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Need a short diversion? Here our 5 random sites to amuse, plus one bonus one

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 September 2021

Some of the sites on this page will make you laugh, and some make you shake your head, but they should all entertain you for a moment or two!

Looking back on the occasion of our 50th newsletter

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 September 2021

As we reach our 50th newsletter, here's a look back over the different versions of our websites, starting with the first oh-so-basic FrontPage version in 1998 and finishing with our prospective new site (early days yet, though, so your opinions on it would be welcome! Oh, and we celebrate our 30th anniversary on 1st May next year: any ideas for how to commemorate this welcome!

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

October 2021 Newsletter Competition - Colour by Numbers

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

This month we're asking you to colour the squares in a picture black or white by following the numerical instructions.

Winner of (and stats for) the September 2021 newsletter quiz

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

Congratulations to Susan Howard of Underscore Training for winning this month's competition (hers was the answer drawn by our calibrated, randomised Excel sorting hat). You can see some statistics on the quiz - and details of the calibration involved - at this blog.

What to do with your IKEA bags?

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

The IKEA blue Frakta shopping bag is iconic, and everywhere. Here are 5 suggestions (not always totally serious) for how you can recycle your IKEA bags!

Review of a book on the Stuxnet worm

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

The Stuxnet worm was one of the most sophisticated bits of software ever written. Find out exactly how the US and Israel used it to target Iranian uranium centrifuges, and see the implications this has for us all.

August 2021 Word Search Competition: Winner and Answer

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 August 2021

Congratulations to AJ Morales for winning last month's word search competition, and winning a fifty-pound Amazon voucher: you can see the answers in this blog.

August 2021 Newsletter Competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

For this month's competition we invite you to find the 47 famous singers in the word search grid - unused letters will spell out 3 songs by one of the singers.

Answer to (and winner of) our July 2021 competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

Last month's puzzle asked you to locate 4 mountains, and then give the coordinates of a 5th (Mount Everest), although as many people pointed out the puzzle contained a small factual error (apparently Mont Blanc ISN'T t the tallest mountain in Europe!).

A swear-word alternative to What 3 Words

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

You may know about What 3 Words, which allows you to pinpoint your location in the world using just 3 words. Now there's Four King Words, which does the same for the UK and Ireland using just 4 swear words.

9 interesting facts about emojis to lighten your day

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

Do you know why World Emoji Day is held on July 17th each year? Or how to see the world's emojis being tweeted in real time? Or that Microsft are trying to resurrect Clippy the paper-clip as an emoji? These are just 3 of the 9 fascinating facts explained in this blog!

You can now pay Wise Owl invoices online

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

We've added a link to every invoice that we send out - clicking on this link will take you to an online payment form, so that you can pay invoices without having to call us.

June 2021 Newsletter Competition Winner and Answer

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 June 2021

We received 27 correct entries for last month's COVID-safe logic puzzle competition - you can see the winner and correct answers here.

July 2021 newsletter competition - search the globe!

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 June 2021

After a few challenging puzzles, this month's should be a nice easy one - just use the WHAT 3 WORDS website or app to find the four listed locations, and work out which one is missing!

Answers and winner for our May 2021 film reviews competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 June 2021

Our film reviews competition was won by Andrew Kenyon of NICE, with his review of Die Hard, with runners-up reviewing Apollo 13, 2012, Skyfall and Avatar.

June 2021 Wise Owl Newsletter Competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 June 2021

For this month's competition you are invited to work out which work colleagues received which COVID vaccine on which days, using the grid supplied as an aide. The first correct answer picked out of our randomised sorting hat will receive a fifty-pound Amazon voucher!

Easter Quiz 2021 - Competition Winner, Results and Analysis

Posted by Andy Brown on 03 May 2021

Congratulations to Pat Watt of Skills Development Scotland for winning the prize this month (and generously donating it to charity) - answers and winners here!

Answer and winner for the March 2021 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 March 2021

This month's competition was one by Michelle Ashworth of Rochdale Borough Council (congratulatons to her): answers and details in this blog.

Holoportation using Microsoft Mesh

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 March 2021

Microsoft Mesh will make it seem as if you're actually holoporting to another place, but you'll have to wear googles to change your reality.

Teams Together: gimmick, or productivity tool?

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 March 2021

The new preview Teams Together feature makes it look as if you and your team are sitting side-by-side at a bar - but there the illusion ends.

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