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Ian Makgill @ianmakgill London / Sussex

Running @spendnetwork and @open_opps. On a mission to open every public tender in the world. Mostly British, a bit Danish, 100% European & loving being sober.

1,844 Following   1,732 Followers   6,112 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/23/08


@timothy_barnes @RainCloudSW1 @corrickwales @SpendNetwork There are far too few incentives (probably ‘none’) to rep… https://t.co/seEITlFi7z @timothy_barnes @RainCloudSW1 @corrickwales @SpendNetwork Some of this is hard too, knowing what worked is really i… https://t.co/cEVK3PBLDB @procurepunk “We got a really great price on a thing, but how come they never stock that thing?”
2/24
2020
@edent @jonodrew +1 bitwarden & an S3 bucket
2/22
2020
@timothy_barnes He’s right Frank. Block me and then celebrate the fact that I screamed like a banshee when a bat just flew into my head. @Modern_Lockey Christian Gross. @fcw @paulbatterham @timothy_barnes yup. @paulbatterham @fcw @timothy_barnes Annoyingly, I married a Kenyan who’s relatives keep getting married. @fcw @timothy_barnes Yup, I’m a famous instababe... https://t.co/mQhO1frk7L @O2 I’ve sent my number via DM, would appreciate an explanation and some recompense for trouble. I’m trying to rebo… https://t.co/jspnnUL6eb @O2 I paid what was outstanding yesterday £29, £0 outstanding today with no option to overpay. @O2 Yes. Yes, no data, no 4g calls. @timothy_barnes https://t.co/VtTTn1tM4t @timothy_barnes https://t.co/CofaXPkrY5 @O2 Here’s my bill payment screen. In other words, “we’ve stolen £152 from you and we have bricked your service unt… https://t.co/3Hi5Qa26Q8 @O2 You’re behaving appallingly. @O2 Seriously I’m livid with the way you’re treating me. I have a text saying “your limit is £48 if you want more s… https://t.co/jQ4emXxvJ9
2/20
2020
@O2 I’m in Kenya, I thought I had a £48 limit on data use. I’ve just got a bill of £166 for one day. You’ve bricked… https://t.co/F7UIzpdWOR
2/19
2020
@timothy_barnes The hottest of hot takes
2/18
2020
@ndajz I’m afraid I’m still chuntering about the absence of fresh orange juice... @ndajz Scarily prescient of you, was combined with sausage, bacon, fried egg and fresh coffee. @annkempster I’m being made to go to a wedding in Kenya. @annkempster Barely coping https://t.co/pcKNK2PdxMWhat fresh hell is this? https://t.co/doCh055jaw
2/17
2020
@bensmithuk @alcarnor @jukesie @sharonodea @paperlike I can feel the need, but I can’t heed it. @bensmithuk @jukesie @sharonodea @paperlike I could start to have the same problem, have been really impressed with my pro. @bensmithuk @jukesie @sharonodea @paperlike Sold! @jukesie @sharonodea @bensmithuk Tell me more about the screen protector. @sharonodea I bought one of the smaller pros 2 weeks ago, thinking it would only be useful up to a point, I haven’t… https://t.co/XKDm1YnJPo
2/16
2020
I’ve come to believe that ‘alignment’ is a business code word for ‘getting everyone else to stop arguing with me.’
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2/13
2020
@PoliticsIsPoop @chantal_oiseau I thought he turned around ran back to the shoreline and directed his team mate up the beach. @deadliftbear Holy cow, that is really impressive.
