Poor Microsoft

What about tablet sales and Microsoft. Comparing the last three months of 2011 to the last three months of 2012, for 2012 apparently tablet device sales have jumped up by around 75%. For that 2012 period Apple shipped just under 23 million iPads, Samsung around 8 million Galaxy tablets, Amazon … Continue reading


So we’ve just had the new BlackBerry announcement. I’ve used Windows Mobile phones before and they’ve performed in a perfectly competent fashion, but were rather ‘blown away’ when I got my iPhone 3GS (and discovered the ease and use of Apps). We then had the Windows 8 phone release which I … Continue reading


Steve Ballmer has dismissed Dropbox as a ‘fine little start-up’ with only 100 million users. In a way I can live with that, Dropbox only having one hundred million is nothing compared to the billion Office users. However a vast number of those Dropbox users are students at schools, colleges … Continue reading

Formula Student Results.

Just seen the UK (Silverstone) Formula Student results for Strathclyde. Overall position; 20th out of just over 100. All things considered that’s actually not too bad. After all, earlier on in the year there had been a major fire which knocked out of commission their workshop, and for about a … Continue reading

Formula Student

Strathclyde’s Formula Student guys have just had their ‘launch day’ for their 2012 car. What they manage to produce, and (especially when compared to the opposition) on a very tight budget, is quite amazing. This year even more so considering a major fire in February which trashed the building that … Continue reading

What’s Happened!

Oh dear, what’s happened. The last entry was for the end of January, and now it’s the end of June. At the start of February there was a major fire at work. This totally disrupted things, interfered with student study, destroyed large amounts of research work, threatened employment, and generally … Continue reading

Students’ Union

For the first time in ages (4 years?) I’ve headed into Strathclyde’s Students’ Union on a Friday evening. It used to be absolutely heaving, ‘TFI Friday’ got the guys and girls in for some serious socialising and with a fantastic atmosphere.  However people come and go and a new crowd has … Continue reading