Doom – My Recollections of a World-changing Computer Game

December 27, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: games.

Back in 1994 I’d been out of the computing loop for a few years. I’d cut my teeth on the Sinclair ZX81, graduated to Acorn’s BBC Model B and worked on Archimedes at college for my Computing Science A level. Then I lost contact with computers for the best part of 5 long years.

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The Car Insurance Merry-go-round

June 24, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: random.

Over the years I’ve been with a number of car insurance companies, usually opting for the one that will give me the best deal. Initially I used to do that through an insurance broker but then shopped around, went direct or used comparison websites. It’s been a mixed bag…

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And Now the Small Business Signatories

April 27, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

With less than two weeks to go until the election we now have a letter from 5,000 small businesses pledging their allegiance to one party and it’s the blue party again. Furthermore, that letter is once again published in The Telegraph where, this morning, the newspaper’s website calls it a “boost for David Cameron”…

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Look Out, It’s Mobilegeddon!

April 21, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: design, Internet, SEO.

When Google announced last year that it would start flagging up mobile friendly websites in its search results it was a landmark for how seriously the search giant was taking the issue. Whilst corporate designers and developers have been creating mobile-first websites for some time, this was potentially a wake up call to every webmaster • Read More »

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These 100 Big Business Signatories

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

Having been out of the professional business and journalism loop for the last year, the item in the news today that caught my ear was that The Conservatives wheeled out their 100 business leaders as signatories backing another parliament of blue bosses. It seems that, in retaliation, The Labour Party said that “zero hours contracts” • Read More »

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This New Doctor Who

December 11, 2014 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Scifi.

As a boy, my first ever Doctor Who was John Pertwee, the third Doctor, after William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. He wasn’t on my TV set for too long before he regenerated as Tom Baker and he, as far as I am concerned, is the quintessential¬† Doctor Who of my generation (X). Then we had • Read More »

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