Mark Roddis

My World : My Travels : My Thoughts : My Life : My Blog

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

Insync : Another GDrive Pretender?

The mythical GDrive! There has been talk of such a thing coming to Google Docs for many years. Indeed at one point Google admitted they had such a thing days … Continue reading

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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

The World Is Flat

For many years, hierarchy has mattered in most things I have done for work. Within companies, we have teams within departments within divisions and when it comes to data, hierarchy … Continue reading

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Google Does Pacman

Pacman. 30 years old and still chasing ghosts. You really must go to the Google home page and click on “Insert Coin” because it will be gone tomorrow

Friday, May 21st, 2010

HTC Desire – New toy

For many years I have been a die hard Windows Mobile fan. Sure the iPhone has a flash interface and some of the Nokia phones look real pretty but WM … Continue reading

Monday, May 10th, 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


I saw this film made by Robin Sloan and Matt Thomson a few years ago and just happened to come across it again whilst sorting out my bookmarks this morning. … Continue reading

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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

We have moved

Well that was a lot easier than I was expecting and took less than an hour from start to finish. Let me go through the tasks just in case you … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 11th, 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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