The Lucid View

10th June 2018
mobile phone useage

Going phoneless, well kinda…

I’ve always battled with the relationship with my mobile phone. There were times when I was the same as everyone else, using it frequently, unlocking it […]
10th April 2018
Lucid Computer Solutions Ltd

Sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday…

  Ten years of Lucid Computer Solutions. Ten years since I decided to quit the day job and start my own thing. I’d say it’s flown, […]
30th January 2018

Jelly and ice cream

As an avid reader of @PCPro magazine, I was intrigued to read @Tim Danton’s keyboard shootout (Issue 281, p72), as it just so happened I was […]
12th January 2018

Upping our KPI game

2018 is the year of the KPI (Key Performance Indicator for those of you think it’s similar to a GTI). Whilst we’ve always had some KPI […]
6th January 2018
West Midlands Linux Testing

Help my Windows have gone all minty!

I can’t even remember what started this little experiment off. It was probably to do with me thinking about how as a business we could operate […]
2nd August 2017
How to use Sharepoint for sharing ideas

Sharepoint: We’ve found a use for it!

Up until a little while ago I always struggled to see exactly where SharePoint fits into a business as a service. For me there are better […]
27th July 2017
Deadline are good.

Deadlines are good

Scenario 1: “We need this task completing, no rush, do it when you’re ready” You want to give people freedom and flexibility. Letting them choose the […]
26th July 2017
How to setup CPE210 Outdoor WiFi

Real World Reviews: The TP Link CPE210 Outdoor Wifi Unit

The scenario: A customer has a main office area, and they want to expand their operations into a second workshop around three quarters of a mile […]
25th July 2017
Working from home

I’ll just finish this last bit of work up at home

Working from home. All the rage isn’t it? Or is it just a great idea, which in practice doesn’t work as well as it should? My […]
2nd August 2019

What to do when you’ve lost your focus

Let’s be honest. Some days you just don’t fancy it do you? You just can’t focus or do that task that has been assigned to you. […]
29th July 2019

What is Chrome Remote Desktop and why should you use it?

As I start to churn out this article, it dawned upon me that a fair few of the articles I’ve produced of late have been around […]
23rd July 2019

Why I’ve started using Chromium OS to run my business

Quite simply, because it’s much, much quicker than Windows. I can get more shit done, in less time, without the wait for updates, the ‘sluggishness’ when […]
2nd July 2019

Can you run your business using a Chromebook?

For some businesses, you probably can. That saves you reading the whole article, doesn’t it! Should you wish to read a little more though, I’ll explain […]