Why the name change?

Why the name change?

Hello.. I'm changing my name, well not me as such, the company name. Which used to be the same as mine, but now it isn't. We were Andy Powell Consulting, but now we're Kuiper Industries. Confused? let me explain. Why the name change? For years it's just been me, but...

Laptop Appeal

Laptop Appeal

At the beginning of January, just one day after many kids had gone back to school the Department of Education announced that all learning in schools and colleges was to move online. As with previous lockdowns and periods of self isolation there is a real issue with...

The next step?

For the last few years I have focused on Hack Oldham, a non profit co-working and maker space in Oldham, what started out as a tiny little group grew into something much larger with the the move into the former Wahoo building on Yorkshire Street. As you have probably...

National Citizenship Service Dragons Den

National Citizenship Service Dragons Den

Today I volunteers as a dragon for the National Citizenship Service, this is a scheme that sees young people take part in a wide range of projects including fundraising to run their own projects.  Part of this was a dragons den pitch where they pitched their...

Virgin Media junk mail-o-meter

Virgin Media junk mail-o-meter

So last year I had a bit of a rant at @virginmedia, the reason for this was the ridiculous amount of junk mail that Virgin were sending us, so I decided I was going to keep all the mail they sent me for the next 12 months. Here we are 12 months later and I have a draw...

I accidentally a Hack Space

Back in October 2014 I game a talk at Barcamp Manchester  about how I had accidentally made a hack space, it was a little tongue in cheek at it wasn't so much a physical space as a group of people who wanted a space to happen. This year there will be a follow up. It...

A special offer for Neil Kavanaugh

A special offer for Neil Kavanaugh

A follow up to Whats in a name So I decided to let Neil know my plan; Hello Neil, Good news – The domain NeilKavanaugh.com is now available and I’m giving you first refusal! Don't miss out on getting the name you want! Sometime ago I enquired about the domain...

[comedy font]Important News[/comedy font]

[comedy font]Important News[/comedy font]

As the BBC report: The most coveted prize in particle physics - the Higgs boson - may have been glimpsed, say researchers reporting at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. But why oh why did the brightest *PEOPLE on the planet decide to use the worlds...