The Geek Watcher

The blog of Linda Hogg

Fabulous Response to our Very Special Christmas Greeting!

We’ve been receiving fabulous feedback for our Christmas ‘card’ this year!  To mark our 15th Anniversary, we decided to put together ‘A Fight Before Christmas’ based on  the poem, ‘T’was the night before LaurenChristmas …’.  We are delighted with the response and I thought I would put together some of them here.  If you would like your own copy of the book, please email us at xmas@blackmarble.co.uk with your address!

Enda Flynn, Comperiogreat work with the Xmas card - my 3 year old has been picking it as bedtime story.

Hazel Woodcock, IBM: The book is fantastic. Story, artwork, production, all first rate.

Eileen Brown, Social Media Guru: Thank you so much for quite frankly the best Christmas card I’ve received for years – what a joy to go through it.  Inspired.

Wilbour Craddock, Microsoft Canada: Awesome! Simply Awesome!

From Martin Casey, Arekibo: Congratulations to @BlackMarble - Your Christmas book/card is exceptional - thank you!

Amanda Lennon: Thank you SO much for my Xmas story book - absolutely fab!

Diarmuid Murphy, Microsoft Ireland: Just got this gorgeous Christmas storybook from @BlackMarble put me in the festive mood.

Ben Nunney, Microsoft UK: Wow. Epic Christmas Comic from@BlackMarble arrived this morning...

Richard Costall, MVP: Big thanks to @BlackMarble for a fantastic Christmas card/story very clever. #HappyChristmas

Craig Murphy, MVP: Awesome @BlackMarble Xmas greeting this year!

Ian Palmer, University of Bradford: Just got the 'card' from@BlackMarble. They surpassed themselves this year. This is a BOOK guys, not a card. Genius. :)

Steven Murgatroyd, KCom: Just got this from @BlackMarble, love it...very creative! Merry Christmas! #xmasfun

Kevin Ball, HP: - it's fabulous!

Plus we are supporting The National Museum of Computing and Bletchley Park with our Christmas campaign!

Episode 2 of the BMXmas Adventure–Going Postal–Now Live!

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Episode Two of this year’s Xmas Card Adventure is now live on our website – want to know what the BMBrigade find on reaching their destination?  What has happened to Santa?!  Can our heroes’ Windows Phone 7’s help save the world this Xmas??

Enjoying the adventure?  Watch out for Episode Three on 8th December, when General Junk-Mail’s fiendish plot is revealed!

And this year, find out how our customers can benefit from our skills in Visual Studio with an ALM Health Check … and gain the opportunity to win an XBox with Kinect!

Final Part of the BM Brigade’s Yule Time Adventure!

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BlechleyPark The Black Marble Brigade have finally foiled Professor iNfamy’s nefarious schemes … time to kick back and relax!

We at Black Marble wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!

This year, Black Marble are making a donation The Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing for every card sent … these organisations need your support to maintain our industry’s heritage.

Xmas Adventure Part IV – Can the Black Marble Brigade save Desktop Software as we know it?

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Now the Black Marble Brigade have saved computing in the 1940s … can they save it in the 1980s??

Part IV of the Black Marble Brigade Yule Time Travel Adventure is now live … find out what nefarious plans Professor iNfamy has in store for desktop operating systems, and can our heroes thwart his scheme?

Part V coming this Thursday (17 December).

BlechleyParkThis year, Black Marble are making a donation The Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing for every card sent … this organisations need your support to maintain our industry’s heritage.

Black Marble Brigade Christmas Adventure Yule Time Travel – Part II now available!

Episode IEpisode II After a hiatus in 2008, the Black Marble Brigade return this year caught up in the machinations of the mysterious Professor iNfamy! 

Part I (left) on our website and on every desk with a Black Marble Xmas Card! 

Find out in Part II (right) where iNfamy’s time travelling scheme has taken them … that mansion looks familiar …  

National Museum of ComputingPart III coming this Thursday …

This year, Black Marble are making a donation The Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing for every card sent … this organisations need your support to maintain our industry’s heritage.

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The History of Computing

Black Marble took a trip down technology memory lane with a visit to the National Museum of Computing.  Black Marble proudly sponsor this important organisation – which is showcasing the pioneering work of the first computer developers who cracked the Enigma codes right through the growth of the personal computer to the present day technology boom.

Kevin_NMOC_Sep2009 During our visit to the museum, volunteers Kevin Murrell (far left) and Bob Jones were kind enough to give us a behind the scenes tour, as well as an account of Colossus (right) – one of which is now operating in the world’s first computer centre.

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Rob_Shelves Black Marble staff survey the archives … BM_Shelves

If you would like to help the work at the National Museum of Computing, please visit their website and select Donate.