Mark Roddis

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Category Archives: Thoughts

Hotel Loyalty Schemes – Time For A Change

I have been traveling for business for about 15 years now and one thing I was introduced to very early on was the value of Loyalty Schemes with hotels, airlines … Continue reading

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Reboot – Blog Update

The planets have aligned and a new chapter seems to be opening up with new opportunities The arrival of a company car (a first for me) has opened up an … Continue reading

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kicking And Screaming–They Killed Google Reader

Maybe it’s an age thing. I am sat here questioning if I am turning into a dinosaur. We used to joke about how you needed to get a child to … Continue reading

Friday, March 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment

More connected but I still haven’t got my flying car

Well another year has passed and even though I am sure that the vision of the future included hover boards and flying cars, Santa isn’t bringing me any of these … Continue reading

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Virtual Tourism

It’s no secret that I love to travel. See new places, experience different cultures, try different food and so on. At the same time I have to balance this against … Continue reading

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

2012–Looking Forwards

If you have read my post regarding 2011 then you will know, most things turned out well and I managed to tick off most of the stuff I wanted to do.

So now we are into 2012 and it’s time to look ahead and set some goals.

Friday, January 13th, 2012

2011 – Well?

So back in January I blogged These are not my New Years resolutions and set out what I wanted to achieve and see in the coming 12 months and here we are at the end of 2011 so lets have a look at how the year turned out.

Friday, December 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

It’s Official! Google Is Making Me Stupid

Well I guess we all knew this but recently published research by Betsy Sparrow, Jenny Liu and Daniel M. Wegner for Science Magazine entitled “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences … Continue reading

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

I Got Freshly Pressed

I have been using WordPress for quite some time now as the centre of my online world. I started out self hosting but after a couple of years of updating … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Apple Hasn’t Killed The Hard Drive Market Just Yet

There has been a lot of talk in the press this week about the new Apple iCloud announced at the Apple WWDC. But it is this article in the Register … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Look at the beauty you can create when you join up the online world

I am a big fan of TED because of some of the truly inspirational speakers you can find there. Indeed once you have found it, you will spend many hours … Continue reading

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

A Day Made of Glass

Every now and then, some IT company releases a video showing their view of the future. Quite often these involve displays embedded in mirrors or work surfaces. So this video … Continue reading

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Is the Internet something we watch or is it something we read?

Maybe this is me not moving with the times but I have noticed more and more that the Internet is changing from something I read to something I watch and … Continue reading

Monday, February 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Reloading My Cloud – Replacing Mozy

In my last posting I discussed how Mozy had changed their game plan in light of what are clear financial difficulties that they are facing into and how my renewal … Continue reading

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

These are not my New Years resolutions

Regardless of how much this post looks like a New Years resolutions list, it isn’t. Lets get that clear. But as we now find ourselves in January 2011 there are … Continue reading

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

2010 in review

Those nice people at WordPress sent me an email showing how this blog had performed during 2010 so I thought I would share it with you. The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This … Continue reading

Monday, January 3rd, 2011


Hello I'm Mark and welcome to my personal blog.

I travel a lot both for business and pleasure, often on my own but also with my family whenever I can.

I really do enjoy taking photos when I travel but would still consider myself a traveller first and a photographer second

I suppose you could think of this as a travel blog but it's more than that. It's really a place for me to share my experiences and thoughts on just about anything.

Considering I work in IT and telecommunications I have an unhealthy interest in technology and gadgets and all things tech related. I also like my cars so expect plenty on non travel stuff to be included as well.

So the words are my own (not my employers) so have a look around and please feel free to leave a comment or Two

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