Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

UKBA recently held one of its bi-annual National Conferences, the chance to meet up with colleagues you don’t see between one meeting and the next, apart from exchanging emails. Really good to renew relationships, discuss common issues and concerns, and generally realise that you’re not alone out there in the big wide world. A common […]... Read More

Excel automation

Not more spreadsheets to analyse and chart… Always a regular cry in the office.  Reports produced on a regular basis need to be embellished, with charts that involve some fairly complicated calculations – cross-reference look-ups, previous month comparisons, and all that sort of thing. Probably, now this is done largely by hand.  The data sits […]... Read More

Data Protection

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) you must: used fairly, lawfully and transparently used for specified, explicit purposes used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date kept for no longer than is necessary handled in a way that ensures […]... Read More

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Well it finally arrived – 8 weeks after it was expected. It has now update all my machines and with usual Microsoft efficiency. It took about an hour to an hour and a half dependant on which machine it came down to. If you are running your kit as a standard machine I don’t believe […]... Read More

LinkedIn Requests to Connect

I really do not understand why people I have never heard of, and am never likely to want to be connected to, ask to be connected. Linkedin is supposed to be for professionals, not as an alternative to Facebook. Please, please, do not ask to connect unless there really is a connection. I have a […]... Read More