Hyde Park is empty. Something big must be on. Anyone got any ideas?

I have an idea...

## What's this all about?

_Well, first a little bit of history about me..._

I have been working for a long (long) time as an independent IT consultant, focussing on IT Security, primarily strategy and architecture. While I find this hugely rewarding work (and it pays well), there is nothing I can publicly say "I did that" or "I built that", such is the nature of my line of work.

I also want keep my skills relevant as the world moves ever more rapidly into the mobile app + service model.

So I have an idea for a service fronted by a mobile app and possibly native apps and maybe even a browser app thrown in for good measure.

_Did I tell you I like challenge? :)_

What is this service etc that I want to build? Well, that I will keep to myself until (I hope) we get to MVP.

I have a LOT to learn and get better at - new programming language(s), cloud app stacks, cloud infrastructure, code management, project management, sales, marketing and whatever else a one-man-band needs to get his crazy idea off the ground!

So I intend to post here frequently, documenting my progress - warning it may be slow and infrequent!

Loving the hot weather - outdoor living really is the best.

Went out for a great bike ride around London tonight. What did I miss?

Working away from home all week and I’ve just discovered I left my AirPods in the house. Goddammit!!! 😡😡😡

And here is the sad thing about it - I’m now a paying @Pocket user, and I really do like it. Way to drive your user base to a competitor!

But here’s the thing - blocking EU IP addresses does NOT make @instapaper GDPR compliant! If I am an EU citizen working in USA then I can access my data? I’ll happily advise @instapaper CORRECTLY on GDPR for 20% of the hourly rate their ill informed lawyers currently charge.

It’s now been FIVE weeks since GDPR went live & @instapaper is still not available for folks with EU IP addresses. Safe to say that @instapaper is dead as far as people from the EU are concerned. As a very long serving @instapaper user this makes me very sad…

My first shake shack burger - double shackmeister with cheesy fries. IT. WAS. AMAZING….Need a lie down now so my heart can recover.

My first shake shack burger - double shackmeister with cheesy fries. IT. WAS. AMAZING….Need a lie down now so my heart can recover.

Having dinner in Itsu in Chelsea tonight and oh my goodness is it posh - there’s a couple of old dears next to me eating their sushi with proper forks that they brought from home and having a glass of wine each with it too. Now I think I’ve reached peak Itsu.

Having dinner in Itsu in Chelsea tonight and oh my goodness is it posh - there’s a couple of old dears next to me eating their sushi with proper forks that they brought from home and having a glass of wine each with it too. Now I think I’ve reached peak Itsu.

Maximum sleepage for Harvey after a hard day chasing the ball around the garden.

Maximum sleep age for Harvey - been a tough old day chasing the ball round the garden.

Maximum sleepage for Harvey after a hard day chasing the ball around the garden.

Ice cold German beer, football (Spain v Iran) and sunshine here in Frankfurt. Perfekt!

Ice cold beer, football (Spain v Iran) and sunshine. Perfekt!

Ice cold beer, football (Spain v Iran) and sunshine. Perfekt!

Working from the airport this afternoon with ALL the things!

Walked around Greenwich, London this week - it’s really beautiful up at the royal observatory watching the sun going down over London Town.