In real life, I’m Steve Ellwood.

This blog used to be at I adopted shaidorsai as a gmail name when steveellwood and steve.ellwood were unavailable. However, I moved the blog to
I’m in my early 60s, retired some 5 years for working in the ICT area for BT; just delighted to have worked in an area where so much has changed so fast.
I’ve a real interest in social networking and “Web 2.0”, and for 9 years was on 24/7 call as part of a Coastguard Rescue team.

I was fortunate enough to be a homeworker, and while I did travel for work, my home and main office were in the Scottish Northern Highlands.

I look back 5 years and am amazed; I can look back 30+ years and the landscape has changed forever.

A college course I did in the 70s introduced me to Future Shock – I never believed it would be possible.

photo of Steve Ellwood
Steve Ellwood
Reach me by email at
Find me on Twitter at @steveellwood
I also have just started playing with  a wee
I’m on Instagram as steveellwooduk
Stuff that’s too long for Twitter, but that doesn’t justify a blog post? Tumblr
On flickr I’m shaidorsai
Occasionally on
My old Posterous jottings – remember Posterous? – are at


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