Bradford Food – Pizza Pieces

Some people grow up with memories of happy meals or sitting in burger king with a crown resting on their head as a small child on Saturday afternoon. Although I did from time to time go to McDonalds my Saturday afternoon treat if I went shopping with my mum was “Pizza Pieces”.

A family run business which can be found on Market Street in the City Centre of Bradford has been in operation for over 20 years, the owner Antonio Bariero did have some difficulty in 2012 due to the Westfield development (T&A Article), but I am happy to say they are still open and making great Pizza.

They server different variations of pizza, you can buy a quarter slice of a 16” Pizza, fries and a drink for the same price as a McDonalds meal, The pizza is freshly made on premises but there are Pasta’s, Salads and deserts available as well. When I visit I usually go with a peperoni slice and a tomato garlic slice, but the pasta is well worth a try also.

I don’t remember ever having a bad Pizza from Pizza Pieces and I have been a customer for over 25 years, I love that I have grown up eating in here,  I have organised meals with my teams at work and Pizza Pieces actual featured in my wedding speech.

You can can check out other peoples opinions on Trip advisor-  Trip Advisor – Pizza Pieces

I love the direction Bradford is going supporting local businesses at the top end of town in the independent but you really must check out Pizza Pieces at the bottom end of the city centre and tell them … “Spenfu sent me” Winking smile

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Windows 10 – Potential Security Issue?

With all the excitement of windows 10, I have been reading through a bunch of web articles, looking at the new features but I one thing I came across which has caused a little bit of concern was around the “Wifi Sense” feature which is also on the Window’s 8.1 phone.

There is a bit of discussion around Wifi Sense enabled automatically as part of the Windows 10 OS on the usual IT forums, but what’s the problem with “WiFi Sense”?

Depending on your policy at work, these 2 may not be of concern:-

Automatically connecting you to crowdsourced open WiFi networks it knows about.

Accepting a WiFi network’s terms of use on your behalf and providing additional info for you to networks that require it.

This last one makes me very nervous :-

Letting you exchange password-protected WiFi network access with your contacts to give and get Internet access without seeing each other’s WiFi network passwords.

Sounds scary … What does that mean? …

Your WiFi password will be shared with your contacts including Outlook.com, Skype and there is an opt in for Facebook!

The password is encrypted so contact will not see the password, but if you have a user who is connected to the corporate Wifi network, potentially contacts will be able to jump on your work network.

So where and how are all these passwords stored? …. “in an encrypted file on a Microsoft server” sounds sturdy right.

So what are you plans with Windows 10 and Windows Phone 8.1 using “WiFi Sense”?

Bradford Food – Shimlas

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Worlds best Chicken Doner?

Bradford is know as the Curry capital of the UK and with good reason as people through out the country travel to Bradford to sample our amazing spicy cuisine. There is a Curry Festival held in Bradford every years and it is the home of Mumtaz curries which are now available in CO-OPS across the UK.

There is a a hidden gem in Bradford and although they do server some lovely looking curries there is only one thing I order when I visit and that is the Chicken Doner Kebab … “A Kebab!” I here you cry …

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The Mixed Donner

Shimlas which can be found near the University Sports centre servers the most amazing chicken donnar kebab, it is served with cooling yogurt and spice chili suace, a salad (with a pickled chill … YUM) and a large nan bread.

It is severed in a DIY style when you eat in the restaurant with the contents on a plate and the nan in a basket and then you choose what you do next. Most seam to tear of some bread and pick up.

The price is also very reasonable at only £5.50 for a chicken Donner which will fill most, it is a real bargain.

Web – http://www.shimlas.co

Address – 123-125 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1PS

Windows 10 – My 5 favorite web links

Did you know Windows 10 is now available for free? …. or have you been living in a box? … Here are my 5 favorite Windows 10 related articles:-

Everyone at working asking you …  “Can I upgrade to Windows 10 for free?

What do you get? “Ten things you need to know about Windows 10

Still need more information? “Windows 10 Review

My system does not give me the option to upgrade? “WIndows 10 download”

Ninja Cat Riding a T-Rex !?!?!?! – “Yeap … A Ninja Cat Riding a T-Rex”

I have 2 Windows  devices I am really looking forward to loading Windows 10 on to.

Sumvision Cyclone Mini PC

My TV is currently not very smart and I am still under discussion (/thumb) with my lovely wife around upgrading our current TV. But in the mean time I managed to save enough to buy a Mini PC which we can use a media centre.

ASUS T100

Asus T100 is a great little device which has a debatable keyboard, so you can use it as either a netbook or a tablet. As well as using this when travelling. One of the great things about this is I can use this as a BYOD (Bring your own device) to work, as I have one profile for work and the other for personal use.

I am really interested to see how Windows 10 will effect using these devices.

Let me know what your thoughts are? Have you upgraded?

Bradford’s Most Interesting Man

I am throwing my gauntlet down …. I am Bradford’s Most Interesting Man!

This is something that occurred to me in the last week and as Bradford’s Most Interesting Man (BMIM) I promise to do good with my new found powers, but I know there are people who may doubt my claim to this prestigious title…. But I am Bradford’s Most Interesting Man and this is why:-

1. I run a very successful Mixed Martial Arts Academy (BradfordMMA.com)

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We teach and compete in a wide range of Martial arts including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Combat Submission Wrestling, MMA (also called as Cage Fighting), JKD, Kickboxing and much more. We have multiple British champions in different disciplines and on 6th December Team Fulinkazan we celebrated our 10th year anniversary at the Glyde House (http://gumptioncentres.co.uk/glyde-house/)

2. By day I am a mild mannered IT Manager

As well as running a MMA Gym and having 3 blackbelts, I am also a IT Manager by day who specializes in Infrastructure. Servers, Networking, desktops, clients, VIOP, security at some point I have had to do it all …. Geektresting !

3. I am a movie star

I am sorry kid …. I don’t do autographs. That is right BMIM has been in such blockbuster hits as “Bloodline” and “We don’t Fight Cages”, but I also like to keep it real and product and start in my own youtube videos:-

 https://www.youtube.com/user/spenfu25

4. I have started a Zombie Protection Group

If you are worried about the Zombie Apocalypse like any sensible person should you will be happy to know the BMIM has got your back! You can join the ZFS and prepare yourself for walkers by making sure you learn the Zombie fighting System

JOIN US NOW

5, I head the C.A.M.P activist group 

Have you ever been short changed? or under chickened ? I feel your pain, The campaign Chicken Appreciation for Man Sized Portions (CAMP) is fighting for you rights as we speak. Nandos can not get away with service small portions … as your prices increase your chicken shrinks.

Tweet now! @nandos #CAMP @Spenfu

6, I am … TheFightCoach.com 

Are you looking for online training? need some help preparing for a Martial Arts competition? Head over to ThefightCoach.com now! We offer online training, fight camps as well as general health and fitness advice

TheFightCoach

Still doubt my title? Well the fact you have read to this point only proves you are interested in what I have to say which proves I am …. Bradford’s Most Interesting Man ….. BMIM