The future of Windows: Linux and a built-in Xbox?

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how Windows could move to a Linux kernel, as a cost-saving strategy for Microsoft. Windows would be rebuilt as a custom GUI layer and set of services that runs on top of Linux. Legacy Windows applications would run under virtualisation, marking the end of development of ... Continue reading

How long will Trump last in office? 3 years at most

Trump has only been in office for a few weeks and people are already wondering how long he will last. Will he resign, be impeached or even assassinated? Or will he defy his critics and last the full two terms as he suggested in that dire press briefing at Trump Tower back in January? Let's get ... Continue reading

Fixing British Politics Part 2: Enough of the broken promises

During an election campaign, a political party will set out it's vision of how the country will be transformed when they get into power. As you would expect, it’s a positive message, containing the political equivalent of palm trees and sandy beaches. Nobody wants to hear about how they might find it harder to get ... Continue reading

Fixing British Politics Part 1: More Referendums, not less

In July 2016 we held a major national referendum on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. This was an political gamble which attempted to settle a lengthy and bitter divide in British politics that was being exploited by niche parties like UKIP. The somewhat unexpected result was a narrow majority in favour ... Continue reading

2016 – the year where it all caught up with us

This is a post about the political situation in 2016 and it's root causes. It is written from the perspective of a UK citizen. It’s been a strange year. We have experienced two major political upsets – Brexit and Trump, and there is almost certainly more to come. In the weeks following the US election, the ... Continue reading

Why Windows will move to a Linux kernel

For the past few months I've been thinking over an idea that initially sounded crazy, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. The idea is that Windows will become a GUI layer and set of services that run over the top of a Linux core. The NT kernel will be ... Continue reading

What I would do to fix Twitter

Twitter's lack of progress in delivering new features and business models is astonishing. It's not hard to see why there's regular talk of bad financial results and a buyout. But at the same time, it's an essential service for journalists and folks in other industries like tech and entertainment. Here's a quick list of what I ... Continue reading