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IT Productivity

How to Fix Distant Bluetooth Audio

After recently getting the Poly Voyager Focus 2 headet to help block the noise of my air conditioning out while on calls all day long, I found they had a very distant Bluetooth audio. This seemed to only happen in calls and was extremely frustrating. After a bit of investigation, it turned out that Windows…Continue readingHow to Fix Distant Bluetooth Audio

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IT Living with Sight Loss Productivity

How to get Dark Mode websites on iPhone and iPad

Over the last few years there has been a rise in popularity of dark mode. Dark mode features are now readily available on operating systems and some websites. There are still many websites that don’t have the option and that’s where NightEye can help with browser extensions that can turnsany website into dark mode. NightEye…Continue readingHow to get Dark Mode websites on iPhone and iPad

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Life Living with Sight Loss Smart Home

How to use NFC to trigger Apple Shortcuts

A few months back, I saw an option in Apple Shortcuts to use an NFC to trigger a shortcut. Intrigued, I investigated How to use NFC to trigger Apple Shortcuts and found that NFC tags are inexpensive and easy to set up. What is an NFC Tag? A Near Field Communication tag is a small…Continue readingHow to use NFC to trigger Apple Shortcuts

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Life Living with Sight Loss

Tactile Signage Enables Accessible Walks

After evangelising Braille to my family, I occasionally get sent images of Braille they see while out. This time it was of tactile signage for an accessible trail of Three Sisters by Wigan Council. The sign has a dark background with white text. Braille is directly under each block of text, making it accessible to…Continue readingTactile Signage Enables Accessible Walks

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Life Living with Sight Loss

How to Keep up With Blind Tech? Podcasts

Sight Loss is an emotional roller coaster, and I can honestly say that the best way I have processed the journey and keep up with blind tech, is by listening to podcasts. My first and favourite way to keep up with blind tech When I first came across RNIB Tech Talk, it was hosted by…Continue readingHow to Keep up With Blind Tech? Podcasts

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Living with Sight Loss

5 Gift Ideas for Visually Impaired

Struggling with gift ideas for a visually impaired loved one? Here are 5 gift ideas to inspire you. 1. Amazon Echo Smart Speaker – Best Gift Idea for Visually Impaired The Amazon Echo smart speaker is popular in homes today for the convenience it brings. but for the visually impaired, it provides a natural experience…Continue reading5 Gift Ideas for Visually Impaired

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Business IT Life

Reflecting on 20 years in IT

As 2020 draws to an end, I wanted to share Reflecting on 20 years in IT. Twenty years ago I started my first job as IT Manager for a Food Testing Laboratory. At 18 I found myself being solely responsible for all IT across two sites. This was my dream job, and I was determined…Continue readingReflecting on 20 years in IT

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Life

2015 – 2017 The missing years…

Back in my 2014 year end blog my wife was pregnant and I was looking for a new car. A lot has changed in the last 3 years. Sophie was born in January 2015 and changed our lives for the better. Sure, there are times when I would happily send her to her Grandparents for…Continue reading2015 – 2017 The missing years…

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Business Life

Do you use Metrics or KPI’s at home?

It was the middle of the night, looking after my newborn daughter when I first realised that we had become obsessed with metrics and key performance indicators: How many times has she fed? When was the last feed, was it within 4 hours? How many nappies, what type of nappy and the average per day?…Continue readingDo you use Metrics or KPI’s at home?

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Life

A look back at 2014

It’s New Year’s Eve and like most I am thinking about what 2014 meant for me. Noteworthy events of 2014 1. After years of trying my wife is pregnant and we are expecting our first child in January. 2. I became an uncle to my first niece. 3. I said good bye to my Grandma.…Continue readingA look back at 2014