Mary Meeker On Ten Questions Internet Execs Should Ask And Answer

This is a pretty interesting article / presentation. Makes me sad how the boom in the mobile internet has not been driven by Nokia. The potential has been there for years (I paid a bill to the bank with my phone back in 2000 FFS – it’s not new) but we have not been the drivers. Hopefully this will change!

The Steve Jobs factor is intriguing. I am optimistic that we have our messiah in Mr. Elop.

N900 – Music & Media

Three weeks after my N900 arrived, which was worth the wait, I have been getting to know the device better. One of my many uses for the phone is as a music player. In this post I will cover the applications, built in or otherwise that I have tried so far; the trials & tribulations; the good and the bad. As I previously mentioned, whilst waiting for the N900 I had been checking out the apps available and assessing the best options for many of the uses of the phone. Music and media was one such area. Continue reading N900 – Music & Media

N900 – Worth The Wait

After ordering a N900 two and a half months ago, the wait finally ended on Wednesday when I got to unbox my N900. I decided that I had to share my thoughts about the whole experience and would be very interested in your feedback to see if you felt the same way too. My first experiences of Nokia touch phones came at the turn of the year with the 5800 XpressMusic. Continue reading N900 – Worth The Wait

Ovi Revisited

Perhaps I am in a difficult position as I have seen Alpha versions as well as public Betas, but I have tried many of the Ovi services a while back and was quite frustrated by the whole thing. However, after the announcements at Nokia World 2009 I decided to bite the bullet and try them again. Here is a summary of the services I have tried again in the last month. Continue reading Ovi Revisited


skiFFie: give a clue; an indication of direction

skiFFie is a good Scots word that would try to sum up what the site is about while keeping a Scottish identity.


This blog is my own and is a random collection of things I find interesting or worth commenting on. My passions are music, football, my dog and drink 🙂

I try to blog once a week here, depending on how active my music life is. I expect 2019 to be fantastic with a few gigs already in the calendar.

Other Blogs:

A few years back I lost 20 KGS through better eating. You can read about my weight loss journey here.

Related to my day job I created a site about analytics & marketing stuff called Red Lenses.

Schemie Hoors (it’s a football site: a tribute to The Tartan Special One).

Finland Sux was a feed site for all things Finnish.

Unfortunately, due to new EU legislation, I cannot continue with Finland Sux or Schemie Hoors as they were essentially automated site crawlers but the sites remain for historical purposes.


I am a Scotsman living in Finland – expatriated in 1999. I have 3 beautiful kids and a beautiful wife. In my spare time, when I am not with the kids, I like to play salibandy, pool and play around with technology.

Work ( the day job ) :

As of May 2018, I work for Posti as a web analyst.