Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BBC Micro is 30 years old!

A great article on the BBC Micro which is 30 years old today The BBC Model B was my third computer (after a self-assembled ZX80, and a ZX81 and excluding the school Research Machines RML 380Z which I exclusivly used but never really owned). Those were the days! I remember saving up all my paper round money to go on an Acorn dealer courses for the BBC Micro when I was about 17. It cost a fortune to go on the 5 day course. To their great credit Acorn never invoiced me for that course. I guess sitting at the front and asking all the questions has some benifit. Cheers Acorn!

It's strange now that I'm based in Cambridge and occasionally bump into people who were involved with Acorn / Sinclair in the old days.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Silicon Valley comes to Cambridge

Looking forward to meeting Reid Hoffman (Chairman of LinkedIn) and numerous other of the most exciting and disruptive Silicon Valley companies (Apple, Google...) at the Silicon Valley comes to UK event in Cambridge on Friday. Alquist are one of the showcase companies exhibiting at the event. It should be an interesting day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

UK IT Industry Awards

Great news! We won the 2011 UK IT Industry award for Infrastructure Innovation with celsius, our high definition temperature monitoring solution for data centres. The award was presented to us by TV funny man, Alexander Armstrong.