James Barlow is an independent consultant specialising in information technology, particularly the use and abuse of content management systems, and cloud-based applications such as A mathematician by education (B.A. (Open) Desmond), he also knows a great deal about project and programme management, and is an expert in Lean Six Sigma with the certificates to prove it (most of them written in crayon, admittedly).

James has better things to spend his money on than professional photographs, and will be posting a picture a headshot soon as he finds one that doesn’t look more like a mugshot. He doesn’t normally talk in the third person, but understands that it is the traditional grammatical style for biographical pages.

James can be found flannelling around at Cloudshout!, and doing ad-hoc consulting and techie work on Elance. His professional skills include talking fast, using big words, looking serious and giving firm handshakes. In particular he works with small businesses and independent retailers to market and sell stuff on the Internet and show entrepreneurs how to use lots of great, free tools to cut their start-up and operating costs.

James has previously been active in local politics, particularly in the Bristol-West parliamentary constituency, and has stood for election to Bristol City Council in Cotham and Redland wards as a Conservative, on the basis that the local guys at least have the decency to look embarrassed when supporting the latest illiberal, pointlesss and expensive bit of nonsense dreamed up in Strasbourg, Brussels and Westminster. Currently his political activity is limited to occasionally glancing at the front page of the Evening Post and making tutting noises.

Formerly a member of the Royal Corp of Signals – including a brief tour of duty as a peacekeeper with the NATO Stabilisation Force (SFOR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina – James maintains an interest in the welfare and capability of British Forces, although personally he feels he’s done enough PT for one lifetime and is happy to sit on the sofa eating crisps. If the British Army finds itself in desperate need of an overweight telephone systems and HF radio specialist, James stands ready to return to the front line to the rear echelon, with the proviso that he be promoted to Major, as he is too old to be taking any lip from subaltern officers.

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  1. What is stopping crooked or rotten constituencies printing 2 lots of voting forms and substituting them at the at the count with the reqired result?

  2. I was present at the induction of the Ramallah Rotary Club along with 10 members of the Jerusalem Rotary Club. The event was held in the presence of the Rotary International President John Kenny and RI Board member Phil Silvers as well.

    The Jerusalem Rotary Club, founded in 1929, the second oldest in the Middle East, stands ready to move forward in Rotary service and fellowship with the Ramallah Club (only a short 10 miles from Jerusalem).


    Past President Dr. Mark Alan Zober
    Jerusalem Rotary Club
    District 2490 (ISRAEL)

  3. Claire milne needs that salary so she can afford to pay for organic food from he beloved independent shops, instead of having to enter the premises of those god forsaken corporate retail establishments.

  4. my son is under section 20 for 2 years now and social services can’t make up their mind what to do have a legal aid lawer but is not good n
    eed some help 

  5. Hi James Zend Server after installation, you assign user name and password for phpmyadmin?

    If so, how can change the user name and password?

  6. My

    <?php/* * Generated configuration file * Generated by: phpMyAdmin 3.2.0 setup script by Piotr Przybylski  * Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:02:10 +0300 *//* Servers configuration */$i = 0;/* Server: localhost [1] */$i++;$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘verbose’] = ”;$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘host’] = ‘localhost';$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘port’] = ”;$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘socket’] = ”;$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘connect_type’] = ‘tcp';$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘extension’] = ‘mysqli';$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘auth_type’] = ‘cookie';$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘user’] = ‘root';$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’] = ”;$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘nopassword’] = true;$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘AllowNoPassword’] = true;/* End of servers configuration */$cfg[‘blowfish_secret’] = ’89)JWX)Yplabz^%%2iBIcnnn4Kfy!WCc';$cfg[‘DefaultLang’] = ‘en-utf-8′;$cfg[‘ServerDefault’] = 1;$cfg[‘UploadDir’] = ”;$cfg[‘SaveDir’] = ”;?>

    This error is – #2002 Cannot log in to the MySQL server

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