WELL, it’s taken longer than I thought it would, but I’ve finally been designated a security risk at the Scottish Parliament. According to Yousuf Hamid’s new blog he received a “no entry” warning from the parliament’s authorities when Yousuf, very wisely, tried to log onto my site.
Can’t say I’m surprised at this; Holyrood’s IT policy is famously jobsworth-driven. Unlike Westminster-supplied PCs, onto which MPs and staff can download just about any software they like, Holyrood-supplied PCs are invulnerable to any programme that might make them more useful or productive. I’m even told that the “desktop” icon at the bottom left hand of the screen, which immediately minimises any active programme, isn’t available, and can’t be added. Why? Just because, apparently.