Where to find me
My Amazon Book Pics
  • The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
    The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
    by Stephen King
  • The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 1)
    The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 1)
    by Tad Williams
Contact Me


If you have Skype just click on the "S" button to call me. If I am not available you can leave me a voice message.

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When not engrossed reading a good book on my kindle, watching science fiction, singing with the Cappella Singers or looking for new apps for my Iphone or Ipad l also trawl through the Internet and post useful articles on my Blog. I welcome your thoughtful contributions or questions.  I mainly hangout on Google+ where I find a nice level of engagement and plenty of interesting posts. I also use Twitter and Facebook. For video conversations I use Skype but am actively looking for an alternative. I am still amazed at what you can do on the Internet and where it's possible I enjoy being an early adopter.

I am a Secular Humanist and passionate supporter of Social Justice issues and can be found on Google+ in heated but respectful debate on these and many other topics. When reading I enjoy Science Fiction, Fantasy and History as well as good smattering of Politics. If I had to choose a hero a word that is often over used I would say Carl Sagan. So that's me if you want to know more just drop me a line via my Contact Page or through the social media sites I have mentioned. 

My Google+ Profile ||  My Facebook Account ||  My Flickr Account ||  My Twitter Account ||  My Google+ Page

I have recently become a Co-Manager of a Google+ support page called Oasis in the Stream If you are new to Google+ or want to learn more about it and other Google products please pop on over and join the discussion.




Testing Google+ Comments

Over the next few day I will trying out Google+ Comments for the site. Google have just released then for Blogger and the code apparently also works for other sites.

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To babble or not to babble

If you have been hanging around the internet and particularly Google+ you would by now have seen the rumours flying around about a unified Google messenger slash voice tool. Google currently has several tools from Messenger to Gtalk and for those in the US Google Voice. Also Google has Hangouts and Hangouts on air. The proposed name for this new unified experience is depending who you talk to Babble or Babel. 

For a long time I have been hoping that Google would create a true open standards compliant platform independent communication tool. However I am starting to think that Google may have left its run to late. Facebook has just created Facebook Home and is looking to be the central hub for messaging. With its huge user base many of whom are happy to stay in its walled garden this unfortunately may become the defacto standard. Add to that Microsoft integrating Skype into its OS and soon to push it out to the Xbox and Google’s fractured messaging offering looks second rate. I think this has been a wasted opportunity for Google to not only lead the pack in messaging and voice but to also use it as another compelling reason to join Google+.

One can only hope that Google’s Babbel or Babel is not still born.


How to use Wiziq

Here is the start of a series of videos on using Wiziq. I am creating those for work but thought you might find them useful. Wiziq ia a virtual classroom used for e-learning, webinars or for other online communication.



Communicates on Google+ 

A few months ago Google added another new feature to Google+. Google allowed us to create our own communties within Google+. I recently created a community called League of Freethinkers If you are interested and have a Google account please pop over and join. 

"Doubt grows with knowledge." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)


Website Changes

I have been doing some page pruning on the site here. I found that I had created to many pages as well as I decided I had no need for a separate forum. I do most of my engagement on Google+ I will create a single page with what services I provide or revamp my"About Me"page. 


The Pale Blue Dot

I know I have posted this before but when I feel melancholic this short video and words from Carl Segan always inspires me to believe that there are still rational humanists who strive to cut through the superstitious and reach for the light of truth whose compassion is not built on the chance of Heaven but just because it is the right thing to do. May you to find comfort in his words.