SPECTRE. A shadow of a Bond movie

SPECTRE. A shadow of a Bond movie

We went to see Spectre last night and what a disappointment it turned out to be. Aside from one incredible tracking shot at the beginning (perversely spoiled by a collapsing building finale that seemed to have come straight out of Nathan Drake’s Uncharted video...
Paradise City. Tape reliability rocks!

Paradise City. Tape reliability rocks!

As a teenager in Liverpool in the 1980s, one of my favorite radio shows was Radio City’s Great Easton Express, named after its host, the late Phil Easton. Much to the consternation of my parents (and probably the neighbors), the Great Easton Express was unashamedly...
Tape. The James Bond of storage technology

Tape. The James Bond of storage technology

Going to the cinema is one of my favourite hobbies, so much so I’m considered a bit of a geek. My friends use me to settle arguments over which actor played a certain part or appeared in a particular film. It seems fitting that an archival storage guy should acquire a...
Far From The Madding Crowd Revisited

Far From The Madding Crowd Revisited

It’s a mystery to me that the film industry has never really figured out what to do with Thomas Hardy. His novels are filled with so much conflict and fatal passion that they should be the perfect raw material for the kind of grown up filmmaking that has...
Welcome Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Welcome Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Well today, after nearly twenty years, I no longer work for Hewlett-Packard. But before you think that I’ve left for a new position (or been fired!), the truth is more reassuring and simple. As of this morning, I officially work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of...