2/9
2020
@CatsProcurement @gpetersmith The high quality of @usaspending is impressive and remains the benchmark, but the pau… https://t.co/L75MHHV5X6
2/8
2020
Can someone please report on/release the vendor contract and #procurement process/docs behind this app? Had that ha… https://t.co/CzP3qZd6mq
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2/4
2020
@NordVPN paid a lot for your service which doesn’t work. Your advice? Overwrite every network setting in my phone..… https://t.co/tCWh8c8g9m
1/31
2020
@tom_sasse @peterkwells In the land of bad metaphors, I’m happy to go for a euthanasia policy. Frankly they had it coming. @timdavies @thomtownsend @nesta_uk I know that @instituteforgov did some work on a model clause covering data from… https://t.co/yIHkWsOooh.@nesta_uk report on Citizen-led data governance recommends that governments "Apply new ‘data sovereignty’ clauses… https://t.co/QCfB5sHbg1
Retweeted by Ian MakgillPlease can someone kill the “data is the new oil” metaphor? @CordieLtd Not exactly sophisticated is it?Procedure followed, commonwealth grifted https://t.co/XNsNGmeMsT
1/30
2020
Yup horse means horse #Slovenia https://t.co/TxRATFCYUj
1/29
2020
Brazil levels playing field for foreign companies in government contract market - Reuters https://t.co/QRGFXH678a
1/28
2020
@WoolleyMick @uk_domain_names Much of the data we provide is outside the EU including USA, Canada, Colombia, Indone… https://t.co/vemLpNf2xA @WoolleyMick @uk_domain_names Hi Mick, we provide an aggregation and augmentation service for DIT so they can publi… https://t.co/9KD6LsTfBZI keep coming back to this brilliant piece by @jennirsl about the way corruption is unravelling South Africa’s abil… https://t.co/wXJ6ZgvpUD
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1/27
2020
@Modern_Lockey I shall go straight to WHSmiths with it, to give me a sense of our national future and to get the ch… https://t.co/W5MYnEZylP“Reggie got coco pops stuck in his eye” oh“Hematogen” chocolate from the USSR. It didn’t have cocoa in it. The main ingredients were sugar, condensed milk an… https://t.co/u5gr9HT3FO
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1/26
2020
They use hotspot to configure antennas, but no information on what is happening/ why etcHave taken plunge and their hotspot has disappeared so that must have been it @chairlord I think my shortcomings in this matter are evident. @stevenlivz @CertasBusiness Whole experience is poor, limited info on what is happening. @chairlord I think that’s it, but it would be nice to know why etc... @stevenlivz @CertasBusiness I think that’s probably it, but quality of info about why it needs to happen is absent. Just feels wrong...Am I missing something?This seems really problematic to me, as they could be logging keystrokes, & sending any data put through the antenna back to their servers.Can security Twitter help? My mum has a new smart monitor for her oil tank from @CertasBusiness. Service uses wirel… https://t.co/zMK0LqYj8X
1/25
2020
@peterkwells @tomskitomski In an S3 bucket called “EU-settle-private-no-delete” @tomskitomski @peterkwells Or, a perfect job for some unencrypted CSV files... @prateekbuch Yes! Paging @mrchrisadams would love to work on this.
1/22
2020
@jpshaddock GDS is heading to Arhus in Denmark 🇩🇰 @timothy_barnes @jaCattell @GavinFreeguard @instituteforgov A previous report by @instituteforgov on procurement su… https://t.co/2NwqHKcElT
1/20
2020
#evening https://t.co/IAnWwRE9ap
1/19
2020
@RedQuadrant @antlerboy @geraldpower Would be good to catch up @antlerboy @Procure4Health It’s a storm in a teacup @PoliticsIsPoop Or hire a company without any ferriesThe hottest of takes... https://t.co/fX0wFcof0z
1/18
2020
@annkempster It’s about time I ate some of the food I’m so keen to serve up. :) @annkempster Sounds perfect. My day was 200 word answers. L-i-v-i-n-g t-h-e d-r-e-a-m. @harriepw Had an interview at a web agency in 90s. To celebrate one of their employee’s birthday the bosses had hired a stripper.
