“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face”, as the first line to Burns’ “Address to a Haggis” goes. I mention it because I have just given my annual addressing the haggis at the Friends of Heath House (school) meeting. And in case you haven’t guessed, this post has nothing to do with IT. At least, I haven’t thought of an IT angle for Burns night yet.

(As I mentioned before, I spend all my working day living an breathing cloud, which is great, but working under conditions of client and employer confidentiality means I cannot yet blog about all the good stuff RedPixie are doing.)

So I am taking another blog as my inspiration, that of Julie Kertesz who I/we met at a Christmas dinner party at our house (school connection again). I try to read her (daily) blog on the train in the morning after City AM. She writes about life in general, and is a great example of the blogging medium.

This is a great way to use an iPhone, even if the connection is a bit flakey on the train. Unfortunately, this gives me less time for my other past-time, reading (particularly sci-fi). I am eager to finish off “The Seige of Wonder” my Mark Geston, an author I stumbled upon completely by accident by picking up “Out of the Mouth of the Dragon” from a second hand book stall in Spitalfields Market. The latter only came about because of the RedPixie connection, thus demonstrating the perfect way my professional life fits into my lifestyle.

So I’ve gone from Robert Burns to Mark Geston in the space of a few lines which I hope demonstrates there is a life for this blog outside of virtualisation.

New hobby needed

Not so much a new hobby, but a new blogging subject to fill the gap while I spend all my time working on vCloud for clients. Sure, we have turned up some interesting aspects of the product but they are not suitable to blog about!

If I had the time, I would be playing around with 3D photography. My weapon of choice is the http://www.fujifilm.com/products/3d/camera/finepix_real3dw3/. Always been a fan of fujifilm cameras. I went and bought the first 1million pixel camera, a fujifilm finepix for £750 back in the day.