Now unless you have your head stuck up somewhere you can’t have failed to notice that Microsoft released Office 2013 yesterday.
Well last week I upgraded the computers here to Office 2010, and with it came the offer of a free upgrade to the next version when it came out and as I said yesterday Office 2013 became available.
So having a bit of free time last night I upgraded one of the machines to the new version, after half an hour of playing the computer was put back to Office 2010.
I was not impressed to be perfectly honest, I could best describe it by saying if it had been a pie the filling would have been described as too much gravy and not enough meat.
The big thing these days is cloud computing, or to put it in simple terms your hard drive storage elsewhere. I will say outright I am not a fan of cloud storage, I like to know where my data is and who has access to it, call me cynical but I always ask myself when I see free cloud storage advertised the question “Who is paying for it and how is it making them a profit?” In this world there is no such thing as free. Somebody somewhere is paying and somebody is trying to make a profit. Client data, browsing habits, and email content is a gold mine for money making. With that information people can target advertising.
I will give you an example. Recently our bread maker went to that great electrical scrapyard in the sky, and I had a look on Amazon for a replacement. Since then I have been bombarded with emails and on screen suggestions from the about bread makers. So you see data is valuable.
Hence me liking to know where my data is especially that connected with my business.
Anyway looking on the bright side at least the weather has improved, the garden is still a mud bath but it at least it’s drying slowly.
Start services for the year this Sunday, unless I get some volunteers come forward I now wont have a free Sunday until November 11th, still I enjoy the railway as much now as when I took over the station eight years ago.
I just hope this year I don’t spend as much time struggling to find cover for the station.
Now to get some work done before the wife gets back from shopping.