Mark Roddis

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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

ScanDrop :: Software Review [UPDATED 23rd Jan 2012]

[UPDATE – 2nd January 2012]

For the last few months, the ability of ScanDrop to upload directly into Google Docs has been broken and thus disabled.

The manufacturers keep telling us that they are working on a fix and that it will be with us soon however until that actually happens (and remember this has been broken for months), the functionality of this software is seriously limited.

The full review is still here in the hope they will one day fix it.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

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

This is THE game changer for Google Docs

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Google Docs however I have to admit from time to time, it can be a little clunky. In my opinion, … Continue reading

Friday, April 29th, 2011

At Last! Increased Google Apps Storage

Google has a whole range of productivity tools from Gmail to Docs. Enabling you to live and work in the cloud and all for free. If you run a business … Continue reading

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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

Why did Mozy just pull the cloud out from under my feet?

Over the years, I have gathered a lot of data on my home computer. Digital photos, my music collection, all those letters I have sent. At the same time I … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

Has EMC killed the cloud storage market even before it got going?

The concept behind cloud storage (like many cloud type things these days) is simple. Why pay big bucks out on expensive to buy and expensive to run storage tin when … Continue reading

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

One cloud to sync them all (or not as the case may be)

Over the last few years I have used various free and paid for sync services. Utopia for me is to have a folder full of documents and files that exists … Continue reading

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

WordPress DNS

As mentioned last year, I move my personal identity to the “cloud” with help from Google Apps and WordPress. This was really easy. WordPress were able to host my primary … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Here there be clouds

So after a few late nights, my move from traditional hosting for things like email, websites, photos etc to a world of shared services and clouds is complete. During this … Continue reading

Thursday, August 13th, 2009


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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