1/17
2020
Trillions of $ for millions of contracts annually, 2000 marketplaces, no good stats&reporting, no interconnectivity… https://t.co/2iv8Q2ytKd
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1/15
2020
@aliceolilly @GavinFreeguard @timd_IFG Was that the one titled “Ba da bing, ba da bong”? @aliceolilly @GavinFreeguard @timd_IFG The bell epoch of psephological campanology puns has begun. It will tower above all others. @aliceolilly @GavinFreeguard @timd_IFG A bellwether?
1/14
2020
'Na Zare' ("At Dawn") performed by Allians, 1987. Part 2. https://t.co/nFIrdYmHk8
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1/13
2020
Goldfish Bowl II, Roy Lichtenstein, 1978 https://t.co/2jXuBfttjD #museumarchive #slam https://t.co/umHFgxhTN5
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1/12
2020
DO NOT EVER use Skype for business calls. https://t.co/0wSxzRlCKc
Retweeted by Ian MakgillAmazing scenes... the Lyre bird of Australia mimics the sound of cameras and chainsaws. https://t.co/6LpyPEKwqr
1/11
2020
@puntofisso But not your English carbonara recipe?
1/10
2020
@Anna_D_Scott As long as I could watch an endless set of decisions like this, I’d be happy in a hairdressers https://t.co/dg21iRmGZd @Detig @Gilesyb I won't do the chapter and verse, but the figure has got over politicised and is simply not credibl… https://t.co/h9d8hZrdLe @Detig @Gilesyb On the SME figure, our data shows a risibly small amount of money going to small businesses, NAO ha… https://t.co/ZzgCp9mJd6Our own ⁦@drawnalism⁩ for @spendnetwork & @open_opps thanks ⁦@drawnalismMatt⁩ https://t.co/eKlqGlktL9 @Procure4Health @Detig @MarkLainchbury We don't monitor the provenance of items we're actually purchasing, I guess… https://t.co/ZWYCUCx1P9 @procurepunk I shall then set my watch for the inevitable & humiliating volte-face, when they have to explain that… https://t.co/tb4hAZzff7 @procurepunk Holding my shit together when the tossers start blathering on about 'buying British' in that bland, se… https://t.co/70xBUWaCvc5-day Tests are the ultimate form of #cricket. Come on ⁦@ECB_cricket⁩ - let’s defend them. ⁦@ianmakgill⁩ ⁦… https://t.co/JOX8clTXQU
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1/9
2020
@MarkLainchbury @Procure4Health @Detig You can just imagine someone from MOJ begging the counsel, "please use the w… https://t.co/doiGsqtRuf @BylineTimes @joz_freeman @JayneLinney Also if we're willing to let contracts to ferry companies without ships, why… https://t.co/YhmXflmHu9 @BylineTimes @joz_freeman @JayneLinney I might be wrong here, but aren't these systems focussed on taking Census /… https://t.co/Fjoe2vlu8m @BylineTimes @joz_freeman @JayneLinney Really? Wow. In the words of Yes Minister, that's "bold". I expect it will l… https://t.co/qsNxIeVODj @joz_freeman @JayneLinney @BylineTimes I think the most cynical approach would have been to claim an emergency, in… https://t.co/32d4EK0uBv @joz_freeman @JayneLinney @BylineTimes I'm not a lawyer, but the article implies a breach, when I suspect there pro… https://t.co/WQyriYLet2 @joz_freeman @JayneLinney @BylineTimes Finally, there's something called "Innovation Partnerships" which allow Gove… https://t.co/X4Tzpe8dZP @joz_freeman @JayneLinney @BylineTimes It may have been possible that these were let underneath a framework contrac… https://t.co/hwkYjEfduH @joz_freeman @JayneLinney @BylineTimes There are a bunch of potential exceptions, the primary use is to claim that… https://t.co/0MRRfDlEss
1/8
2020
@Procure4Health @Detig “Sophisticated” - of course it was
1/7
2020
A reminder that I'm looking for existing civil servants who work as data folks to transfer to my team to work as da… https://t.co/Z1YYn3tgYH
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1/6
2020

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