Kate's Comment

Thoughts on British ICT, energy & environment, cloud computing and security from Memset's MD

About Kate Craig-Wood

Kate is a multi-award winning technology entrepreneur; co-founder & managing director of Memset, the UK's best Web host.

She is a nationally-renowned expert-advocate of ICT’s role in greening the economy and cloud computing.

Kate is also in the final year of a part-time PhD researching energy intensity of cloud computing and in her spare time enjoys hacking on things like her pet robot BOB. See her personal site for a full bio.

Articles and comment

10% Topics for Liam (IL3, SMEs & G-Cloud)

I’m seeing Liam Maxwell tomorrow afternoon for a long-overdue catch up. As well as some usual updates and so forth I have a handful of generally-relevant topics I want to raise with him. I wish to give the SME community a last-minute chance to say if I have missed off anything important. Remember that the topics need to fit into…

Who is John Galt?

We just watched the first two parts of Atlas Shrugged. I was unfamiliar with Ayn Rand and her works until today. I found the films exhilarating and eagerly await the third installment. They depict a near-future world where economic collapse and enduring recession has enabled politicians to seize increasing power over private individuals and corporations. In the name of “the…

Testing out Social for WordPress on Kate’s Comment…

This is not a test.

Hacks and projects

How to increase the Mac OSX bash shell history length – step by step

What is the bash shell history and why would I want it to be longer? Every time I upgrade my Mac I seem to lose my bash shell history length settings. What is this, you may ask. I use the Terminal (under Applications->Utilities) a lot; everything from connecting to remote servers via ssh to moving files (I often make mistakes…

A real SCUBA rescue experience – mistakes made and lessons learned

On my and Izzy’s recent fieldwork expedition to Islay we had a number of challenging conditions to cope with that were new to us as experienced SCUBA divers. One of these was the cold; the loch was about 16 degrees celcius and while in our double-layered wet suits we were fine for several hours, we found there were limits. Our…

How to revert / downgrade from Opera 15 back to 12 (MacOS)

I made the terrible mistake recently of upgrading to Opera 15. They removed pretty much all the features I actually found useful, including: Vertical tabs Custom searches CMD/CTRL+ to jump to bookmark’s main page Key control of switching between tabs Bookmarks bar vanished History system nerfed Bookmarks system nerfed Opera 15 is essentially a crippled version of Chrome now. For…

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