Author Archives: Chris Neal

About Chris Neal

Personal Technology Consultant. Tailored services and advice for people who want more from their technology.

The Problem With Freedom of Expression

Two news stories today highlight double standards in our defence of freedom of expression. The YouTube clip of “Innocence of Muslims” has offended Muslims around the world and that offence is about to be compounded by the publication of some … Continue reading

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My New Bike Is My Old Bike

About ten months ago I wrote a blog post about my next choice of motorcycle, the main thrust of which was that in an ideal world you would have several bikes to cater for your changing mood and needs. At … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Street

I’ve been gazing longingly at that greener grass lately. It all started when–on a whim–I treated myself to a new phone. My new Samsung Galaxy SII was a first bite of the forbidden fruit that is Android, and now I’ve … Continue reading

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Today’s blog post: The Director’s Cut

I started out intending to write a diatribe about movie “Special Editions” and “Director’s Cuts”, preparing to denounce them all as blatant exploitative rip-offs that are produced with no respect to the original but aimed only at squeezing more money … Continue reading

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Gimme a “Zac”!

Life can be tough for a Diplomatic Spouse, particularly when you’re a lazy Englishman who can’t be bothered to learn the local language. It’s enough of a challenge for me to explain to my driver Dino that I want to … Continue reading

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Drive-By Luanda

First proper post of the New Year and we’re staying with the photography theme. In Johannesburg last week I bought myself a Fujifilm Finepix X100. I’d been coveting this little beauty for weeks, and during our New Year’s trip to … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

What does that title stir in you? Are you excited? Angry? Ambivalent? So, I have completely neglected this blog for the last four months. That’s a record, even with my dire track record at updating it. Yet I love to … Continue reading

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