Monthly Archives: September 2013

RIP Swiss!

Some of you may have enjoyed the Introducing “Swiss” blog below detailing Swiss’ adventures with airport security. Unfortunately Swiss was captured by the plod at Malaga Airport last night and thus tales of his adventures will be no more. Swiss has had an important contribution to make not only to my mobile office but to highlighting how crap airport security is at British Airports especially Heathrow and Gatwick. So Swiss’s demise asks an important question. If a knife can get through twice in 12 months, what else is getting through security that shouldn’t be there? Secondly what are airport security staff doing all day long because they are not by the looks of it doing their jobs properly!  

Indroducing “Swiss”

Right you lot my name is Swiss or Mr Swiss Army-Knife and I live in the bag that serves as Court’s mobile office with my mates SD Card and Memory-Stick. Here is a piccy of me outside my gaff. image And here is a piccy of me chilling with my homies: image Why am I sharing all this with you? Well my mates get to go to exotic places on aeroplanes all the time such as Glasgow, Aberdeen and Frankfurt but I don’t because of security reasons. getting me through Airport security is almost impossible, well I say almost, so for that reason the best I can hope for is a trip to Skegness, or is it? For those of those of you that don’t know Court used to fly a lot and still travels a lot, he seems permanantly attached to his mobile office and his Samsonite cabin bag. Anyway he is also forgetful and last year left me in the bag for a trip to Luxembourg. Yes I made it through security at Heathrow Terminal 5. I still don’t know how I managed it. Anyway Court was doing some work on a top security site that mean’t he had to go through airport style security to get to his desk. This security is run by G4S, you know the guys that cocked up security at the London Olympics. Well the found me and Court was oblivious! He was also scared to take me back through security at Luxembourg Airport for fear of losing me. Bless his cotton socks! So I spent a few weeks living in a desk whilst arrangements were made for me to travel back to London in a car with one of Courts mad man mates. Rumour, legend and folklore has it that when this guy is drunk he drives in a straight line and obeys speed limits on this trip he was sober! That was last year.This week Court was forgetful again and I got taken on a trip to Gatwick Airport. Rumour, legend and folklore has it that Court owns Gatwick Airport. Let me assure you that this is utter bollocks and he just struts about like he owns the place! Any way I was bricking it when I got shoved through security but yes I made it. That’s two trips through airport security unscathed. What are these security boys playing at? I amazed I am I thought security was tight at airports? How did I manage it? Anyway enough for now more on my adventures soon. Lots of love Swiss

Small Website Issue

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Data Protection Breach

I was St Georges Hospital again yesterday – yes I know yawn! Its another rant about that lot. However this in its own right is as concerning as the last. We were in with the doctor in their office about 45 minutes. In that time the doctor left the room for between 5 and 8 minutes at a time. When she left in full view were medical records on her computer screen! She had failed to lock her computer using the ctrl-alt-del command every time! I could have done anything! Amended my records, deleted some of them or even read or amended someone else’s! This is a clear breach of the data protection act and basic information security principals! When I challenged the doctor about this all I got was a sheepish response and not an apology befitting a proper professional who was clearly incompetent with regard to patient confidentiality and information security even when I explained that at some NHS trusts such a blatant failure to keep patient information secure would be a disciplinary offence! Speaking as a technology professional I have worked in environments where I would be instantly dismissed if I failed to lock my screen on leaving my desk! How would you feel if your records were hacked because of this doctors incompetence? Yes I know I write a lot about the failings of this hospital but clearly in all aspects of managing and operating a hospital the management are clearly inept and out of their depth in my opinion. Also as I was walking through the labyrinth of corridors I once again could not help noticing how filthy the place was. This is a hospital it should be kept clean. Good polish cleaners in South London are not that expensive! I really wish St Georges Hospital would not give me so many excuses to blog about them and I apologise to readers of these pages for the amount of times I feel I have to justifiably blog about them. Maybe the Chief Executive and his senior team will wake up and smell the coffee this time?

For Sale

I have selection of old kit for sale and I am open to offers so please contact me if you are interested in any of it. The list is as follows:

  • Blackberry Curve
  • Samsung Galaxy 1 phone
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 1
  • Google Nexus 7 (dead)
  • Acer N270 netbook (Red)
  • Seagate 750 GB Thunderbolt hard drive
  • Apple Mac Macbook Pro (4GB RAM, 320 GB Hard drive, screen has a vertical hairline crack in the middle of the screen).
  • Gen 1 8GB iPod touch.

All sold with mains adapters and USBIMG_20130915_123622[1] leads.

Introducing The Investment Network

I am the broker and consultant at The Investment Network. I also write the market comment section. We help businesses grow through acquisition and disposal. We broker joint ventures and effort – equity swap deals. We manage and create dealership and reseller networks. We have more than 50 business opportunities available at the moment in the following areas and much much more:

Introducing Wimbledon Systems

Wimbledon Systems is a new IT Support, Service and Consultancy business based in Wimbledon and specialising in micro small and medium businesses. We offer IT Support, IT Supplies, hosting consultancy and advice and can offer training website design and SEO via our partners. We cover the following areas:

  • Wimbledon
  • Southfields
  • Morden
  • Colliers Wood
  • Putney
  • Raynes Park
  • Kingston
  • New Malden
  • Motspur Park
  • Wandsworth
  • Carshalton
  • Sutton
  • Ewell
  • Epsom
  • Cheam
  • Fulham
  • Roehampton
  • Worcester Park
  • Norbiton
  • Mitcham
  • Tooting
  • Barnes

Our rates start from £25 per hour. Our staff have a minimum of 10 years experience in IT Support and are CRB Checked.

We are Microsoft, Dell Symantec, Lennovo and Trend Micro authorised resellers.

Our website is here.

Introducing The Hotels Network

The Hotels Network is a website that I own which has over 250,000 great hotel deals available at anyone time. Hotel rooms anywhere in the world are available from only £45 per room per night. Hotels range from budget hotels and hostels up to and including 5 star hotels.

The website is here

Introducing SystemNet Data

SystemNet Data offers IT Operations Management, Enterprise Management, Enterprise Systems, Project Management, Project Planning and IT Monitoring consultancy. Our consultants have extensive expertise in the latest products and protocols, including Prince 2, ITIL, Microsoft Operations Framework, HP Network Node Manager, HP Openview, Tivoli, Solarwinds, Unicenter and Microsoft System Center products including Operations Manager, Opalis, Configuration Manager, Capacity Planner, Data Protection Manager, System Center Essentials, Mobile Device Manager and Service Manager, App Controller, Service Manager and Orchestrator. I act as a senior consultant to SystemNet Data Their Website can be found here