Wednesday 24 June 2009

Project Management Wales 2009

The video me and Ulrich shot for the Project Management Wales Conference 2009 is now online on the University of Glamorgan Commercial Services website. I'll be putting a copy of it up online here too as soon as I can. This may be some time!


If you've got the main site bookmarked as, can I suggest that you change it to instead. I have chosen not to renew my domain name with the current supplier and will be trying to sort out the situation soon as possible, but in the meantime it won't be renewed at all.

Secondly, I've sorted out mobile phone wars. They saw my point of view, and now I'm on Pay as you go again. which is great. Because now I can get rid of it at any point I like. Phew!

Thirdly, I will be unavailable between the 3rd of July and the 17th of July. This is due to a) being in Goodwood for Lord March's fantastic festival of speed over the weekend, and then b) being in Lampeter for a 2 week management course.

Unless everything's changed... again.

Tuesday 16 June 2009

Warning to reality TV show contestants

... and it's a warning that everyone in broadcasting is aware of by now : Don't forget that your audience could be antyone and everyone. Including government officials:

A Leicestershire 73-year-old who wowed audiences by breakdancing on Britain's Got Talent has had his benefit stopped.

Fred Bowers said the allowance he received for a leg injury has been suspended while the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) investigates.

the moral of the story is that if you're doing something that you shouldn't in front of a diverse audience, don't be surprised if someone, somewhere has some kind of objection.

Monday 15 June 2009

What an interesting weekend!

If you do have to go all the way to London [150 miles away from home], then you may as well make a weekend of it. Turned out to be a weekend of amazing co-incidences.

For a start, I arrive at the location of my job interview [that was the entire point of the trip], and whilst waiting a rather familiar figure comes out from his interview...

Only Boris Johnson himself!

In case you're wondering, the interview went rather well. Don't want to reveal everything here of course.

Saturday turned out to be the trooping of the colour, something that I hadn't seen before and it seemed a good chance to join in the festivities. We got a good spot in the Green Park, enjoyed the music, got a glimpse of a live Broadcast for BBC News, and turned out that we'd put ourselves right on the flight path of the Fly past! Doesn't get much better than that.

Meantime, now I'm back home, I've got the Supply Chain Wales conference to edit... watch this space

Monday 8 June 2009

Busy times ahead

This post is almost an apology for some extended inaction over the coming weeks... but I've got a lot to do!

Firstly, having filmed the Project Management Wales conference for UGCS earlier in the year, I'm back at the Celtic Manor on Wednesday to film Supply Chain Wales. Hopefully you will be able to see the result on the UGCS website once it's finished.

The day after supply chain Wales it's off to London for a job interview on Friday, can't actually say who it's with though. Then a couple of days out in London as a small holiday, then back home to do the edit on the supply chain Wales conference, couple of weeks off, then off to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed, followed by a course in Lampeter for a couple of weeks...

So I may be going a little quiet, but I will be back. Just like Arnie

Oh yeah, whilst I remember - what was 4-10 motorsport [and is now Paul Gardner Race Tech] had a bit of a torrid time at Anglesey on the weekend with the car being destroyed in a nasty accident. Paul got out ok, but for some reason I'm glad that my camera was not fitted to the car at the time!

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Mobile Phone Wars, part the second.

With apologies to Asp for nicking his idea of [noun] wars.

A few weeks back I mentioned the vultures out after my mobile phone, as the contract is due up. Well. I've pretty much made up my mind with what to do with it, but I need to know an exact date for the contract to end with my current, very pink, phone company who shall remain nameless. But very pink.

So I asked them via a webform...

[From .CO.UK]
message:How can I find out when my contract is due to end? I would like to know the date when I can cancel the direct debits and make new arrangements.

Many thanks

I got a reply which read...

Hi  Kevin,

Thanks for you recent email, I  have checked  your details and can see that we can offer you some excellent offers.

I am working monday to friday 11am till 7.30pm so if you want to email back  a convenient time to call you to discuss further.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Ivan Iqueo'six
Pinky Mobile

Where exactly did I mention I was interested in any of their offers? Which I'm not. I want a phone with skype on and Pinky mobile don't sell one. There isn't a date on the contract, but if I'm right, then it runs out either this Friday, or next month, which means I'm either about to be cut off, or I've got another month to put up with this bunch of clowns.