Sunday, 18 February 2018

Graham Kendrick - Amazing Love

Amazing Love (My Lord what love is this) performed by Graham Kendrick, Mark Prentice (Double Bass) and Terl Bryant (Percussion).

My Lord, what love is this
That pays so dearly
That I, the guilty one
May go free!

Amazing love, O what sacrifice
The Son of God given for me
My debt he pays, and my death he dies
That I might live, that I might live

Written in 1989, Amazing Love has become a 'Kendrick Classic' and was re-recorded for 2011's The Very Best of Graham Kendrick.

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show - good, but not great...

Well, despite certain train ticket machines & staff trying to ruin our day ;0), Brian, Mike & I had a good day out at the London bike show.

I have come to the conclusion that the London show sadly isn't a patch on the Birmingham show, which is much bigger (lots more to see & do), better stands, and more relevant. By that, I mean actual bike related kit & not weird stuff - like stands selling: nail varnish, patent medicines, anti rheumatism bracelets, etc... Not what we (or probably anyone) paid our ticket money to see!

OK, that said there was still plenty of good stuff to see. Highlights: Kawasaki Z900RS (my favourite), a 1920 Rudge Multi 500cc, a 2014 Bimota Tesi 3D, Mike's favourite the Suzuki SV650 (see above), and a truly beautiful custom Harley (not something you will hear me say often!). Unusually, my wallet stayed (more or less) in my pocket: partially not tempted enough, partially a stern warning from the Mrs!

For you delectation: Google Photo Album

Friday, 16 February 2018

GDPR resources: courtesy of Microsoft, Risual & Donline

Calli says: Happy Chinese New Year 2018! Year of the you-know-who!

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (simplified Chinese: 春节; traditional Chinese: 春節; pinyin: Chūn Jié) in modern China, and one of the Lunar New Years in Asia, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. 

Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 Jan and 20 Feb. In 2018, the first day of the Lunar New Year is on Friday, 16 February, initiating the year of the Dog.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

A white paper by Microsoft on GDPR

On May 25, 2018, a European privacy law is due to take effect that sets a new global bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance.

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is fundamentally about protecting and enabling the privacy rights of individuals. The GDPR establishes strict global privacy requirements governing how you manage and protect personal data while respecting individual choice—no matter where data is sent, processed, or stored.

Microsoft and our customers are now on a journey to achieve the privacy goals of the GDPR. At Microsoft, we believe privacy is a fundamental right, and we believe that the GDPR is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights. But we also recognize that the GDPR will require significant changes by organizations all over the world.

We have outlined our commitment to the GDPR and how we are supporting our customers within the “Get GDPR compliant with the Microsoft Cloud” blog post by our Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch and the “Earning your trust with contractual commitments to the General Data Protection Regulation” blog post by Rich Sauer, Microsoft Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel.

Although your journey to GDPR may seem challenging, we are here to help you. For specific information about the GDPR, our commitments, and beginning your journey, please visit the GDPR section of the Microsoft Trust Center.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Broadband: higher speeds were becoming more necessary. Like 10Gbps!!!

Broadband speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) have been tested in a home in the former Olympic village in east London.

Broadband operator Hyperoptic conducted the test, claiming it is the first time such speeds have been brought to a UK home using an existing ISP network rather than a dedicated line.

Firms are now looking to roll out full-fibre technology in the UK.

Ofcom boss Sharon White said higher speeds were becoming more necessary.

10Gbps to a home! Necessary?
Aaagh, the world had gone nuts. The fastest that any of my clients (Donline as well) has as an internal network speeds is 1Gbps. Never mind the outside line... What next: I need a Bugatti Veyron to go down the CoOp to get some more biccies? Grrr...