Monthly Archives: August 2013

I have an online stalker!!!!


As many of you will know I own or operate on behalf of others a large number of websites. On all of these sites I operate Google Analytics. Doing some trawling of the statistics for a report I had to compile, it would seem I have an online stalker!

From a town in Warwickshire using a telecoms provider beginning with V is someone who has a) visited every website I either own or operate b) made over 130 visits to these sites in total, c) spent at least 3 minutes per visit per site d) visited an average of 4 pages per visit and e) from those sites that sell products – never bought anything!

I love Google Analytics for the rich picture of visitors that it brings and the ability I have to change my strategy on the fly based on the statistics or advise clients to do similar. However when you find stuff out like this it is a little scary.

Has anyone who reads this had any similar problems? I would like to know!

Does This Exist – Technology


I have been creating a small infrastructure stack on and off this week on one of my Linux boxes to bring all of my infrastructure into a private cloud capable of looking after personal affairs and some business affairs as well. So far I have document management, file management, WordPress management, email and good few other items sorted. All of this kit is free open source software licensed under GPL and runs nicely on one of my web servers. However one nice to have piece of kit is alluding me. What I am after is a free platform for Forex trading and stock market information. Does this even exist? Google and SourceForge have not been much use so far. So my big question is does the stuff I am after actually exist? Many thanks in advance to all!

Unite The union – Now you are taking the mickey!


Yet again I am amazed by the brass neck of Unite The Union. I wish to thank The Daily Mail for bringing this little gem to my attention.

The article describes a left wing teaching pack drawn up by Unite and the teaching unions showing teachers how to teach children my daughters age how to strike, show dissent to their elders and betters and much much more. This is wrong.

Len McCluskey and his organisation have been disruptive enough to me over the years, I suspect Len and his cronies won’t remember the amount of times his Striking members who are also British Airways employees left me stranded at some airport and unable to get home to read my daughter a bedtime story. I certainly remember the swipe card Fiasco, Len!

Lets review an exceprt from the pack:

  • “When they fail, lesson plans prepared by Unite urge teachers to think about how they might make protests more threatening.
  • Children are asked to think of ‘five things you could do to push the protest further.’
  • They are then urged to make their own placards and ‘consider emotive language used to write letters of complaint’.
  • Unite also recommends that ‘teachers may wish to create a display of finished protest placards’.
  • Incredibly, the union also wants children to undermine the authority of their headteachers.
  • Staff following Unite’s guidance should ask pupils to ‘Think of anything that is unfair in your school. Does anyone make the rules to suit themselves?’”

As a father of a six year old daughter I am more than incensed by this move.I take a very close interest in education these days and actually do care about it as a subject. School teaching is being dumbed down every day no doubt by the teaching unions. In my opinion Ofsted do not seem to have enough power. It seems to me that every time one of Len McCluskey’s cronies, Christine Blowjob Blower  opens her mouth she undermines education governance in this country. How dare they try and influence children in this country in this way. Most children are being incorrectly taught anyway without this. Why not implore teachers to teach correctly in the first place.

Indeed in view of this I implore all teachers to do something constructive with the teaching time that this waste of space teaching pack will take up, such as teaching pupils 100 popular sentences in Swahili, a far more useful and important life skill.

I must pop in a small note to Ewell Grove School. Your school is one whose teaching I am totally unimpressed with. If I ever find out one of your staff has shown my daughter this material, I will, without fail ensure that all members of your staff and governing body will a) be dismissed and b) never get another job again. Including flipping burgers in McDonalds! You have been warned.

Why do I hate Ed Balls so much?


I was asked at the weekend why I tell so many jokes about Ed Balls, Nick Clegg and The Milliband Brothers. Lets deal with Ed Balls First I shall talk about the rest of them in further blogs. Firstly lets deal with one Misconception. My dislike for Mr Balls is NOT because of his stammer. I know of plenty of good people with a stammer and there are some of those I do indeed like and respect. No the reason I hate Ed Balls is because of the amount of pure unadulterated crap he spouts. It pains me when I am watching telly and he speaks on a programme. Every word that comes out of his mouth is complete and utter rubbish in my opinion. The other thing is that he keeps on going presumably in the vain hope that he will impress someone other than the Miliband Brothers!. Please keep it short and sweet Ed! The only other people I have ever heard speak so much codswallop are Estate Agents and secondhand car salesmen! There we are I’ve said it and if you think thats bad, wait until I get round to the Miliband brothers and indeed Nick Clegg!

Wimbledon Systems Goes Into Automation!


Wimbledon Systems are delighted to announce that they have been appointed by Advantix as authorised resellers the South West London and West London Regions. Advantix are specialists in Business Automation to find out more about the real tangible benefits that this unique partnership can deliver too your business please contact us.

Private cloud services for your small business at a price you can afford


Wimbledon Systems are delighted to announce their new private cloud offering for small business customers which also supports BYOD or “bring your own device to work”. Depending on options required and number of staff, prices start from £1.99 per user per month and include a free WordPress installation for your main website or storage space for your site. Windows computers, Apple Mac’s iPhones, iPads, All android tablets, phablets and phones, Blackberries, Windows Mobile and older Symbian devices are supported via a small application which is available from all the major App Stores for free! The web based environment can be branded to your requirements for a very small fee!

Options available within the system are:

  • Document storage
  • Twitter like communication
  • Access to email.
  • Document scanning from phone camera or tablet camera.
  • Document Sharing
  • Expenses management
  • CRM
  • HR Management
  • Job management
  • Timesheeting

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