kwasig’s blog, its pretty good, put it into your face here.
So, what’s happening in Super Mario World then? Well, quite a lot. As you know, I’ve now settled back here in the Midlands. I’ve got used to the fact that around every corner there is NOT a Costa Coffee, and I rarely get anything higher than three bars of mobile service, (all you can eat data – forget about it!) but good things such as no Tube, no Tube, oh and no Tube! So overall its a good result. The gun crime is no way near as bad as anyone says, although it’s interesting to see what a Australian thinks of the place, when @jamesjhedges comes to visit later this month.
Technology is still blistering ahead, I’m busy with @servercentre and Microsoft Lync, I’m putting together a few websites in my spare time, but mostly I’m moaning & whining about continual crappy customer service from a range of places, in particular including 02 (#o2) who I have to say have been pretty useless when it comes to wholesale opportunities. After spending what felt like an eternity on the phone with some guy in Botswana, and clearly stating I wanted XYZ, the message recorded was that I wanted ABC. Broke communication? Lack of Communication? Leaves on the line? I don’t know, but I do speak and communicate perfect Engrish so I’m not sure what went wrong – MAYBE I NEED TO ENUNCIATE BETTER or something, but the flaccid response I got by way of apology was pretty piss poor. Why people don’t care I don’t know. Anyway I tend to blog at Server Centre so head over to http://servercentre.net/blog for more ramblings.
I’m pretty happy to be helping out in my local Catholic Parish again, after some time away. I’ve not sung in the Choir for just over a decade! Good Shepherd http://www.goodshepherd-arnold.org.uk/ is not only my local Catholic Church but is also part of the school community my wonderful partner works in a nearby Catholic School and its great to get involved. I’ll be helping out as much as I can with a bit of volunteering work. That brings me neatly onto some charity work this year – a couple of things to note;
Race for Life – This is for Cancer, which affects more & more people every day. Its a annual charity event, Just Giving page here, http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/rebeccafarrelly?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=newsfeed&utm_campaign=editpage
Alzheimers Memory Walk – Im doing this alongside my partner, and would be delighted if you could sponsor us, Just Giving page here http://www.justgiving.com/rebeccas-memory-walk-2012
Technology in Africa – Close to my heart, getting IT & networking out to the poverty stricken schools in Africa, I’m running a 5k at Wollaton Park in June this year, Just Giving page here http://www.justgiving.com/Mario-De-Cristofano and more about the event here
Thats about it for now.
More Soon. x